The salon environment can be a place of community and belonging, a space of healing and empowerment. The best salons build a feeling of winning together when times are good—and sticking together when times are tough. The NAHA Inspiring Salon category celebrates salon culture – whether it’s your salon environment or how your salon connects to the community.

Inspiring Salon Requirements:
  • May be nominated or enter your salon.
  • Three images that represent the salon environment/how the salon inspires stylists, clients, the community.
  • Two letters of support.
  • Brief description (up to 250 words) that depicts how the salon impacts its stylists, clients, the community. 

Judging Criteria

  • Overall impact on the salon, employees and/or community – 100%
  • How has the initiative helped enhance the culture within the salon or project?
  • How has the initiative delivered business benefits?
  • How has it improved engagement within the salon and throughout the community?
  • Is it sustainable? Will it leave a lasting legacy?

Inspiring Salon