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SOTY 2014: Epic: A Michael Allen Salon

Stacey Soble | May 16, 2014 | 6:13 PM
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Epic: A Michael Allen Salon

York, Pennsylvania


Owner: Dawn Smith and Michael Allen Morgan

Date of Opening: October 2013

Overall Style: metropolitan chic

Square Footage: 2,200

Total Design Investment: $165,000

Styling Stations: 8

Manicure/Pedicure Stations: 1

Furniture: Marlin Ressler Custom Cabinetry

Equipment Manufacturer: AGS Salon Equipment

Architect: Sandra Steiner-Houck

Retail Lines Carried: Oribe, ColorProof, Sebastian

Color Lines Used: Wella

Design Firm: Sandra Steiner-Houck, CKD

Photography: Joe Kelly


Owners’ Comments:


“Draping a wall that is 45’  wide and 11’ tall with an opaque sheer was a challenge, but our seamstress Tammi LeNair amazed us with her mastery, magically making the lighted mirror appear to be floating among the folds.”


Judges’ Comments:


“The custom-made drapery adds softness to the large contemporary space and the round lighted mirrors throughout the salon unify the décor.”—Hillenmeyer


“The salon kept the overall message of its brand with color and space”—Crisafulli


“The curtains with the floating mirrors cultivates a theatrical look in the room.” —Martin

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