Salon Today - January/February 2012 - (Page 96)
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A Unique Look at the ST200
it’s becoming a new tradition to reserve our Final page oF this special issue to take a rather unorthodox look at the salon today 200. there are Just some areas our research analyst doesn’t examine—quirky observations our editorial team makes aFter months oF shuFFling these applications.
Hello, My Name Is…
Our favorite activity is comparing and contrasting all the names in ST200: For example, this year it was a popular choice for salons to get down to business with the first syllable. Eleven honorees start their name with the word ‘Salon,’ while three others start with Spa. Another popular choice is to go the ‘beauty’ route with an Italian flair. Eight salons include a variation of the word “bella” in their names—Bella Salon and Spa in West Des Moines, IA; Bella Salon and Day Spa in North East, PA; Bella Salon of Naples in Long Beach, CA; Bella Bethesda Salon in Bethesda, MD; Bella Lago Salon & Spa in Mooresville, NC; Bella Luci Salon in Poughkeepsie, NY; Bella Vita Salon and Day Spa in North Andover, MA; and Belli Belli Salon and Boutique, in San Diego, CA. Three salons got to the root of the matter: Roots Salon in Brookfield, WI; Salon Rootz in Medina, OH; and The Root Salon in Phoenix, AZ. We noticed those Southern salons tend toward the flora. We’ve got Mango Salon in Richmond, VA; Lavendar Hill Spa Salon in Richmond Hill, GA; Wisteria Salon & Spa in Greenville, SC; and
On the Green Salon and Day Spa in Saint Marys, GA.
Williamsburg, MI; and Laus Deo Salon in Twinsburg, OH (Iaus Deo is Latin for “Praise Be to God”). One other salon seems to recall a hair-raising Bible tale—Samson and Delilah Salon & Spa in Lafayette, IN.
A few salons even seem to rely on a higher power to guide their businesses. There’s
Salon by Milk+Honey
In this age, most salons and spas take their guests on an experiential journey, but this year, there’s a plethora of ST200 honorees that start that journey with their name—hinting at a much different locale than where they are. For example, we’ve got Tribeca Color Salon in Tampa, FL, not lower Manhattan; 5th Avenue Salon in Carlisle, PA, which is actually located on Trindle Road; Bella Salon of Naples is in Long Beach, CA, not Italy; Hollywood Hair is in Centralia, IL, far from that famous sign; and the exotic-sounding Pharaoh’s Hairum Salon & Spa is in Rochester, NY.
Smaller Can Be Better
got salons in the bustling towns of Mary Esther, FL, population 4,000 (As You Like It); Alpine, TX, population 6,500 (Americana); Chippewa Falls, WI, population 12,800 (Bravo! Salon & Spa); and Skaneateles, NY, population 2,500 (Bijou Salon and Day Spa) to name a few. Of course, there’s Wyomissing, PA, a town of nearly 10,000 that boasts not one, but two ST200 salons this year: Bell Tower Salon, Medi-Spa and Store and Cinergi Salon Spa.
Let’s Hear it for the Boys
For a few years now, we’ve been hearing about the rapid growth of professional grooming services and products geared for men. Now business is following suit. For the first time, three ST200 honorees have businesses based on the less-fair sex: Metro for Men in Irvine, CA, Sole Patch Barbershop in Prairie Village, Kansas, The Mensroom Salon in Portland, ME.
in Austin, TX;
Epiphany Salon & Spa in
While fashion magazines tend to look to salons in New York and Los Angeles as style experts, the SALON TODAY 200 levels the playing field. We’ve got salons in both big cities and small towns, in states all across the country. For example, we’ve
Getting a service at Metro for Men.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Salon Today - January/February 2012
Salon Today - January/February 2012
Celebrating 15 Years
The 15th Annual Salon Today 200
Compensation & Benefits
Retention & Referral Program
Recruitment & Training
Retail & Merchandising
Salon Today - January/February 2012