Alpharetta, Georgia
strandsstudioforhair.com

Owner: Edie Ciccia
Salon style: Upscale, elegant, warm
Square footage: 3,000
Styling stations: 10
Equipment: Belvedere, Minardi Color Perfect Lighting
Furniture: Belvedere
Total design investment: $175,000
Retail lines: Schwarzkopf, Pureology, GHD
Color line: Schwarzkopf
Design: Edie Ciccia
Architect: Robert Kennedy

Judges comments:

“Love the meticulous attention paid to details. Every single one from the mirrors to the flowers to the mosaic wall is on brand and on message.”—Morehouse

“The color bar in this salon is beautifully appointed and very elegant.”—Nunes

“This salon offers a feminine essence of beauty that’s sure to please.”—Koerner

“The biggest challenge about our space was the long narrow unit. I strived to avoid a bowling alley look, by dividing it into areas separated by walls of mosaic tiles and tumbled stones and using accent lighting to create an open space.”