Salt Lake City, Utah July 23, 2010 – The Professional Beauty Association’s North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) recognize husband and wife team and owners/founders of Lunatic Fringe Salons, Shawn Trujillo and Angie Katsanevas with the Salon MBA (Masters in Business) award during a star-studded ceremony on Sunday evening July 18th at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. This marks the inaugural year for the Salon MBA award which was designed to recognize savvy salon owners who have cultivated a cutting-edge salon and a highly profitable business.
It’s a tremendous honor to win this award,” says, Trujillo,” We are very excited by this recognition; we were in some truly good company of our peers in the industry who had also been nominated”.
The national award comes on the heels of the company’s 10 year anniversary. Lunatic Fringe fosters a unique culture which focuses on five core values; team, opportunity, business, passion and education.
Trujillo and Katsanevas also own Paul Mitchell the School in Holladay, Utah. The school is part of a nation wide network of innovative cosmetology schools that provides a positive, well-rounded lifestyle educational environment for their students — or Future Professionals. Paul Mitchell the School instructors, known as Learning Leaders are trained to draw out the artist in every student and prepare them to compete in the real world.
For the second year, Lunatic Fringe has been listed by Elle Magazine as one of the top 100 salons in the country. Lunatic Fringe has been featured inInStyle, Modern Salon, American Salon, Cut and Dry magazines and countless national and local publications. Lunatic Fringe stylists have won competitions in NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards) and have received numerous industry acknowledgements in Behind the Chair, Cut and Dryand Canadian Hair Dresser magazines.