Salon Today 200 Honoree Seal

Elle Marie Hair Studio was named to the Salon Today 200 for the sixth time by Salon Today, the leading business media for salon and spa owners. Family owners Colleen Buck, Lorry Green and Jody Bossert oversee four Seattle-area locations, including Alderwood, Lake Stevens, Mill Creek, and a brand new salon in Woodinville.

In the magazine’s 20th annual Salon Today 200 issue, Salon Today profiled 200 individual salons, although these salons could be honored in more than one of 11 categories. The 200 salons were honored for their best business practices from applications submitted by Salon Today readers, who represent the 20,000 top-producing salons and spas in the country. The commemorative January/February 2017 issue honored 101 salons in Growth; 25 salons in Compensation & Benefits; 42 salons in Customer Service; 42 salons in Employee Education; 36 salons in Inventory Management; 46 salons in Philanthropy; 18 salons in Planned Profitability; 32 salons in Retail & Merchandising; 31 salons in Retention & Referral Programs; 50 salons in Salon Culture; and 35 salons in Technology. Elle Marie Hair Studio was honored to be recognized for Growth and Salon Culture. 2017 Salon Today 200 Cover

“2016 represented the 10 year anniversary of our original Mill Creek salon,” says Elle Marie Founding Partner Jody Bossert. “Over the years Elle Marie has been fortunate to experience some impressive growth and the Salon Today 200 competition has been there every step of the way affirming our progress. From a networking standpoint, it is an incredible resource providing us with a collection of others in our industry who share our commitment to excellence. Although we have been recognized in such categories as Growth and Marketing in the past, there’s no denying that our passionate team of stylists define our culture each and every day through their unrelenting support for each other and commitment to providing our guests with the most elite service the hair industry has to offer. With that in mind, being recognized for Salon Culture for the first time has truly been an honor.”

“Our editors recognize that strong business leadership requires the mastery of a number of different best business practices,” said Stacey Soble, editor-in-chief of Salon Today. “The salons named to the Salon Today 200 for 2017 not only proved they excel in one or more of these areas, they also have created rewarding environments for their staff members and standout experiences for their clients. Their willingness to share their success offers our readers important business benchmarks and inspirational business-building ideas.”

For a salon to be named to the Salon Today 200, it had to meet the following criteria: 1) The salon or spa opened on or before January 1, 2014. 2) The salon is a provider of professional salon services including one, or more, of the following: hair care, nail care, skin care, body care or spa treatments; 3) The salon or spa generated annual service and product sales revenues of at least $250,000 per year since 2014; 4) The owner provided statistical information about his or her business and completed at least one of the Best Practice category essay sections; and 5) The applicant submitted documentation to verify financials if he or she competed in the growth or planned profitability categories.

Salon Today is a division of Modern Salon Media, which is owned by Bobit Business Media in Torrance, California.

Elle Marie Hair Studio is a family-owned, Redken Elite hair salon with four Puget Sound locations, including Alderwood, Lake Stevens, Mill Creek, and Woodinville. Elle Marie features Redken and Pureology products and specializes in hair extensions and hair straightening. Accolades include winning KING 5 TV's "Best of Western Washington" contest (2013, 2016) and being named to the Salon Today 200 six times. Learn more at http://www.ellemariehairstudio.com.