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Rethinking the 4 Design Imperatives in the Post-Pandemic Salon

Sheltering in place has taught us much, and this recent pandemic will be impacting our perception about the world around us long after we emerge from isolation. In light of our shared experience, Salon Designer Michele Pelafas examines the four design imperatives--space, comfort, wellness and quality--discussing how our perceptions are shifting around each one.

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Color Sets the Tone for the 2020 Salons of the Year

Color can energize and color can soothe, it can set a playful tone or a serious one. This year's Salons of the Year master the use of color to envelop clients in their culture and bring them along on an experiential journey.

Andreas Hogue Captures the 2020 Salons of the Year Design Competition

With its playful style and design surprises around the corner, Andreas Hogue Salon in Vernon Hills, Illinois, captures the 2020 Salon of the Year Grand-Prize title and the cover of the May/June issue of SALON TODAY.

Announcing the 2020 SALONS OF THE YEAR Finalists

SALON TODAY is proud to introduce the 2020 finalists of its SALONS OF THE YEAR salon design competition. We love the ability to give you some good news and some gorgeous salon to tour!

2020 Salons of the Year: Starring by Ted Gibson

At Starring by Ted Gibson, clients are enveloped in semi-private styling clouds, where they can set their preferences for lighting, music, light therapy and streaming entertainment.

2020 Salons of the Year: Style Loft Hair Studio

Clean and chic, with refined, rich colors, textures and details, Style Loft in Honolulu is reminiscent of a New York or European salon

2020 Salons of the Year: Van Michael Salon

At nearly 9,000 square feet, Van Michael Salon in Atlanta boasts glistening white marble floors and soft gray finishes.

2020 Salons of the Year: Vision of Tomorrow

At New York's Vision of Tomorrow, the front glass opens with accordion folding doors, providing a unique indoor-outdoor connection with the natural environment.

2020 Salons of the Year: Nikki|Lay Atelier

From the thin lighting to the two-toned front desk and plush furnishings, attention is paid to every detail at Nikki|Lay Atelier in Frisco, TX.

2020 Salons of the Year: PENZONE Salon + Spa Polaris

A welcome wall complete with graffiti art and neo letering is a visual cue reminding guests that PENZONE's transcends beauty.