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SOTY 2014: J. Michael's Salon

Stacey Soble | May 23, 2014 | 8:13 PM
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J. Michael's Salon
Des Moines, IA

Owners: Michelle & Jay Ryan
Established: May 2013
Salon style: Urban, Modern, Elegant
Square footage: 1,356
Stations: 8
Treatment Rooms: 1
Equipment: Belvedere, Takara Belmont
Furniture: DSM Designs
Total design investment: $248,000
Retail: Kerastase, L'Oreal Professionnel
Color line: L'Oreal Professionnel
Design by: Peter Millard (Millard Kwon Design), DSM Designs
Architects: Peter Millard, Tess Millard
Photography: Justin Meyer

Owners’ Comments:

“Our black arches, featuring chandeliers from Restoration Hardware, create a wow factor that carries from the day into the evening. The series of arches also create a directional ‘path’ to the the front desk and through the salon.”

Judges' Comments:

“Clean, efficient use of space.”—Crisafulli

“The pedicure bench looks like a throne for a queen!”—Martin

“The very Zen character and the clean and modern lines are carried out very well throughout the space.”—Patrascu

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