Salon of the Year

Salon of Distinction: Couture 360

July 10, 2011 | 5:29 PM
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Lake Zurich, Illinois

Owner: Rose DePaola

Salon style: Urban, sleek

Square footage: 3,600

Styling stations: 6 cut, 5 color

Treatment rooms: 1

Equipment: Olymp 4010

Furniture: Pavillion, Freestyle Systems

Total design investment: $500,000

Top retail lines: Baba & Theo, Sojourn, Keune

Design: Loren Reid, Seaman & Assoc.

Architect: Ehlke Lonigro Architects

Judges comments:

“The retail area definitely draws attention and is creative with the way it fl ows out into the rest of the space.”


“The curved retail wall is a nice element.”


“The colors, artwork and stations lend a very tribal, yet modern feel that is warm and inviting.”


I wanted to create a peaceful environment in our Lather Lounge. The dim lighting and aromatherapy scents combined with relaxing music brings clients down a few notches. Every guest getting hair services receives a 5-minute neck and shoulder massage—it prepares them to enjoy the services they are about to receive.

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