Plymouth, Minnesota

Owner: Diane Keller
Salon style: Upscale fashion-forward, soft contemporary,
Square footage: 7,200
Styling stations: 18
Treatment rooms: 7
Equipment: Belvedere, Etopa, Minardi Color Perfect Lighting, Freestyle
Furniture: Belvedere
Total design investment: $459,000
Retail line: Aveda
Color line: Aveda
Design: uudesign
Architect: Jeffery Sweitzer

Judges comments:

“Floating ceilings, soft curves and polished surfaces are both dramatic and soothing.”—Pelafas

“The seamless mix of architectural elements compliments the flow of a busy salon. They work especially well in the shampoo area to encapsulate the guest in comfort.” —Putnam

“This salon goes the extra mile to add the perfect touches to enhance the client experience, from the Minardi Color Perfect Lighting to the privacy screens in the pedicure area.” —Morehouse

“While our younger guests think our Freestyle dryers and retail fixtures are really hip, we also want our guests to be aware that we work hard to be a ‘green’ salon. We are respectful of the Earth and make our choices based on lighting, heating and water efficiency.”