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Salons of the Year 2016: Appt-Only

by Stacey Soble | May 27, 2016
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Appt-Only
Chicago, Illinois
appt-only.com


Owner: Andrew Tartara
Salon style: French industrial, high-end, warm & welcoming
Square footage: 1,500
Stations: 7
Equipment: Belvedere
Furniture: Belvedere, Arhaus, antiques
Total design investment: $129,000
Retail lines: Oribe, R+Co, V76
Color lines: Redken, Schwarzkopf Professional, Matrix
Design by: Andrew Tartara, Amanda Rieb of Friends of Faux.com
Photography: Sean T. McGill

Owner’s comment:
“Our dramatic backbar is a focal point and conversation starter. Balancing the raw and industrial theme, 80 stunning, individual antique mirror tiles were applied with gold leaf and oxidized to reveal the addition of a light-blue hue that runs throughout the salon.”

Judges’ comments:
“The shampoo area and backbar’s stunning design brings you back in time and adds a great element to the overall retro look.”—Leger

“Rustic and warm, this space is also contemporary chic.”—Nelson

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