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Awards & Contests

Our competitions, including Excellence in Education, Salon Today 200, Salons of the Year, and STAMP honor and celebrate best business practices and foster sharing of great ideas to helps salons,spas and beauty schools of all sizes grow to the next level of excellence.

Every year, MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program recognizes outstanding achievement by beauty schools across the country. Hundreds of applications are submitted by individual and multi-unit schools in hopes of being acknowledged for ideas and best practices worth sharing. Learn more.

The Salon Today 200, our hallmark salon business competition that recognizes growth and best practices, is turning 20 this coming January, and we’ve got some exciting things planned. Learn more.

View the winning Salons of the Year photos of the best new or renovated salons. In years past, salon and spa design tended to take its cues from the owners’ individual interests and personalities. The focus has shifted, and today’s winning designs put the spotlight on the client. Learn more.

SALON TODAY’s Annual Marketing Program takes “Show and Tell” to a national level by gathering and celebrating the best marketing and promotional ideas in the professional salon industry. Learn more.