Salon of the Year

SOTY 2013: Exsalonce Salon & Day Spa

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

OWNERS: Tony Odisho

SALON STYLE:Luxurious neighborhood retreat




EQUIPMENT: Zurich Custom Beauty

FURNITURE: Mitchell Gold, Zurich Custom Beauty


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.”



“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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