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SOTY 2013: Exsalonce Salon & Day Spa

Stacey Soble | May 3, 2013 | 9:27 AM
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Exsalonce Salon & Day Spa
Chicago, Illinois
Exsaloncechicago.com

OWNERS: Tony Odisho

SALON STYLE:Luxurious neighborhood retreat

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 3,500

STYLING STATIONS: 10

TREATMENT ROOMS: 3

EQUIPMENT: Zurich Custom Beauty

FURNITURE: Mitchell Gold, Zurich Custom Beauty

TOTAL DESIGN INVESTMENT: $980,000

RETAIL LINE: Aveda, Tony Odisho, MoroccanOil

COLOR LINE: Aveda, Matrix

DESIGN: Maria Bortell, Mindy Webb, Amy Thomson

ARCHITECT: Amy Thomson, James Gorski

PHOTOGRAPHY: Shawn Stengel

 

“Our favorite features would include the spa lighting, juice bar and shampoo stations. The LED lights transition from soft blues to natural greens to comfort guests; the juice bar in an unexpected feature that helps with bridal parties and holiday get-togethers, and the shampoo stations feature comfortable, relaxing chairs perfect for scalp massages.”

 

JUDGES’ COMMENTS:

“This salon delivers on luxurious comfort. It’s definitely high end, but cozy and warm—not easy to accomplish. The front lobby and the juice bar create a rich homey feeling.”—Ortmann

 

“Stunning, clean lines.”—Jercha

 

“Feels like a luxury apartment—it is a neighborhood retreat.”—Labos

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