The 2015 Emerald Coast Top Salon Has Begun!

Leigha Inman

The 2015 Top Salon competition officially kicked off on Wednesday, Dec. 3rd at the stunning Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa with the “Top Salon Pre-Event Photo-shoot.” The 11 salons nominated by the community, along with their deserving models, enjoyed cocktails and camaraderie in one of the resort’s newly renovated ballrooms.

Each salon’s crew was photographed, followed by a “before-photo” of each salon’s model who will be receiving the phenomenal makeover. Look for the salon crew photos being profiled in the February/March 2015 issue of Emerald Coast Magazine. 

Each salon and their model experienced one-on-one time with the event sponsors to learn about the great services that are being donated. The presenting sponsor is The Center for Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, who is offering complimentary teeth whitening services to all models. Additional sponsors include Blueprint Health Studios, offering fitness classes/personal training services, Hilton Sandestin Golf Beach Resort and Spa, supplying their ravishing venue to host the pre-event and competition, and Marsha Doll Models, providing model consulting to increase model’s confidence before making the final walk down the runway.

The salons competing in the fierce competition on Friday, April 10th along with their model and charity of choice are listed below: 

  • Salon: Avantgarde / Model: Dayna R. Iscano / Charity: Gulf Restoration Network
  • Salon: C’est La Vie / Model: Felisha Floyd / Charity: Taylor Haugen Foundation
  • Salon: The Cutting Room / Model: Amber Moss / Charity: Wounded Warrior Project
  • Salon: Euphoria Salon / Model: Katie L. Theiss / Charity: Rescued Rescuers: Dachsunds & Friends
  • Salon: Fusion Spa Salon Aveda / Model: Katelynn Stokes / Charity: Shelter House
  • Salon: The Kat House / Model: Audrey Coates / Charity: Autism Speaks
  • Salon: La Renaissance / Model: Nikki Ballard / Charity: Sacred Heart Cancer Center
  • Salon: Pure & Couture / Model: Carrie Cassidy / Charity: Fisher House Emerald Coast
  • Salon: Rollands / Model: Tristan Wren Kendall / Charity: Impact 100 Northwest Florida
  • Salon: Sanabella Spa and Salon / Model: Amber Hunter / Charity: E.O. Wilson Biophilia Center 
  • Salon: Serenity by the Sea / Model: Rachel Rehm / Charity: Bay Area Food Bank