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Salon of Distinction: Akada Hair Salon

July 10, 2011 | 2:38 PM
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Akada Hair Salon Columbus, Ohio Website: akadahairsalon.com Owner: Anjel McLaughlin Salon established: June 1, 1997 Opening after remodel: July 31, 2009 Salon style: upscale, sleek, boutique Square footage: 3,000 Number of styling stations: 15 Equipment: Collins Manufacturing Company Furniture: Automated Visions Total design investment: $115,000 Top retail lines (hair care): Akada, Onesta, Moroccan Oil Top retail lines (hair color): Mask, Pinshines, Framesi Design by: Glassen Feher Architects Inc. Architect: Jeff Glavin
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“The flow within the space, along with two entries works beautifully with the front desk in the middle. Our salon provides privacy with an open atmosphere that is architecturally interesting, sleek, and welcoming with warm colors and wood floors.”
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Judges’ comments: “Love the use of warm colors.”—Brunstrum “Akada was not afraid to step outside the box with a new approach to merchandising display.”—Faries
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