The June 2011 edition of SALON TODAY featured its 2011 Salons of the Year. The process of selecting the winners started with SALON TODAY editors and designers reviewing each of the entries, then a panel of editors and art directors evaluated each entry in greater detail and chose a group of finalists. Thereafter, a panel of outside expert judges scrutinized and evaluated the salons scoring them in six different categories one of which was salon lighting.
Minardi Color Perfect Lighting by Eco-Lite Products, was installed throughout the entire salon, or in select areas such as the styling/color areas, in six of the top twenty 2011 Salons of the Year. These 2011 Salons of the Year winners were:
See photos of the SALON TODAY winning salons online.
Along with the famous Angus M Salon in Beverly Hills, CA, which was a 2010 Salon of the Year, the 2011 Salons of the Year now bring the total to seven Salons of the Year using Minardi Color Perfect Lighting.
World renowned colorist Beth Minardi was thrilled with the Minardi Color Perfect Lighting Salon winners. “SALON TODAY is a wonderful resource for serious salon professionals! We are so pleased that many of their SALON of the YEAR winners use MINARDI COLOR PERFECT LIGHTING. Great salons and great salon clients deserve nothing but the very best. And, when we can see EXACTLY what we are doing, we can deliver EXACTLY the results great colorists are expected to deliver. Let that great light shine on your beautiful color creations!”
Jeff Gasman, Co-President of Eco-Lite Products, observed that each of the six 2011 winners had a unique design that “incorporated our lighting into that design seamlessly. Not only did these salons create perfect environments for coloring and styling, they did it in an eco-friendly manner which will save them thousands of dollars a year in electrical costs.”
We work very closely with Salon Designers, Architects and owners in order to help turn their visions into reality, commented Howard Gurock, Co-President of Eco-Lite Products. Salon owners are realizing more and more that lighting is a critical element to a successful salon that cannot be ignored or put as the last line on the budget. Gurock, who was recently named to a panel of the Beauty Industry’s top experts, said that the advances in technology will “provide us with the ability to deliver salon lighting that is superior in tone and color at a fraction of the energy used in most salons today.”