Salon of the Year

Salon of Distinction: Mixed Co. Salon

July 10, 2011 | 5:28 PM
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Chicago, Illinois

Owners: Patrick Ryan, Julianne Bryce and David Spillane

Salon style: Approachable luxury, urban chic

Square footage: 2,700

Styling stations: 14

Equipment: Minerva Bowls, Italica chairs and styling carts by K. Hagberg

Furniture: Antique Salvation

Total design investment: $200,000

Top retail lines: Kerastase, Bumble and bumble

Design: Dave Spillane (owner) with Tracie Cote

Architect: Tracie Cote

Judges comments:

“Very clever cutting stations are able to move. Great idea!”


“I love that the owners brought the space back to its original bones. The brick, metal columns and wood ceiling beams bring fantastic character.”


“New York loft meets industrial beauty. The use of industrial elements and raw materials is very well done.”

—Sansevero and Cronk

“We designed an element of multi-purpose into the space. Almost every furniture piece and station is mounted on casters, allowing the entire 2,700 square feet to transform into a wide-open space for larger get-togethers and celebration. On the horizon—collective runway fashion shows—our space is perfect for them.”

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