6 Salon, which is based in Birmingham, Michigan, and owned by Tomy Lulgjuraj, Johnny Nikollaj and George Nikollaj, captured the 2014 SALONS OF THE YEAR interior design competition, and landed the cover of the June 2014 issue of SALON TODAY. Stacey Soble, editor in chief of SALON TODAY, announced the winner and revealed the cover at a certificate presentation at the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event in Orlando, Florida, May 31, at an exclusive event held for salon owners.
“Our panel of expert judges were impressed with 6 Salon’s careful space planning, as well as its architecturally detailed styling stations, copper metallic separation panels and the photographic imagery on its accent wall,” Soble says.
In this year’s competition, Shep Studio in Provo, Utah, owned by Shep and Tracy Wolsey captured First Runner-Up; HC Studio in Brookline, Massachusetts, owned by Susan Healy claimed Second Runner-Up; and Cloud 10 Blow Dry Bar and Hair Salon in Delray Beach, Florida, owned by Jodi Dery was named Third Runner-Up. The competition also recognized 14 SALONS OF DISTINCTION for their exceptional interior designs. (See list below.)
The judging for SALONS OF THE YEAR 2014 took place in three phases. First, the SALON TODAY team reviewed each application, including essays and photography, and qualified each entry. Next, a panel of editors and art directors evaluated each entry in further detail, selecting a group of finalists. Finally, the panel of expert judges scrutinized essays and evaluated seven to 10 images from the finalists, scoring them in six different décor categories. Judges’ scores were combined and used to determine the grand-prize winner, the runners up and the Salons of Distinction.
To read a profile and take a photographic tour of each of the SALONS OF THE YEAR honorees, click on their salon name below.
6 Salon in Birmingham, Michigan, owned by Tomy Lulgjuraj, Johnny Nikollaj, George Nikollaj
Shep Studio in Provo, Utah, owned by Shep and Tracy Wolsey
HC Studio in Brookline, Massachusetts, owned by Susan Healy
Cloud 10 Blow Dry Bar & Hair Salon in Delray Beach, Florida, owned by Jodi Dery
SALONS OF DISTINCTION:
212 Salon and Day Spa, in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, owned by Donna and Gaetano Lo Sauro
AirBar in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, owned by Jenny and Alexis Becker
Danny Jelaca Salon in Miami Beach, Florida, owned by Danny Jelaca
Dieci Uomo in Livingston, New Jersey, owned by Paul and Marie Gaglioti
Epic - a Michael Allen Salon in York, Pennsylvania, owned by Dawn Smith and Michael Allen Morgan
European Beauty Concepts in Williamsburg, Virginia, owned by Annette Ritzmann and Bar Palmer
Gary Manuel Studio in Seattle, Washington, owned by Gary Howse and Manuel Benevich
J Michaels Salon in Des Moines, Iowa, owned by Michelle and Jay Ryan
J Roland Salon in San Francisco, California, owned by Joseph Roland
Keter Salon in Berkeley, California, owned by Diana Gordon
Mane Attraction in Phoenix, Arizona, owned by Kendall Ong and Beate Assmuth-Ong
Misbehaven Spa & Salon in Walla Walla, Washington, owned by Jeanese LeFore
Poppy Salon in Waite Park, Minnesota, owned by Jackie Hyndman, Nicolle Kruger and Alex Hyndman
Salon Aguayo in Pasadena, California, owned by Joseph Aguayo
SOTO - Salon on the Ohio in Cincinnati, Ohio, owned by Gregory Schroeder and Anastasia Kim Blair
Tricho Salon & Spa in Ann Arbor, Michigan, owned by Michael Stein and Lynn McMullin