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SOTY 2014: 212 Salon and Day Spa

Stacey Soble | May 10, 2014 | 10:28 PM
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212 Salon and Day Spa

Upper Montclair, NJ


Owners: Donna and Gaetano Lo Sauro

Established: 2013

Salon style: Innovative, Timeless, Sophisticated

Square footage: 3,296

Styling Stations: 17

Treatment Rooms: 5

Equipment: Empire Beauty

Furniture: Salon Interiors

Total design investment: $1,444,000

Retail lines: Aquage, Paul Mitchell, American Crew

Color line: Tocco Magico, Wella, Schwarzkopf

Design by: Donna and Gaetano Lo Sauro

Architects: Rockwood Architectural Design

Photography: Andy Foster Photo


Owners’ Comments:


“Our biggest design challenge was maintaining the architectural integrity of a Victorian-era building, while modernizing the space to be inviting, welcoming and functional. We focused on incorporating elements, such as steel, glass and wood in innovative ways.”


Judges Comments:


“The accents are placed with an elegant touch—unassuming, but adding a relaxed but sophisticated look.”Grissler


“The use of eco-friendly products and systems is something to be applauded.”—Crisafulli


“The space is cozy, yet refined. The earthy color scheme combined with the homey touches creates a relaxing atmosphere.”—Patrascu

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