the Global Salon Business Awards® Entrepreneurial
Excellence Award for General Management
Salon Chosen Over More Than 400 Entrants at the International Event
The B.E.S.T. Foundation, producer
of the Global Salon Business Forum & Awards, announced Carlsson
Culture as the Dutch winner of the 2006 Global Salon Business Awards'
Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for General Management at the
prestigious ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on June 6, 2006. Competing
with more than 400 leading salon businesses worldwide, Carlsson
Culture distinguished itself as an entrepreneurial leader in an
extremely demanding and competitive international industry.
Paula Kent Meehan, Founder of Redken Laboratories
and President of the not-for-profit B.E.S.T. Foundation, explained, "The
professional salon industry generates over $150 billion dollar
per year in annual sales; in this highly competitive environment,
there is no greater challenge than to run and operate a burgeoning
business. The amount of work and attention to detail it takes to
create a successful salon can only be mastered by those with a
clear vision and the will and perseverance to succeed."
The coveted award, which was presented to Cia Carlsson of Carlsson
Culture, recognizes the entrepreneurial background and philosophy
of the owner(s) and the unique culture that he/she/they have created
in the salon and in their community. Award selection is based on
an evaluation of the owner's/owners' financial management of the
business and the success and accomplishments achieved in regards
to sales, profitability, growth and sales productivity.
Director, Kristin Firrell, elaborated, "Our goal is
to recognize and honor the top achievers in the industry,
and that is exactly what Carlsson Culture is: a business
that has forged remarkable growth and customer satisfaction
through creative tactics and implementation. As the winner
of the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for General Management,
Carlsson Culture is a model for other salons to follow."
1700 salons and spas worldwide were nominated for entry in the 2006
Global Salon Business Awards®. The judging was independently
conducted by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Price Center
for Entrepreneurial Studies, led by Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Alfred
Osborne Jr. The renowned judging panel included academicians, leading
business experts, international trade media and industry leaders.
They gathered at the University of California, Los Angeles campus
in March to make their selections from the 400 competing entries
submitted from 21 countries throughout the world.
The Global Salon Business Forum & Awards
are produced by The B.E.S.T. Foundation, (Business Education for
Salons Today), a non-profit organization whose mission is to support
the continued growth and development of the global salon industry
through recognition, publicity, advanced business education and resources.
The Foundation's vision is for all salon owners to be regarded as
successful business leaders; by offering financially viable career
opportunities and contributing to the socio-economic prosperity of
For more information please visit www.bestfoundation.com