The Shopping Guide
Leading salon and spa equipment and furniture manufacturers debut their newest releases, and design consultants offer insightful shopping tips that can save owners time and money.
Salons of the Year 2016
Take a look at the finalists, meet this year's expert judges and learn about the judging process.
Grand Prize Winners
Our first international winner of Salons of the Year, this Curacao-based salon and spa owned by Kimberly de Freitas offers clients a gorgeous, natural haven surrounded by views of the Caribbean.
1st Runner-Ups: Michael & Michael
After opening their Chicago salon in a historic storefront a decade ago, Michael Crowley and Michael Jacobson buy the building next door to create a 4,400-quare foot space kept intimate through a clever flow plan and warm finishes.
2nd Runner-Up: NAAVA Salon and Spa
Located in a LEED-certified building, this Austin, Texas, salon owned by Steven and Joseph Chodniewicz blends rich finishes - such as walnut and Carrara marble - with original architectural details.
3rd Runner-Up: Don Angelos Aveda Lifestyle Salon
Through careful planning and custom furniture, Angelo and Donovan Ortega are able to include a salon, spa, barbering concept and nail department in a mere 2,000 square fee.
Salons of Distinction
The 16 additional Salons of the Year finalists inspire with smart design ideas, luxurious finishes and sumptuous spaces.