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SOTY 2013: Blu Water Day Spa & Salon

Stacey Soble | May 3, 2013 | 9:46 AM
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Blu Water Day Spa & Salon
Kensington, Maryland
Bluwaterdayspa.com

OWNERS: Julie Nguyen

SALON STYLE: Elegant

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 4,500

STYLING STATIONS: 6

TREATMENT ROOMS: 6

EQUIPMENT:Belvedere

FURNITURE: Todd Fletcher from Belvedere

TOTAL DESIGN INVESTMENT: $110,000

RETAIL LINE:Davines

COLOR LINE:Davines

DESIGN:Linowes Design Associates

ARCHITECT: Tom Donavan, Custom Commercial Interiors; Scott Davis, Scott Davis Construction

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ron Soloman&Anfon Ha

 

“The calming orchid-filled retail and reception area opens to a luxurious custom waterfall displaying Blu Water’s logo. Seated behind a one-of-a-kind bamboo and textured natural concrete reception desk, the concierge awaits the arrival of the guests.”

 

JUDGES’ COMMENTS:

 

“The backdrop for the desk is a waterfall wall that embellishes the entire front of the space and is very effective branding.”—Ortmann

 

“One of the best retail/front desk areas. The mani/pedi area also gets an A+.”—Labos

 

“Great use of space to provide privacy.”—Valenzuela

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