Sometimes life gets so hectic we forget how important it is to take a break. A recent stay at a boutique hotel reminds Editor Stacey Soble to slow down and enjoy the journey--and she finds the escapist quality in many of this year's SALONS OF THE YEAR.
SALON TODAY announces its 2017 Salons of the Year, with The Boulevard Salon Company in Webster Groves, Missouri, winning the Grand-Prize; Dasi Salon in Livingston, New Jersey capturing First Runner-Up; Bella Rinova Salon in Houston sliding into Second Runner-Up; and Champagne Nail Lounge in Los Angeles, earning the Third Runner-Up as well as our first NAILS Salon of the Year. Take a tour of these salons, as well as our 16 Salons of Distinction.
When creating their jaw-dropping Boulevard Hair Company in Webster Groves, Missouri, Abigail Culleton and Sierra VanMeter painstakingly preserves both features and memories from the building which was built in the 1920s at their community's gymnasium. Take a virtual tour of the Grand-Prize Winner of our 2017 Salons of the Year.
Gleaming white marble, gold finishes and touches of royal blue combine for a feeling of relatable luxury at Dasi Salon in Livingston, New Jersey. Take a tour of this 1st Runner Up in the 2017 Salons of the Year competition.
Bella Rinova Salon has four exterior walls of windows, offering client's a birds-eye view of Houston while enjoying the lush accommodations, including a 1,800 square-foot terrace and a VIP styling room. Take a tour of this salon, which capture 2nd Runner-Up in our 2017 Salons of the Year.
The soothing tones and effervescent touches at Champagne Nail Lounge in Los Angeles help it capture Third Runner-Up in the 2017 Salons of the Year and the special designation of our first NAILS Salon of the Year. Take the virtual tour of this lovely space.
Vanity Heights Salon in Houston, Texas, oozes old Hollywood glamour with sepia-toned framed images of iconic celebrities, antique gold-foiled wallpaper and beautiful gold accents. Take a tour of this 2017 Salon of Distinction.
Sine Qua Non Salon in Chicago is full of special touches, including a collection of vintage blowdryers;hand-designed, color-blocked stations, and an eclectic mix of wood, brick and pops of color. Take a tour of this 2017 Salons of Distinction.
Pendant lights and South American plants replicate the pattern of naturally curly hair, setting the mood at Ouidad Salon_FL by Chadwick and Igor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Take a tour of this Salon of Distinction.
Floating white Minerva double-sided stations combine with soothing grey styling chairs and Freestyle hanging dryers to create a beautiful and efficient space at Meraki Hair Studio in Clarksville, Tennessee. Take a virtual tour of this 2017 Salon of Distinction.
With a variety of chandeliers and different antique mirrors at each station, each client enjoys their own customized design experience at Medalyn Salon and Medspa in Kennesaw, Georgia--one of our 2017 Salons of the Year.
Hanging plants, white finishes and exposed brick walls bring an open feeling of space to the historic building that house Levato Salon and Skin Lab in Hinsdale, Illinois, one of our 2017 Salons of the Year.