Salon of the Year

Salon of Distinction: Blo Salon

July 10, 2011 | 5:29 PM
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Shelby Township, Michigan

Owners: James Wheatley and Ryan Milo

Salon style: Contemporary, sleek and upscale

Square footage: 2,900

Styling stations: 19

Treatment rooms: 1

Equipment: Takara Belmont, Minardi Color Perfect Lighting

Furniture: Takara Belmont, IKEA

Total design investment: $267,000

Top retail lines: Moroccanoil, Sojourn, Label M

Design: Carolyn Collins, Takara Belmont

Architect: Joe Novitsky

Judges comments:

“The balance of gray with the accent of blue is very creative and creates its own wow factor.”


“The treatment on the floor is soothing and I love the blue walls and seats.”


“The open floor plan creates a great flow. Very creative lighting.”

—Sansevero and Cronk

Our sound system has independent volume controls personalizing each client’s level of preferred sound. The floor, by far, has the most impact—a new type of stained concrete mixed in with crushed stone gives a three dimensional effect which makes clients feel like they’re walking on water.

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