Salon of the Year

Salons of the Year 2016: Aveda Institute Chapel Hill

Stacey Soble | May 27, 2016 | 1:14 PM
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Aveda Institute Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Owner: Patrick Thompson
Salon style: Functional, urban, modern
Square footage: 16,040
Stations: 74
Treatment rooms: 10
Equipment: Takara Belmont, Quadra-Tech
Furniture: Design-x, Novvo Etopa, Quadra-Tech
Total design investment: $1,466,480
Retail line: Aveda
Color line: Aveda
Design by: Gensler
Architect: Michael Wagner
Photography: Brian Bruemmer

Owner’s comment:
“Guests are greeted by warm bamboo flooring, bright retail fixtures and a color palette consisting of earth tones punctuated by bright color—all accentuated with strategic lighting.”

Judges’ comments:
“The outside is beautiful, and the retail is easy to shop.” —Connolly

“Getting shampooed here must feel like floating in the ocean—soothing and serene.” —Nelson

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