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Winners and Recap: The 2008 Global Salon Business Awards

It was a true Hollywood Awards affair, minus Ryan Seacrest or Melissa Rivers as a red carpet host.  June 7-9 marked a different Hollywood event – the Global Salon Business Awards – and this year, salon owners and industry VIPs from around the world took over the Hollywood Hills for an extravaganza to remember.  The weekend was all about celebrating excellence in the salon industry, with the added bonus of business and marketing forums conducted by some of the brightest minds in the biz.

Winning salons represented over 20 countries, and while their origins may have varied, they shared some common threads - their exceptional service, impressive leadership, impeccable product and rock-solid integrity.  Every winning salon was judged on financial stability, leadership, client philosophy and marketing and community involvement.  They could win in one of four categories: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year-Single; Salon Entrepreneur of the Year-Multi; Salon Leadership; and Client Philosophy/Marketing and Promotion. See all the winners below!

Overall, the judging evaluated the salon philosophy, mission and vision as it relates to the customer as well as brand and image management, marketing and promotional programs, customer service and community involvement.  The judging process to select the final winners was administered by UCLA. The panel was comprised of an elite panel of industry experts, UCLA faculty, successful business entrepreneurs and members of the international trade press. 

In March, BTC’s Mary Rector Gable was on hand to help judge the over 3,000 nominated salons and was there for the three-day event this past weekend. 

According to Paula Kent Meehan, creator and founder of the Global Salon Business Awards, “This is like no other event.  There is nothing more incredible than being with 500 of the world’s leading salon entrepreneurs sharing best business practices while being recognized as an international leader in the industry!  Each of the 2008 winners has worked so diligently to achieve their success and we are thrilled to honor them in this way!”

Highlights from the glam weekend included the presentation of the GSBA Lifetime Achievement Award to the legendary Jose Eber, presented by actress Jaclyn Smith.  Adding to the Hollywood “theme” was television personality Leeza Gibbons, who hosted the GSBA gala.  And we can’t forget about Larry King who hosted the Celebrity Salon Owner Panel, including such members as Giuseppe Franco, Kim Vo, Ginger Boyle and Jose Eber, among others. Shear Genius Season 1 winner Anthony Morrison, Ann Mincey, Minter Dial, David Stanko, Thomas Dieckhoff and Klaus Peter Ochs were also among the huge crowd of industry VIPs at the three-day event. Plus, the welcome reception was held at Kent Meehan's Hollywood home, formerly owned by the King himself - Elvis Presley.

Here are the 2008 Global Salon Business Awards Winners:

AUSTRALIA
Escapade Hair Face and Body
: Salon Leadership
Guggenheim Hair & Body:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Heading Out Hair and Beauty: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Just Liberated: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
TMH Salons & Sublime Hairdressing Salons: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Multi

AUSTRIA
petritsch professional "feel good":
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single

BELGIUM
BeautyFusion by Boudrez:
 Salon Leadership
XYZ Coiffeur Createur: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single

CANADA
CaVaBien Hair Studio & Day Spa Ltd.:
Salon Leadership
Chatters Salon:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Multi
PICASO STUDIOS INC.: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Zennkai Salons: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single

DENMARK
Cha Cha Cha:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Multi
Hair Construction: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Trend Of Hair: Salon Leadership

FINLAND
CM Hiustalo:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Multi
Headline:
Salon Leadership
PääAsia: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Salon Alexander: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Salon Virho: Salon Leadership

FRANCE
SALON GALATEAU:
Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Salon Jacques Bedfert: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single

GERMANY
EMPL GEORG: Salon Leadership
Frisoer Bachmann Intercoiffure:
Salon Leadership
HAIRLINER'S: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Keller hairstyling: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion

ICELAND
Hárny: Salon Leadership
Hársaga Radisson SAS v/Hagatorg: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Ciaran Nevin Hair and Beauty Salon: Salon Leadership           
HESSION HAIRDRESSING:
Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
ZEBA: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single

ITALY
Daniele Lui:
Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Diadema: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Multi
Piattelli Luca Parrucchieri: Salon Leadership
TONI&GUY: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single

LUX
Guy Mathias Coiffure:
Salon Leadership

MEXICO
Cuco & Guille Salon:
Salon Leadership
Frizeria Salas de Belleza:
Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Santorelli Hair Tech: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Stilisimo: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Multi

NETHERLANDS
AMI Franchise B.V.: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year – Multi
De Stadskappers: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Laurent Lifestyle Salon: Salon Leadership
Pierôt Coiffures & Beauté: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion

NEW ZEALAND
Bettjemans Hair Associates:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Blue Cactus Hairdressing: Salon Leadership
Morgan and Morgan Urban Retreat: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion

NORWAY
Auster Salonger AS:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Modern Design AS:
Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Nikita Hair Norway AS:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Multi
På Håret: Salon Leadership
Studio Alf: Salon Leadership

SOUTH AFRICA
Frank Fowden Hairstylists:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Gary Rom Hairdressing: Salon Leadership
Jeauval Hair Salon:
Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Partners Hair Design: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Multi

SPAIN
Aduho Salón de Estilistas: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
CAROL BRUGUERA: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Edurne Senosiain: Salon Leadership
Felicitas: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single

SWEDEN 
Björn Axén Hairdressers:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Larsson & Lange:
Salon Leadership
Trudes Frisörer: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion

SWITZERLAND
Fuchs Hairteam:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Tommy Hair Trends & Products:
Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
TONIO COIFFURE: Salon Leadership

UNITED KINGDOM
Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salon:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Rainbow Room International:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Multi
The Chapel: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Tommy's Hair Company: Salon Leadership

UNITED STATES
Arrojo Studio:
Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Atelier, an Aveda Lifestyle Salon Spa: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
BLO: Client Philosophy / Marketing & Promotion
Changes Salon & Day Spa: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Single
Gadabout SalonSpas: Salon Leadership
Scott Miller: Salon Leadership
The Charles Penzone Family of Salons: Salon Entrepreneur of the Year - Multi

The Global Salon Business Awards were produced by The B.E.S.T. Foundation (Business Education for Salons Today), a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the continued development of the global salon industry through advancement, global recognition and growth.  The Foundation was formed by beauty icon and Redken Founder, Paula Kent Meehan.

To learn more, go to www.salonbusinessawards.com

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