Englewood, New Jersey

Owner: Angelo Venezia
Salon style: Sublime, beauty, haven
Square footage: 1,600
Styling stations: 8
Treatment room: 1
Equipment: Belvedere, Alibaba, Restoration Hardware
Furniture: Salon Interiors
Total design investment: $180,000
Retail lines: Oribe, Unite, Nigelle
Color line: Redken
Design: Angelo Venezia, Glen, DDS Architects
Architect: Glen, DDS Architects

Judges comments:

“The diagonal placement of the floor adds a powerful element to the space.”—Nunes

“A mix of modern Zen, abstract art, mirrored finishes, accents of gold, damask, and a hint of cowboy!”—Pelafas

“The restrained use of eclectic art, sculpture and furniture transcend Zen—simply sublime!”—Putnam

“Our modern, comfortable waiting area encourages guests to interact with retail or lounge with the iPad we provide. We think the desk and wallpaper are quite sexy and make a statement of true distinction.”