salons of the year

Applications Open for Salons of the Year 2024--Deadline Extended to May 31

SALON TODAY's annual interior design competition, SALONS OF THE YEAR, is now open and the deadline has been extended to May 31!

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Small Spaces: A Tour of Salon Bathrooms

Our Salons of the Year honorees prove that great interior design, even in the smallest spaces, helps to make a great impression and elevate the client experience.

2023 Salons of the Year: Design Destinations

Take a journey with us into the world of salon design. Enter into our new experiential coverage and navigate the buttons to learn who captured the Grand Prize, virtually tour all 21 of our Salons of the Year, and explore the latest in salon stations. A special thanks to Minerva Beauty for helping make this exciting online experience happen.

2023 SALONS OF THE YEAR Finalists Announced

Announcing the 2023 SALONS OF THE YEAR finalists and giving you a sneak peek into each salon design.

The 2023 Salons of the Year Application is Extended to March 31!

Have you opened a new salon, spa or barbershop in the past two years? Or, did you renovate an existing space? If yes, then now is the time to hit us with your best design shots and show off your new look! Our 2023 Salons of the Year application has been extended to March 31!

5 Tips to Perfect Salon Lighting

Proper lighting is an essential tool in achieving color calibration and precision, but it's also a crucial element in creating the ambiance and vibe in a salon. The folks from Freestyle Systems offer up five tips for achieving superb salon lighting.

Surprising the 2022 Salon of the Year Grand-Prize Winner

The team at SALON TODAY loves when we get the opportunity to surprise someone with good news. In this video interview, SALON TODAY's Stacey Soble and Belvedere Maletti's Luca Fonte surprise AnneMarie Krainich, the owner of Ottalaus Salon, with the news that her salon swept the 2022 Salons of the Year design competition. Watch the video and see how she reacts.

These Walls Can Talk

These salon designs send clients messages that aren't so subliminal.

2022 Salons of the Year: DL Lowry Salon

Three decades of history and a fortunate friendship help David Lowery build the salon of his imagination. Meet DL Lowry Salon in Indianapolis, the salon that capture 1st runner up in the 2022 Salons of the Year.

Ottalaus Salon Sweeps the 2022 Salons of the Year

The 2022 Salons of the Year competition names Ottalaus Salon in South Jordan, Utah, as its Grand Prize Winner; TwinCutz in Fort Meyers, Florida, as the Barbershop of the Year; Sandals Nail Spa in Sylvania, Ohio as The Nail Salon of the Year; three runners-up and 14 Salons of Distinction. See who made the list, then take a virtual tour of all of the winners by clicking on their links.

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