From launching a website to going mobile with a salon App, today’s salon owners are plugging into technology to build stronger, competitive and increasingly more profitable businesses. If there was a Bell Curve for the rate at which salon owners adopt technology, where would you fall on the curve? Do you ride the cutting edge, being an early adopter of every next big thing? Or do you hold back, only testing the tech waters after being pressured by your staff and clients? For this year’s special annual technology issue, we decided to detail some salon owner case studies of five different areas of technological adoption: website construction, online booking, interactive marketing, managerial software and mobile apps. Wherever you fall on the curve, you’re bound to learn from the owners who are successfully employing these five technologies, helping you perfect your own tech strategy.