North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons & Spas Award Winner: Willow’s Dream

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Willow’s Dream is a 2019 award winner for beauty salons and spas in North Carolina!

From haircuts to extensions, Willow’s Dream in Asheville has what it takes to make you feel beautiful inside and out.

Willow’s Dream has received hundreds of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.74 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 98.36 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 beauty salons and spas in North Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[This is] by far my absolute FAVORITE salon. Shelby (The Hair Witch) never fails to amaze me! She is always flexible with scheduling, and always manages to deliver exactly what I want. I have been seeing her for about two years now and have no plans to change! I don’t feel like I’m at a hair appointment with her; I feel like I’m chatting with a friend while being pampered. The adorable gift shop downstairs offers wine, beer and local gifts. If you’re looking for a professional, experienced hair stylist who specializes in blonde and balayage, Shelby is your go-to!” – Sarah B.

Not Your Average Beauty Salon

We wanted to learn a little more about Willow’s Dream and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the receptionist, Liz McGuirl.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Willow’s Dream apart from their competition in North Carolina. Liz told us that Willow’s Dream embodies the Asheville culture and community; it’s a relaxing, friendly place. The team at Willow’s Dream loves supporting local artisans.

Liz went on to tell us that, in addition to the salon, Willow’s Dream has a gift shop and a rooftop patio —where they book events and where clients are welcome to enjoy their complimentary beverage before or after their appointment.

We also asked Liz what their mission is at Willow’s Dream and how they work to make the world a better place. Liz shared that their mission is to make sure that every client leaves feeling 1,000-percent better than when they came in from the inside out.

Building Success by Encouraging Clients to Leave Reviews

Liz attributes Willow’s Dream’s strong online reputation to the fact that their stylists encourage every client in their chair to leave a review.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Willow’s Dream has gotten their name out there through word of mouth, by being active in the downtown social scene, through their awesome support system, by ranking number one on Google for “hair and nail salon” and through the efforts of their social media manager.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build their online reputation the way Willow’s Dream has. Here’s Liz’s expert advice for them:

“Facebook and Instagram are KEY! The more photos and info on those platforms, the better. People are always wanting to feel assured that they are in good hands. Allowing the client to see the stylists’ portfolios really helps the client feel comfortable. Encouraging the clients to leave reviews is helpful.”


Congratulations to the team at Willow’s Dream for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Liz, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Willow’s Dream in Asheville. Visit their website today!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons & Spas Award Winner: Envy Salon

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Envy Salon is a 2019 award winner for beauty salons and spas in South Dakota!

From standard haircuts to blowouts and hair color, when you want to look and feel your best, Envy Salon is the salon to turn to in Sturgis.

Envy Salon has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.96 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 95.61 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 beauty salons and spas in all of South Dakota!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Jessica will say she’s no miracle worker, but I beg to differ. She did an awesome job fixing my hair! I will definitely be going back.” – Alyssa A.

Not Your Average Beauty Salon and Spa

We wanted to learn a little more about Envy Salon and its out-of-this-world online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Stylist Jessica Loobey.

The first question we had for Jessica was what sets Envy Salon apart from their competition in South Dakota. Jessica told us that they are very accommodating for every customer. Customer service is huge for the team at Envy Salon, and they stay late and work weekends.

Jessica went on to tell us about the great camaraderie in the office with the owner and all of the stylists.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Envy Salon and how they work to make the world a better place. Jessica told us that they aim to make people feel better than when they came in and to extend confidence to the customer.

Building Success Through Honesty and Word of Mouth

Jessica attributes Envy Salon’s strong online reputation to their commitment to being honest with customers, to their persistence and happy attitudes, and to their realistic delivery.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Envy Salon has gotten their name out there through word of mouth, community involvement — including at the local high school — Facebook and radio ads.

There are so many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Jessica’s expert advice for them:

“Try to put something out there at least once a week that you’re proud of. Be consistent with postings, and take care of the customer so that they extend referrals.”


Congratulations to the team at Envy Salon for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jessica, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Envy Salon in Sturgis. Visit their website today!

North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons & Spas Award Winner: TaylorMade Salon and Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that TaylorMade Salon and Spa is a 2019 award winner for beauty salons and spas in North Carolina!

If you’re looking for a relaxing and confidence-boosting salon experience in Kannapolis, look no further than TaylorMade Salon and Spa.

TaylorMade Salon and Spa has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ of 98.13 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 beauty salons and spas in all of North Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“TaylorMade Salon and Spa is my new go-to place. I went for the first time last Wednesday and had stylist, Bethany Roberson, color my hair. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and talented, and she did a great job on [my] hair. I received excellent service. I absolutely love my hair and will definitely be back.” – Hannah D.

Not Your Average Beauty Salon and Spa

Brandy Skok, the owner of TaylorMade Salon and Spa, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about her award-winning business and its stellar online reputation.

The first question we had for Brandy was what sets TaylorMade Salon and Spa apart from their competition in North Carolina. Brandy told us that they provide a personal touch and have a hometown feel with cutting-edge service. Most of their stylists have been there for going on five years and have built relationships. They work hard to accommodate their clients’ needs. In return, clients are willing to drive long distances to see them.

We also wanted to know how they make the world a better place at TaylorMade Salon and Spa. Brandy shared that they have been involved in multiple community endeavors, including walks for fundraising, fundraisers for Children’s Hospital, a collection site for toys during Christmas, sponsorships of families during the holiday season and donations of services to the Humane Society in the area.

Building Success Through Portfolios and Youtube Channels

When we asked about the TaylorMade Salon and Spa secret to such a strong online reputation, Brandy attributes the portfolios and Youtube channels their stylists have, which helps their customers keep up with their stylists and recommendations.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, TaylorMade Salon and Spa has gotten their name out there through their new website, Facebook and Instagram, but word of mouth is their number one source of growth.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation TaylorMade Salon and Spa has. Here’s Brandy’s expert advice for them:

“Have a group of people who believe in what you believe, and promote their abilities and talents. Be consistent in how you treat your customers. Be self-motivated and a self-starter.”


Congratulations to the team at TaylorMade Salon and Spa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Brandy, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend TaylorMade Salon and Spa in Kannapolis. Visit their website today!

North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons & Spas Award Winner: Progressions Salon and Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Progressions Salon and Spa is a 2019 award winner for beauty salons and spas in North Carolina!

Whether you’re looking for a haircut, eyelash extensions, a massage or a manicure, Progressions Salons and Spa in Greensboro has what it takes to help you look and feel your best.

Progressions Salon and Spa has received more than 100 reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.66 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 94.61 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 beauty salons and spas in all of North Carolina!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I went to the salon today with a bad coloring job. Brenda was amazing; she took her time and helped me. I left the salon so happy!! I am so very thankful for the entire staff. They were so understanding and made sure I Ioved my hair when I left.” – Stephanie N.

Not Your Average Beauty Salon and Spa

We wanted to learn a little more about Progressions Salon and Spa and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Lise Cooke.

The first question we had for Lise was what sets Progressions Salon and Spa apart from their competition in North Carolina. Lise points to the fact that they are very educated on the latest trends. That helps them provide their customers with what they want, which is of the utmost importance to them.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Progressions Salon and Spa and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s Lise’s response:

“[Our mission is] to give our clients an experience beyond their expectations and to provide a place for them to come and feel at home.”

Building Success Through Education, Teamwork and Friendliness

Lise attributes Progressions Salon and Spa’s strong online reputation to their commitment to education, teamwork and friendliness, and told us that her and her staff are good at what they do, experienced and take pride in their customer service. Customers at Progressions Salon and Spa leave feeling taken care of and beautiful.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Progressions Salon and Spa has spread the word about who they are and what they do through their referrals program and social media presence; however, word of mouth is their most important avenue for new business. Lise told us that the great service they provide has led to loyal customers.

It’s clear that Lise understands a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“It’s important to have a really good staff who cares about your clients… Make sure that the service and customer experience are a focus, and the reviews will follow.”


Congratulations to the team at Progressions Salon and Spa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Lise, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Progressions Salon and Spa in Greensboro. Visit their website today!

Kansas’ Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons & Spas Award Winner: Salon Savvy

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Salon Savvy is an award winner for beauty salons & spas in 2019.

If you are looking for a beauty salon that will work hard to get you looking your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Salon Savvy has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.90 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.03 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 beauty salons and spas in Kansas!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“What a great salon! My kids absolutely love ‘Miss Nancy,’ and she always knows exactly what we need to come out of there looking perfect! The salon has a fun atmosphere and very reasonable prices. Thanks for providing us with a great place for the whole family to enjoy!” – K.J.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Salon Savvy is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Beauty Salon & Spa

We were excited to learn all about how Salon Savvy has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Nancy Hall.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Salon Savvy stand apart from their local competitors. We learned that Salon Savvy has a small but mighty team who loves what they do. Nancy told us:

“We have a great team, and we love doing hair; we have all been doing it [for a] a long time.”

Their team works hard to help to make people feel beautiful and good about themselves.

Building Success Through Care

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Salon Savvy has managed to. We asked if Nancy could share any expert advice to these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Care about your clients.”


Congratulations to Salon Savvy for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Nancy for taking the time to speak with us!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons and Spas Award Winner: Sunflower Salon and Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Sunflower Salon and Spa is not only one of the top five salons in South Dakota, but one of the top 100 businesses in the state overall!

“The girls at Sunflower were amazing. They let us bring in beverages, music- anything we wanted to make getting ready FUN! They also were so accommodating. On my wedding day, I decided I didn’t like the hairstyle we had decided on at my hair trial. My stylist redid my hair THREE times until it was exactly how I wanted and it was perfect! Other stylists also redid other girls’ hair as well with a positive attitude and no additional charge. I am so glad we got our hair done at the Sunflower!” -Alisha W.

That’s just one of the many outstanding reviews Sunflower Salon and Spa has received on verified review sites, making them a 2019 award winner with a 97.32 Rating Score™ and a 4.83 average star rating.

Not Your Average Hair Salon

Jesse Johnson, the owner of Sunflower Salon and Spa, took a few minutes to speak with us about her business’ awesome online reputation.

Naturally, the very first thing we wanted to know about this company was how they managed to set themselves apart from other salons in the area. Jesse told us, “For us, it’s all about treating customers like royalty. You are royalty when in our hands.”

Jesse and her team strive to make each and every one of their clients feel confident. In her words, “Every single person who works here is educated and the goal is to make people feel good about themselves. We do a lot of fundraising and community outreach — right in line with Aveda’s mission.”

Building Success Through Incredible Service

When asked about the Sunflower Salon and Spa secret to success, Jesse told us that it comes down to the high level of service they provide. “From when our clients enter the salon to when they leave, they are treated like royalty. Most of our business comes from word of mouth and social media. We stay engaged.”

The following is Jesse’s advice to other businesses that are working on their online reputation:

“First and foremost, it starts with teamwork. Just keep at it and focus on consistency.”


Congratulations to the team at Sunflower Salon and Spa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Jesse, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Sunflower Salon and Spa in South Dakota. Visit their website today!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons and Spas Award Winner: Luxe Beautique Salon

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Luxe Beautique Salon is not only one of the top three beauty salons and spas in North Dakota, but one of the top 20 businesses in the entire state!

“I highly recommend Luxe Beautique Salon. Megan and her staff go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. They always have time for my questions, and they get me in when I am available for any service I need. Thank you to Megan and her staff at Lux. I always look forward to my next appointment at Luxe. See you soon!” -Paulette T.

That’s just one of the more than 400 incredible reviews Luxe Beautique Salon has received on verified review sites, earning them a 97.59 Rating Score™, a 4.96 average star rating, and a 2019 Top Rated Local award!

Not Your Average Beauty Salon

We got a chance to speak with Megan Bender, the owner of Luxe Beautique Salon, all about her business’ exemplary online reputation.

Of course, the very first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Luxe Beautique Salon apart from other businesses in North Dakota. Megan told us, “The one thing that sets us apart is that we are a full-service salon. We offer everything, from hair service and products to nail, massage, facial, and waxing services. We are the experts in all things hair, skin, nails, and beauty.”

Megan and her team have dedicated their lives and careers to making people feel great about themselves. She told us, “Our mission is to make people feel beautiful, both on the outside but also within, and to help people find relaxation and beauty by experiencing service that they won’t find anywhere else.”

Building Success By Impressing Clients

As an award-winning company, Luxe Beautique Salon is clearly doing something right. We asked Megan what exactly that is. “Great customer service,” she said. “The Luxe team has confidence that when they ask their clients to leave reviews, they will, because they all do great work!”

The following are Megan’s words of wisdom for other businesses that are working on their online reputation:

“Go above and beyond in the experience that you are giving to your customers. Make the experience worth the money that they are giving you, and don’t be afraid to ask for feedback.”

Congratulations to the team at Luxe Beautique Salon for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Megan, for taking the time to speak with us!


We highly recommend Luxe Beautique Salon in Bismarck. Visit their website today!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons & Spas Award Winner: Tres-Chic Salon

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Tres-Chic Salon is an award winner for beauty salons & spas in 2019.

If you are looking for a beauty salon & spa that will get you to look and feel your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Tres-Chic Salon has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.78 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.78 and two 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 15 businesses and one of the top three beauty salons & spas in all of South Dakota!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[I have been a customer for] 10-plus years, and I can’t imagine going to anyone else! She has mastered my finicky hair and somehow remembers everything we have ever done to it. She is continually educating herself and is always excited to try new things! Cassie is very particular, and I always feel like she is truly focused on me when I am in her chair. She always makes me look and feel great!” – L.H.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Tres-Chic Salon is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Beauty Salons & Spas

We were excited to learn all about how Tres-Chic Salon has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Cassie Reuer.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Tres-Chic Salon stand apart from their local competitors. For Cassie, it comes down to the skills of her team. She says:

“Out of nine stylists, everyone has a diverse skill set [and strengths]. This ranges from fantasy color and balayage to formal updo styling, hair extensions, body waxing, and perms.”

Our conversation led to discussing their business’ mission and how they help to make the world a better place. Cassie told us:

“Nothing affects someone’s self-esteem more than their self-image, and nothing affects their self-image more than their hair. We are all beautifiers of people’s self-image [who are] helping them to be their best selves.”

We also learned that even though it is not required in South Dakota, the crew at Tres-Chic Salon does a considerable amount of continuing education. They do this because they want to offer their clients the best, and they know they can do that by keeping up with the latest education, trends, and products.

Building Success Through WORDS

Tres-Chic Salon has certainly managed to build an impressive online reputation. We asked Cassie what kinds of marketing strategies this salon has used over the years. We learned that they utilize social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, to keep in touch with their community. Each stylist has their own profile on Facebook or Instagram to showcase their work.

Offline, they show gratitude to their clients by donating to the community through different events and charities.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Tres-Chic Salon has managed to. We asked if Cassie could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Don’t be afraid of social media marketing and the changing times! Embrace change (it’s not always bad), and embrace life!”


Congratulations to Tres-Chic Salon for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Cassie for taking the time to speak with us!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons & Spas Award Winner: Prestige Salon And Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Prestige Salon And Spa is an award winner for beauty salons & spas in 2019.

If you are looking for a beauty salons & spa that will work to make you feel and look your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Prestige Salon And Spa has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.81 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.15 and two 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top five beauty salons & spas in South Dakota!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[I] had a wonderful experience for a few ‘firsts.’ The staff did amazing with putting my fears to rest and answering all the questions I had! [They have a] wonderful staff and environment!”
– S.B.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Prestige Salon And Spa is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Beauty Salon

We were excited to learn all about how Prestige Salon And Spa has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Chris Vickers.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Prestige Salon And Spa stand apart from their local competitors. Chris told us that customer service is vital to them. They are able to stand out because they are a full-service salon and spa. They are proud of being a one-stop-shop for their clients.

We went on to talk about their company mission, which Chris defined as:

“[Our mission is to] make people feel better and be better. We want to give them the confidence to feel their ultimate best.”

Building Success Through Referrals

With as impressive a reputation as Prestige Salon And Spa has, it is no wonder word of mouth has been their primary source for new clients. In fact, Chris tells us they really don’t do much other marketing. They have had some radio spots, but word of mouth from the stylists is where most of their new clients come from.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Prestige Salon And Spa has managed to. We asked if Chris could share any expert advice to these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Take everyone’s advice and make sure you are upholding the customers’ needs.”


Congratulations to Prestige Salon And Spa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Chris for taking the time to speak with us!

North Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Beauty Salons and Spas Award Winner: Studio South

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Studio South is not only the number one beauty salon in North Dakota, but one of the top 20 businesses in the state overall!

A 97.54 Rating Score™, a 4.95 average star rating, and dozens of fabulous reviews on verified review sites make Studio South a Top Rated Local award-winning business! This is just one of the tremendous reviews that got them here:

“I’ve trusted only Sara with my hair for the last 10 years! Even when I move to Fargo I will still drive the hour just to have Sara do my hair. She knows what’s best for her clients and she is always honest! She’s truly the BEST!” -Kayla D.

Not Your Average Beauty Salon and Spa

Amber Stegman, the owner of Studio South, took some time to speak with us about her business’ remarkable online reputation.

The difference between Studio South and other salons in North Dakota is the environment, according to Amber. She told us, “A lot of the clients like our ambiance, we are always doing upkeep and doing redecorating. Everyone’s rooms are individual to their personality.”

As a family business, Studio South has always been a warm and welcoming place for their clients, but they have certainly expanded since the beginning. Amber said, “It was my mother in law that started the business and I took over six years ago. She had her own salon for many years and there were some girls that came to her and wanted to see if they would be interested in doing a booth rental business.”

Building Success Through Excellent Service

When we asked about the Studio South secret to success, Amber told us it all comes down to service. She told us, “The biggest thing is how we treat our clients. If the person in your chair loves the experience they are going to refer someone else to you.”


Congratulations to the team at Studio South for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Amber, for taking the time to speak with us!