A fun chandelier in the reception area helps set the stage.
A fun chandelier in the reception area helps set the stage.
Framed uban photography graces the walls of Base Salon.
Framed uban photography graces the walls of Base Salon.
Floor-to-ceiling stations have convenient storage on the sides.
Floor-to-ceiling stations have convenient storage on the sides.
Stations at Base Salon.
Stations at Base Salon.
Green waitscoting throughout the salon brings a punch of color.
Green waitscoting throughout the salon brings a punch of color.
The styling floor at Base Salon.
The styling floor at Base Salon.
The shampoo area at Base Salon.
The shampoo area at Base Salon.
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A fun chandelier in the reception area helps set the stage.
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A fun chandelier in the reception area helps set the stage.
Framed uban photography graces the walls of Base Salon.
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Framed uban photography graces the walls of Base Salon.
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Floor-to-ceiling stations have convenient storage on the sides.
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Floor-to-ceiling stations have convenient storage on the sides.
Stations at Base Salon.
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Stations at Base Salon.
Green waitscoting throughout the salon brings a punch of color.
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Green waitscoting throughout the salon brings a punch of color.
The styling floor at Base Salon.
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The styling floor at Base Salon.
The shampoo area at Base Salon.
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The shampoo area at Base Salon.

Base Salon
Chicago, Illinois
Basesalonchicago.com
Owner: Krysta Nicole Rojas
Salon style: high-end, yet inviting
Square footage: 875
Stations: 6
Treatment rooms: 1
Equipment: Zurich Beauty, American Beauty
Furniture: Progress Construction and Development
Total design investment: $103,000
Retail lines: Sacha Juan
Color lines: Wella
Design by: Studio West Architects
Architect: Studio West Architects
Photography: Amanda Megan Miller

At 875-square feet, Base Salon may be small, but the attention to every design detail makes it mighty. A unique tile product on the stations resembles marble, while USB outlets and purse hooks enhance the client experience. Painted green wainscoting, textured wallpaper and gritty urban photography gives the space character.

Owner’s comment: “We wanted to set our salon apart with a sophisticated, polished feel that is approachable while fitting the design tastes of our neighborhood.”