6 Salon Named SALON OF THE YEAR for 20146 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


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


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