Some salons lead with their hearts—searching their communities for causes where their talent, time and money can bring the most positive change. At the same time, they know the goodwill generated and the connections forged help grow their own businesses. 

The team from Cloud 9 Salon and Spa in Flower Mound, TX. 
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The team from Cloud 9 Salon and Spa in Flower Mound, TX. 

CLOUD 9 SALON AND SPA
Flower Mound, TX
cloud9salon.com
Kim Cloud
SQUARE FEET: 8,300  
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 51
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $55
BEST-SELLING RETAIL: Redken
Moroccanoil, Aquage
COLOR: L’anza, Redken, Schwarzkopf Professional
SKIN CARE: Pevonia, Dermalogica 
NAIL CARE: OPI, CND
TECH SUPPORT: Millennium, Demandforce  
“We created Bedtime Rescue, a program that brings relief to families to help them get back on their feet and make long-term plans for a successful future. We host two main fundraising events each year—a brewfest and a golf tournament.”

The Day Spa @ Folawn's in San Antonio, TX.
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The Day Spa @ Folawn's in San Antonio, TX.

THE DAY SPA @ FOLAWNS
San Antonio, TX
folawns.com
Ken and Terry Folawn
SQUARE FEET: 6,000  
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 46
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $55
BEST-SELLING RETAIL: Aveda  
COLOR: Aveda  
SKIN CARE: Aveda, Usana  
NAIL CARE: OPI  
TECH SUPPORT: SalonBiz, Webopenings
“Through our Wags 4 Water event, we support our team’s love for animals and Earth Month. This pet-friendly fun run/walk takes place on a trail that represents what an average person in a third-world country has to walk to get to clean water.”

The owners of Ira Ludwick in Bethesda, MD.
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The owners of Ira Ludwick in Bethesda, MD.

IRA LUDWICK SALON
Bethesda, MD
iraludwicksalon.com
Ira ludwick
SQUARE FEET: 2,800  
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 18
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $95
BEST-SELLING RETAIL: Oribe, Kevin Murphy, Davines
COLOR: Artego, Goldwell, Redken
SKIN CARE: Exuviance Skin 
TECH SUPPORT: STX, Go Daddy 
ASSOCIATIONS: ICA, PBA
“Our greatest point of distinction in giving back to the community is our fundraising efforts for the Oncology Patient Navigator Program. The program provides a nurse to each newly diagnosed patient free of charge to help the patients and their families in the understand the diagnosis and treatment plan.”

The team from Panache: An Aveda Store Salon & Spa in St. Augustine, FL.
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The team from Panache: An Aveda Store Salon & Spa in St. Augustine, FL.

PANACHE: AN AVEDA STORE, SALON & SPA
Saint Augustine Beach, FL
getpanache.com
Kristy Weeks
SQUARE FEET: 2,500     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES:  38
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $50
BEST-SELLING RETAIL: Aveda  
COLOR: Aveda  
SKIN CARE: Aveda 
NAIL CARE: OPI, CND 
TECH SUPPORT: SalonBiz, Demandforce  
“We chose to create awareness and help preserve our waterways by hosting several events during Earth Month. In addition to a local popup boutique, we also partnered with a local cinema to show three environmentally focused films to offer an opportunity for dialog, conversation and education.”

Pure Bliss Salon and Spa in Flint, MI.
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Pure Bliss Salon and Spa in Flint, MI.

PURE BLISS SALON AND SPA
Flint, MI
PureBlissSalonSpa.com
Randy Withey
SQUARE FEET: 6,000     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 45
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $40
BEST-SELLING RETAIL: Eufora, Eleven, GK Hair
COLOR: Keune, Oligo, Pravana
SKIN CARE: Epicuren, Phytomer  
NAIL CARE: OPI, CND 
TECH SUPPORT: Meevo, Hootsuite, Salon Builder 
“Last year was our second annual Denim and Diamonds event, where we raised $45,000 for Voices of Children. As a direct result of this event, Voices for Children has been able to add counseling services for families who take care of children at the Weiss Advocacy center for child abuse and neglect.” 

Scott Allison, owner of S Salon in Fairbanks, AK. 
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Scott Allison, owner of S Salon in Fairbanks, AK. 

S SALON
Fairbanks, AK
ssalonandstudio.com
Scott Allison
SQUARE FEET: 2,000 
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 11
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $65
BEST-SELLING RETAIL: Davines, DevaCurl, Ergo
COLOR: Davines 
SKIN CARE: Davines   
TECH SUPPORT: Phorest, ZeeZor  
ASSOCIATION: PBA
“This summer we partnered with a few small business and raised $12,500 for a family battling cancer. We also participated in a state-wide initiative that raised more than $45,000 for the Wigs and Wishes nonprofit.”

The team from Salon Allure in Huntsville, AL. 
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The team from Salon Allure in Huntsville, AL. 

SALON ALLURE
Huntsville, AL
salonallurehuntsville.com
Michelle McGough, Paula Lecher
SQUARE FEET: 2,600  
TOTAL EMPLOYEES:  31
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $41
BEST-SELLING RETAIL: Pureology, Redken 
COLOR: Redken  
SKIN CARE: Aveda   
NAIL CARE: OPI  
TECH SUPPORT: Envision, Demandforce, Constant Contact 
ASSOCIATION: PBA
“During the Christmas and Easter holidays and before each school year, we host You Look Beautiful days. Our staff invite someone they know who could not normally afford salon services to come and get a new look for free. If these guests have children, we also offer to cut their hair for free.”

Salon Jaylee in The Villages, FL.
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Salon Jaylee in The Villages, FL.

SALON JAYLEE
The Villages, FL
salonjaylee.com
Janet West
SQUARE FEET: 3,400; 3,100; 2,900 
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 77
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $54
BEST-SELLING RETAIL: Tenaj, L’anza, Zenagen
COLOR: Schwarzkopf Professional 
SKIN CARE: PCA, Farmhouse Fresh
NAIL CARE: OPI, Farmhouse Fresh 
TECH SUPPORT: Meevo2, Textel, Mood Media 
ASSOCIATIONS: ISBN, PBA
“This year we partnered with Wildwood Soup Kitchen’s Snack Pack Program. As a team, we have raised more than $5,000 for the program and have helped pack more than 200 snack packs to send home with children who have been identified by guidance counselors as at-risk for missing a meal at home.”

Rowena and Eric Yeager, owners of Studio Wish Salon in Twinsburg, OH.
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Rowena and Eric Yeager, owners of Studio Wish Salon in Twinsburg, OH.

STUDIO WISH SALON
Twinsburg, OH
studiowish.com
Rowena and Eric Yeager
SQUARE FEET: 3,000     
TOTAL EMPLOYEES: 12
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $50
BEST-SELLING RETAIL: Davines, DevaCurl, Wella
COLOR: Davines, Wella 
NAIL CARE: OPI, Qtica, Hempz 
TECH SUPPORT: Phorest, ZeeZor, Canvas Recruit
ASSOCIATIONS: ICA, PBA
“We believe that any guest going through chemo shouldn’t have to pay for hair services. We partnered with Friends Are By Your Side to bring this message to life. Now, when a guest donates their hair, we have them fill out a form. A portion of their haircut price goes toward purchasing wigs for guests.”

THE STUDIO FOR HAIR
Farmington Hills, MI
thestudioforhair.com
Natalie Sikora, Kenneth Sikora, Tasha Schurgin
SQUARE FEET: 1,700  
TOTAL EMPLOYEES:  22
AVERAGE CUT & STYLE: $60
BEST-SELLING RETAIL: Eufora, Prostyles 
COLOR: Eufora, Goldwell
NAIL CARE: OPI, CND, Essie 
TECH SUPPORT: SalonBiz
ASSOCIATIONS: ABCH, Green Circle
“Since 2009, we’ve raised more than $100,000 for ChildSafe, a nonprofit that focuses on helping kids in dangerous situations. We host three events throughout the year to support this cause and adopt Childsafe kids during the winter holidays through a gift donation.”

Additional Honorees: 
Andreas Hogue Salon, Northbrook, IL
Be Inspired Salon, Inc. Madison, WI
Five Senses Spa, Salon & Barbershop Peoria, IL
Gramercy Salon, Boca Raton, FL
Hollywood Hair, Centralia, MO
J. Nicolle Salon & Spa, New Albany, IN
Josephine’s Day Spa & Salon, Houston, TX
Logan 14, Washington D.C.
Mane Attraction Salon, Phoenix, AZ
Maude, Herndon, VA
Nuovo Salon Group, Sarasota, FL
Nurtur Salon + Spa, Columbus, OH
Omagi Salon Spa, Louisville, KY
Square One Salon and Spa, Dayton, OH
T. Fox SalonSpa, Hoover, AL
The Spa on West Main, Westminster, MD
Xanadu Hair Salon, Chesapeake, VA