Houston’s Best Hair Salon Named by Houston CitySearch

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After Nearly a Month of Tabulating Votes, Houston CitySearch, the Popular Interactive and Review Based Online Community, Named The Upper Hand as Houston’s Best Hair Salon . The Upper Hand also Earned First Place Awards in Ten Other Areas in the Spa and Beauty Category.

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“We are truly honored that the people of Houston and CitySearch named The Upper Hand as Houston’s Best Hair Salon for the second year in a row. We are so fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful and vibrant city."

Best of Citysearch is, in short, an epic battle for greatness... all based on your vote. Why you? You know your city inside and out, we want to know who you think is the best of the best. You have the power to vote your favorites into the top slot. How do you make that happen? The campaign gives local businesses the chance to climb to the top of the heap and be declared the Best of Citysearch winner. Have a favorite? All you need to do is to go to the businesses page and vote. The contest runs nationwide throughout the year and includes Best Restaurants, Best Spas and Beauty, Best Hotels and Best Nightlife. Most campaigns run annually while other may be swapped out for something shiny and new. Check for new polls, new winners and the most up to date Best of Citysearch info in your city.

In addition to being named Houston’s Best Hair Salon for 2010, The Upper Hand also won first place awards for Best Blow out, Best Hair Color, Best Hair Cut, Best Hair Straightening, Best Highlights, Best Hair Extensions and Best Eyebrow Shaping. In total, The Upper Hand won ten first place awards in the Spa & Beauty Category. This is the second year in a row that The Upper Hand has been named by CitySearch as Houston’s Best Hair Salon. In August 2010, The Upper Hand was also recognized by Elle Magazine as one of the Top Salons in America.

“We are truly honored that the people of Houston and CitySearch named The Upper Hand as Houston’s Best Hair Salon. We are so happy to be a part of such a wonderful and vibrant city like Houston and are very fortunate that we get an opportunity to work with such an amazing and talented artistic team. We are excited about 2011 and think it will be a great year for both our company and our community,” said Rachel Gower, President of The Upper Hand.

About The Upper Hand LLC
The Upper Hand operates two full service hair salons in Houston, Texas and carries the Kerastase, Shu Uemura, Jan Marini and Jane Iredale product lines. Founded in 1996, by Rachel Gower and her husband Brian Williard, The Upper Hand currently has two Houston hair salon locations and has been featured on Great Day Houston, Mirror Mirror and in the Houston Chronicle. In addition to traditional hair salon services, The Upper Hand also offers hair extensions and hair straightening. When not working, Ms. Gower likes to devote time to improving the community by actively volunteering with Communities In Schools Houston, a leading drop out prevention organization.


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