The 2018 Inspiration Guide
Just in time for your next renovation, top salon and spa furniture and equipment companies spotlight their newest products while their designers offer keen shopping tips.
The 2018 Salon of the Year
Associate Editor Mary Kaleta hones in on some design trends from this year's applications.
The Northwest Passage
SOTY Grand-Prize Winner Gene Jurez Salons and Spas launches a new flagship that appeals to younger clients as well as its core customers through a New York Lofe-meets-Pacific Northwest design.
Two barbers tied for First Runner-Up this year. The first, Parker Barber, employs the torching art of Yakisugi to create a hip new men's grooming location in New Orleans.
The Eclectic Lounge
Our second First Runner-Up, Royal Rhino Club Barbershop and Lounge in Columbus, Ohio, welcomes gents with a pool table, a bar and Charles Penzone's eclectic art collection.
Setting the Stage
Rustic beam and rope lighting and a unique scrapwood pile finish on stations create a cozy welcoming space for Manhattanites at our Third Runner-Up Broome Street Society.
The 2018 Salons of Distinction
To get their team on board with a new product line, Salon 124 Group in Atlanta creates a year-long competition with the reward of a trip to Amsterdame and Paris; Jay William's new book Leave Your Mark helps salon staff focus on their nontechnical professional skills; and The Ping showcases fun design form, as well as color-mixing function.