Avon Lake, Ohio


Owners: Mary and Aaron Velez

Salon style: Modern, upscale, innovative

Square footage: 2,500

Styling stations: 10

Equipment: Keller International, Takara Belmont, Gamma & Bross

Furniture: Gamma & Bross, Takara Belmont, IKEA

Total design investment: $130,000

Top retail lines: Bumble and bumble, Moroccanoil, Aquage

Design: Clark and Post/Mary Velez

Architect: Clark and Post

Judges comments:

“The shampoo room is amazing with that eye-popping wall art!”


“The name ‘Elements’ is well-reflected in the design—nice work there!”


“Love the pink orchids and the cool grass wall.”


Our salon is unique with its curved walls. Our salon is done in black and white with an accented grass mural in the shampoo area and a lily mural in the processing area. As you walk around the main wall, the design pops out at you—this feature has generated really positive reactions from our clients.