San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
The Professional Beauty Association’s North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) recognized Keri Davis, Carol Davis and Karla Lopez-Martinez, co-owners of Gila Rut Salons with the Salon MBA (Masters in Business) award during a star-studded ceremony on Sunday evening July 22nd at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. More than 3,000 beauty professionals attended, along with more than 40,000 viewers from across the globe that tuned in to watch the live steaming broadcast on hairdesignertv.com, to celebrate the honorees in NAHA’s 13 distinct categories. The Salon MBA award recognizes savvy salon owners who have cultivated a cutting-edge salon and a highly profitable business.
The national award comes on the heels of Gila Rut’s 20-year anniversary. Keri Davis and her mother, Carol, opened their first Gila Rūt Salon in 1992, in the hip neighborhood of Hillcrest, San Diego. Their goal was to create an environment where the staff would flourish and the guests would receive the ‘ultimate salon experience’. By 2004, the salon had established a reputation as one of the most progressive salons in the country. Known for it’s intense focus on Salon Education, thousands of happy guests and many accolades of press; Gila Rut has been named one of the 200 fastest growing salons in the country by Salon Today magazine, 6 years in a row. Since then, they have opened up 2 more successful salons in San Diego with partner Karla Lopez-Martinez who joined the dynamic duo in 2006.
“We are so honored to be the recipient of this prestigious NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards), MBA award says Keri Davis. “This solidifies the work we have done for the past 20 years.”
This year marked 23 years of the NAHA Awards Ceremony. The event featured five artistic presentations from, NAHA 2011 Hairstylist of the Year Eli Mancha, artists representing the Proctor & Gamble Salon Professional Brands, Cloud Nine Hair USA and Aveda. A tribute to Vidal Sassoon was also included to honor the work and legacy of the man who did so much to advance the art and profession of hairstyling.
The Gila Rut Mission
The Mission at Gila Rūt Aveda Salons is to involve each client in the ultimate salon experience through a peaceful and nurturing environment with a warm and committed team who work together to provide excellence. To book an appointment visit their website at http://www.gilarut.com
About The Professional Beauty Association
The Professional Beauty Association’s (PBA) purpose is to advance the professional beauty industry by providing its members with education, charitable outreach, government advocacy, events and more. PBA is the largest organization of industry professionals with members representing salons and spas, distributors, manufacturers and beauty professionals/NCA. Visit http://www.probeauty.org or call 800.468.2274 (480.281.0424) to learn more.