Blo Salon Honored with First Redken "Rising Star" Award

Redken has named Blo Salon as its very first "Rising Star," an exclusive award in which Blo was named from among 10,000 Redken Elite salons worldwide.

Blo has a unique approach to hairstyling that continues to catch industry attention. The award-winning salon was recently recognized with a distinctive new honor from Redken, the world's premier salon product and stylist training organization. Redken has named Blo its very first "Rising Star," an exclusive award in which Blo was named from among 10,000 Redken Elite salons worldwide.

The award recognizes Blo's visionary and forward-thinking approach to running the business as well as being a strong representative and partner with the Redken brand. Blo Owner Bryan Nunes is respected among peers for his commitment to providing stylists with the highest level of training available in the industry. The design team at Blo features the most Redken certified stylists in North Carolina and this dedication to hard work and teamwork has lead to Blo's extraordinary success.

Nunes said his team uses the latest technologies to aid in-salon efficiencies and to reach out to guests.

"We adopted a digital media platform early on that enhanced our business and enabled us to grow our online capabilities. I feel fortunate to be associated with a manufacturer in Redken that recognizes these as accomplishments and is so dialed in on its customers," Nunes said. "When you consider the 10,000 salons in the Redken network, being the first Redken Elite salon named a Rising Star is an incredible honor."

Blo received the award at the 2011 Redken Symposium earlier this year in Las Vegas. More than 10,000 hairdressers attended the Symposium, which occurs bi-annually and is the salon industry's premier educational event.

Blo was joined by four other salons who received the Salon of the Year, the Educational Excellence and Largest Percentage Gain awards.

"We are honored to present these well-deserved awards to four salons that have embraced Redken's commitment to our principles in order to inspire the future," said Karen Fuss-Zipp, Redken vice president and general manager. "Their hard work and dedication to Redken has no doubt resulted in providing exceptional service for their clients and serving as an inspiration within the professional salon industry."

This is the second time Blo has been honored at Redken Symposium. In 2009, Blo was recognized with the "Largest Percentage Gain" award.

Located at Brier Creek Commons in Raleigh, N.C., Blo is home to a talented design team where egos are passe and replaced with "A Lot of Hot Hair." Blo offers guests a unique, metropolitan experience featuring an upbeat salon environment combined with the professionalism of North Carolina's most highly trained hair stylists. Blo was named to ELLE Magazine's Top 100 Salons and is one of only three salons nationwide to receive the industry's highest honor of a Global Salon Business Award. The salon has received international recognition for its commitment to stylists' continuing education and dedication to community service with the state's one and only "24-Hour Cut-A-Thon." Book an appointment online: and converse with the team at Consumers also can call 1-800-REDKEN8 or log on to

About Blo Salon

Blo Salon
8451 Brier Creek Parkway
Raleigh, NC