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SOTY 2013: Root

Stacey Soble | May 3, 2013 | 8:14 AM
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Root
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rootsalons.com

OWNERS: Jim Koktavy
SALON STYLE: Urban coastal retreat
SQUARE FOOTAGE: 2,500
STYLING STATIONS: 10
TREATMENT ROOMS: NA
EQUIPMENT: Belvedere
FURNITURE: Custom, Belvedere
TOTAL DESIGN INVESTMENT: $210,000
RETAIL LINE: Kerastase, Sue Uemura, Jon Masters Organics
COLOR LINE: Wella, Simply Organics
DESIGN: Gay Parker, Creative Consultants
ARCHITECT: Mark at SJoquist Architecture
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jan Kentala

 

“The bird wall behind the shampoo bowls was the design catalyst—everything evolved from there.”

 

JUDGES’ COMMENTS:

“Retail design and look is very easy to shop and looks like you are in an art gallery. Love the white and lights. Shampoo chairs are beautiful, and the birds are a very creative way to give the back wall lots of emphasis.”—McGwire

 

“Wonderful mix of natural elements, great use of space and displays in waiting area.”—Valenzuela

 

“By far the most standout element in this salon is the plenteous space and abundant lighting. It almost feels like a dance studio! The contrast between the clean white lines and the raw materials of the original building create a very harmonious atmosphere.”—Soukhopalova

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