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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!

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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.

Meet the 2022 Salon of the Year

At the base of the Rocky Mountains, the mostly white and black Ottalaus Salon is punctuated with furniture and art in shades of cerulean blue for a joyful effect. Get your first glimpse of the Grand Prize Winner of the 2022 Salons of the Year.

2022 Salons of the Year: Indigo Child Salon

A fortuitous encounter with a psychic leads an Indigo Child to design a luxurious beauty retreat in Texas. Meet Indigo Child Salon, who captured second-runner up in the 2022 Salons of the Year competition.

The 2022 Nail Salon of the Year

With a wine bar and a dedicated events space, Sandals Nail Spa can cater to community and private events. Check out our Nail Salon of the Year, located in Sylvania, Ohio.

The 2022 Barbershop of the Year

An eclectic collection of art, a mural celebrating a historic moment and a vivid blue epoxy floor create an artistic barbershop that welcomes everyone.

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