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SOTY 2013: Bijin Salon and Spa

Stacey Soble | May 3, 2013 | 12:21 PM
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Bijin Salon and Spa
Prairie Village, Kansas
Bijinsalon.com

Connie Suss and Mary Jane Van de Castle

SALON STYLE: Sophisticated

SQUARE FOOTAGE: 9930

STYLING STATIONS: 33

TREATMENT ROOMS: 8

EQUIPMENT: Takara Belmont

FURNITURE: Collins, Bootlace Design, C&S Woodshop and B&N Industries

TOTAL DESIGN INVESTMENT: $575,000

RETAIL LINE:Kerastase, Bumbleandbumble, ShuUemura

COLOR LINE:Wella

DESIGN: Judi Bauer, architect

ARCHITECT: Judi Bauer, WG Construction, Greg Suss

PHOTOGRAPHY: EG Schempf

 

“Our remodeled color processing area is a warm refuge that allows clients to pass the time with ease. Clients sit around a beautiful, custom-designed wooden table and are able to access computers, relax with a book or glass of wine or view one of the many video attractions playing in surrounding areas.”

 

JUDGES’ COMMENTS:

“The wall covering in the shampoo room gives an element of surprise creating a very edgy and trendy look.”—McGwire

“Loved the use of giant lampshades, the industrial ceiling and how it was diffused, and the floating suspended mirrors.”—Labos

“This salon was particularly focused on profitability when making their design choices. The traffic flow, the individual ‘points’ of service such as circular concierge, flexible retail displays and open color bar, provide optimum productivity while maintaining the highest standards in customer service.”—Soukhopalova

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