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Village at Towne Centre salon named one of best in its field

Tulip Salon & Spa – Aveda in The Village at Towne Centre has been named one of the best beauty businesses in the United States.

Industry magazine Salon Today has selected the business as part of its 17th Annual Salon Today 200.

The salon appears in the magazine’s growth category. This year’s honorees grew at rates of 11.2 percent and higher, with a median growth rate of 23.6 percent between 2011 and 2012.

Tulip Salon & Spa opened in the open air section of Spotsylvania Towne Centre in July of 2010. Its sales climbed from $618,000 in 2011 to $811,000 last year, a 31 percent increase, according to the magazine.

“Tulip’s Salon & Spa has been very fortunate to experience steady growth, even in a fragile economy,” owner and operator Priscilla Priebe said in a press release. “Receiving this prestigious award is such an honor and could not have been achieved without the dedication of talented team members and the support of loyal guests and the community.”