Salon of the Year

Salon of Distinction: Santo Salon & Spa

July 10, 2011 | 5:27 PM
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Pepper Pike, Ohio

Owner: Frank Santo

Salon style: Sleek, chic, sophisticated

Square footage: 5,400

Styling stations: 25

Treatment rooms: 4

Equipment: Gamma & Bross, Freestyle Systems, Minardi Color Perfect Lighting

Furniture: Collins

Total design investment: $1,270,000

Top retail lines: Goldwell, DevaCurl, Aquage

Design: Jorge Castillo & Associates

Architect: Frank Santo and Jorge Castillo

Judges comments:

“The spa hallway with the use of bamboo and rock is amazing!”


“Fantastic color bar—the best I’ve seen so far!”


“I love the use of color in this salon. The retail area is very inviting and quite dramatic.”

—Sansevero and Cronk

“The reception/retail area was designed to create a true shopping experience. With lighted retail displays, eye-popping imagery and large LED light boxes, you know you are in a place of fashion, beauty and relaxation. The design and layout have paid off, showing an increase in retail sales of 37 percent.”

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