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Salon of the Year

Salons of the Year 2017: Meraki Hair Studio

Stacey Soble | April 26, 2017 | 3:44 PM
The shampoo area gleams with backsplash sparkle.
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A beverage center helps stylists ensure their client's comfort. A hanging water bottler filler rests just avove the wine glasses.
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Above the color area, the owners define their name Meraki, as "to do something with soul, creativity or love; to leave a piece of yourself in your work."
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With its three hanging processors, the processing area gives clients a view of every station.
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The owners designed the floating stations to provide amble room for each stylist and client while ensuring a good flow through the space.
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Stations have side storage to minimize clutter.
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An exterior view of Meraki.
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Soothing grey styling chairs compliment the double-sided mirrors.
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The deocr incoporates grey wood tiles and clean whits surfaces.
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Beautifully displayed retail.
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Meraki Hair Studio
Clarksville, Tennessee
Mymerakihairstudio.com
Owner: Rachel Rivera
Salon style: modern, upscale, tranquil
Square footage: 1,800
Stations: 8
Equipment: Minerva, Pro Academy Source
Furniture: Minerva
Total design investment: 105,000
Retail lines: Bumble and Bumble, Davines
Color lines: Davines, Matrix, Paul Mitchell
Design by: Rachel Rivera
Photography: Stephanie Reeder

If clients wonder about the meaning of the name Meraki, the question is answered once they sit at the salon’s chic color bar, where both the name and the meaning are spelled out on the wall--‘to do something with soul, creativity or love; to leave a piece of yourself in your work.’

Owner’s comment: “A frosted brick accent wall opens up to our creative area, where floating, white double-sided stations are matched with soothing grey styling chairs and Freestyle dryers.”

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