Atlanta, Georgia
vanmichael.com

Owners: Van Council & Michael Council
Salon style: Organic, bold, upscale modern
Square footage: 4,650
Styling stations: 43
Equipment: Takara Belmont
Furniture: Etopa, West Elm, Custom
Total design investment: $50,000
Retail line: Aveda
Color line: Aveda
Design: Renee Freeman

Judges comments:

“Can you say retail? I can’t imagine any guest being able to resist a little retail therapy in this space.”—Jercha

“Rich warm tones and sleek fixtures are upscale and sophisticated.”—Pelafas

“Dimensional ceiling details and color evoke a warm, dramatic haven.”—Putnam

“We always communicate with our clients through e-mail and social networking sites such as Facebook. Our tagline for this project was, ‘Everyone needs a make-over.’”