The Gila Rut Aveda Salons in Hillcrest, Otay Ranch and Torrey Hills captured the coveted 2012 “Salon Master of Business” (MBA) Award in the professional beauty industry. It was all part of the prestigious North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) on July 22 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, where San Diego salon owners Keri Davis, Carol Davis and Karla Lopez-Martinez accepted the salon business category award for business management, achievement and success.
The Gila Rut Aveda Salons, now celebrating their 20th-year anniversary of doing business in San Diego, expressed their gratitude and appreciation to their salon teams, to the Professional Beauty Association who hosted the annual event during Cosmoprof North America, and to the Aveda Corporation for their affiliation and support.
The Salon MBA Award is one of 14 categories of excellence recognized during the annual NAHA event. Judges from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and Switzerland narrowed down each category to the five finalists and, ultimately, to the category winner. Gila Rut Aveda Salons were among five leading salon finalists from the U.S. and Canada. Judging is based on demographics, business strategies, marketing, financials, retail and images.