Salon of the Year

SOTY 2013: Artistic Image Salon and Blow Dry Bar

Stacey Soble | May 2, 2013 | 10:45 PM
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Artistic Image Salon & Blow Dry Bar

Westport, Connecticut


Owner: Patricia Gurnari

Salon Style: chic, eclectic

Square Footage: 1,200

Styling Stations: 11

Equipment: Takara Belmont

Furniture: Takara Belmont

Total Design Investment: $138,850

Retail Line: Moroccanoil, Sebastian

Color Line: Goldwell, Wella

Design: Gurnari Construction

Architect: Michele Guenin-Andriopoulos

Photography: Patricia Gurnari




“Our wall menu is one of our favorite design elements—it’s bold with a little touch of whimsy. And, it does a fantastic job of alerting clients to all of the services the salon offers.”




“The salon menu on the wall is brilliant! The contrast between the dark floors and white furniture, along with the pops of blue, green and yellow color keeps the look chic, clean and energetic.” — Ortmann


“The light fixtures over the blow dry bar chairs gives the space an upscale look.” — McGwire


“I love the idea of the blow dry bar stretching along the entire space as a ‘green path’—it sets the rhythm and movement throughout the space.” — Soukhopalova

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