Cutting Edge Design Winners

2015 Q1-Large Sized Salon

Trendz Salon Palo Alto, CA

Owner: Raymond Cheung

Takara Belmont's Cutting Edge Design winner for a large-sized salon for the first quarter of 2015 has been chosen as Trendz Salon in Palo Alto, CA. Trendz houses 14 styling stations in a 4,900 square foot "modern upscale luxury salon" situated in downtown Palo Alto, CA.

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2015 Q1-Mid-sized Salon

Mariposa Salon San Diego, CA

Owner: Rebecca Nan Franks

Takara Belmont's Cutting Edge Design winner for a mid-sized salon for the first quarter of 2015 has been chosen as Mariposa Salon in San Diego, CA. Mariposa houses a 950 square foot salon in a newly built space, located within a suburban luxury apartment development.

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2014 Q3

Anton Acero Coral Gables, FL

Owner: Mario Anton & Oswaldo Acero

Anton Acero recently moved into a newly built, 1200 square foot facility in the Coral Gables Business District, after spending it's first five years in Downtown Coral Gables. Owners Mario Anton and Oswaldo Acero designed the space from scratch, getting inspiration from cities like London, New York, and Los Angeles, mixed with the beauty of Miami in the mid 50's to the 60's.

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2014 Q2

Dry Art Blow Dry Bar & Salon Lexington, KY

Owner: Sharla Hill

Dry Art is a 2000 square foot salon located in a former industrial area of downtown Lexington that is currently enjoying a modern revival. As one of the early businesses to locate in this redeveloped and thriving area, owner Sharla Hill believes it was the perfect location to open the city's first blow dry bar with an amazing salon design center.

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2014 Q1

SOTO - Salon on the Ohio Cincinatti, OH

Owner: Anastasia Kim Blair

SOTO is an 8,000 square foot re-design and expansion of an existing salon dating back to 1991. Located along the Ohio Riverfront and servicing all of the Greater Cincinnati area, SOTO now employs 16 styling stations with the capacity for an additional 10 stations. The contemporary look also includes a Cafe Corner, Color Bar, Blow-Out and Braid Bar, Brow Bar, Custom designed private service suite, and a complete Spa experience from nails to make up and massage therapy.

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