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Salute to Stylists contest winners revealed!

Congratulations to Grand Prize Winner Sandy Marino of Santo Salon & Spa in Pepper Pike, OH!

Regional Winners:
• Region 1: Stylist: Tracy of 7 Salon, Bellevue, WA - 2 reviews - Consumer: Breauna
• Region 2: Stylist: Melanie Brown of Curls Gone Wild, Gilbert, AZ - 96 reviews - Consumer: aubreyinaz
• Region 3: Stylist: Natalie of Natalie Clark Studio, St. Louis, MO - 5 reviews - Consumer: gr8tiff
• Region 4: Stylist: Anna Craig of Trashy Roots Salon & Spa, Round Rock, TX - 102 reviews - Consumer: MissyWatson
• Region 5: Stylist: Stacy Hill of DyeVerCity Salon, Augusta, GA - 127 reviews - Consumer: whitdeen
• Region 6: Stylist: Sandy Marino of Santo Salon & Spa, Pepper Pike, OH - 155 reviews - Consumer: lisa aguina
• Region 7: Stylist: Julie Washington of The Estuary Salon & Day Spa, S. Portland, ME - 25 reviews - Consumer: Nicole910
• Region 8: Stylist: Nadine Bastien of Aphrodite's Sanctuary, Toronto, Ontario - 4 reviews - Consumer: Maureennione

The Contest

Recently, launched its two-month long Salute To Stylists contest, asking for your vote for your favorite stylist. We have our winners! Regional winning stylists will receive 3 months of free advertising on and a 1-year subscription to Modern Salon. Grand Prize winning stylist will receive 3 months of free advertising on and a 1-year subscription to Modern Salon, as well as a trip to New York for 3 days of Deva Curlaboration instruction. Winning consumers will receive $150 worth of merchandise from and $150 in services from their winning stylist.

The number of reviews were calculated from 12/15/10 to 2/15/11

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As co-founder of, a website for curly hair she began with her business partner and friend, Gretchen Heber, Michelle Breyer helped create the leading community and resource for people with curly hair. Frustrated by the lack of information on curly hair and the limited products available in the marketplace, the duo launched the site in 1998 with the help of a 14-year-old web designer. When Procter & Gamble called three years later to advertise to the® audience, Breyer knew they had indeed created a force in the industry, providing helpful information and unparalleled expertise for what was then considered a niche market.