Salon of the Year

Salons of the Year 2017: Art + Science West Loop

Stacey Soble | April 20, 2017 | 6:32 AM
Art + Science West Loop caters to male clientele with a small barbershop within its reception area.
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A tray ceiling with inset copper detail adds warmth and interest to the salon floor.
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Each salon area has its own unique feel created through lighting, stand-alone furniture placement and paint color.
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The salon's color bar.
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A valet greets guests to Art + Science West Loop while fresh white paint and backlit signage draws the eye to the business' exterior.
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Art + Science West Loop
Chicago, Illinois
Owners: Paul Wilson and David Raccuglia
Salon style: vintage modern, contemporary chic
Square footage: 2500
Stations: 18
Equipment: Genesis Beauty
Furniture: Fricano
Total design investment: $215,000
Retail lines: Bumble and Bumble, She Uemura, ColorProof, American Crew
Color lines: Revlon Professional, L’Oreal, Pravana
Design by: Carrie Savino, Kathy Menighan Wilson and Paul Wilson
Architect: Zed Architects
Photography: Nicole Serradimingni

Art + Science’s reception area includes a separate barbershop. In the salon, a tray ceiling with inset copper detail brings warmth, color and texture to the room, with light relecting from each station mirror and an orange backsplash in the shampoo area brings a fun pop of color.

Owner’s comment: “This space features a cool run of windows with street exposure, bringing in beautiful, natural light. The cutting area features two chairs for lash and brow appointments for our always-booked esthetician.”

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