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Salon of the Year

Salons of the Year 2017: Sine Qua Non Salon

April 27, 2017 | 8:12 AM
The salon displays its collection of vintage blow dryers representing many decades.
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Clients can experience the Japanese garden on their way to the shampoo area.
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The cutting floor is open, colorful and has great lighting pendants.
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The salon's hand-made station duos are reminiscent of 1960s color blocking. topped with big slabs of walnut, the salon reused the tops of its old stations to create new ones.
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One of Boton's favorite pieces is the photograph of Positano, Italy.
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The building that houses Sine Qua Non has been standing since the early 1900s.
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Sine Qua Non Salon
Chicago, Illinois
Sinequanonsalons.com
Owner: Laura Boton
Salon style: rustic, urban, chic
Square footage: 2,600
Stations: 10
Equipment: Takara Belmont
Furniture: Design 21 and Atlas Construction
Total design investment: 56,500
Retail lines: R+Co, Bumble and Bumble, Sine Essentials
Color lines: Wella, Aveda, Pravana
Design by: Bruce Fox Designs
Architects: Van Tomaras, Design 21
Photography: Scott Shigley

Sine Qua Non’s hand-designed, hand-made stations are reminiscent of 1960s’ color blocking. Topped with big slabs of walnut for the station counter, the salon reused the tops of their old stations to create the new ones, maintaining the rustic flavor throughout the space.

Owner’s comment: “We love the Japanese garden that guests experience as they walk back to the shampoo room. It adds crucial nautral light to the space and the greenery brings the outside in.”

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