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SOTY 2015: Salon 416

Stacey Soble | May 28, 2015 | 12:57 PM
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Working with designer Leslie McGwire, Toni and Pat Widing decided a round centralized front desk would be the focal point of their salon design. “The desk is placed perfectly in the floor plan for the clients who are entering and exiting from two sides of the building,” says Toni. “A dramatic drop ceiling above the desk with a gorgeous custom chandelier adds the sparkle in our spacious salon.”

Styling stations are split in two areas of the salon which encourages the feeling of a private setting, while the colors of the custom millwork cabinetry coordinate throughout the salon for a streamline design. Lighting also played a main role in the design. Minardi Color Perfect Salon Lighting above each station and shampoo bowl helps the team deliver great color results, and background lighting in the retail area encourage product purchases.

Salon416.com
Owners: Toni & Pat Widing
Established: December 2014
Salon style: Tranquil, Upscale, Innovative
Square footage: 2,700
Stations: 15 styling, 9 color
Equipment: TNG Worldwide, ASG Salon Equipment, Minardi Perfect Lighting
Furniture: Chad Gladding Custom Millworks
Total design investment: $650,000
Retail lines: Oribe, Aquage
Color line: Beth Minardi, Joico
Design by: Leslie McGwire & Associates
Architects: Christopher Macklin Designs
Photography: Zecchini Photography
 
Judges’ Comments:
 “Love the soft, serene blues used as accent colors in this space.”—Laurel Nelson
“A professional, five-star hotel feeling. Wow.”—Jeff Grissler

Owners’ Comments:
“The desk is placed perfectly in the floor plan for the clients who are entering and exiting from two sides of the building. A dramatic drop ceiling above the desk with a gorgeous custom chandelier adds sparkle in our spacious salon.”

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