Artistic Image Salon and Blow Dry Bar on Post Road West in Westport has earned recognition for their interior design. They have been named one of the “Top 20 Salons of the Year” by the editorial panel of Salon Today, a beauty industry publication.
Salon owner Patricia Gurnari was thrilled to receive this honor, “I think it’s just great…it’s huge, considering that we were selected from thousands of applicants,” she explains.
Gurnari opened the Westport location last July. Her salon had previously been located on East Avenue in Norwalk. Designed by Fairfield County-based interior designer Michele Guenin-Andriopoulos, the airy, 1,200 square foot space is divided into two distinct spaces; salon services along one side, and the blow dry bar along the other. The design features dark wood floors, sleek white cabinetry, and modern furniture, and is accented with pops of blue, green, and yellow.
According to the Salon Today website, the judges were impressed with contemporary, chic design. One editor called the salon menu that is hand painted on the wall, “brilliant”. Another commented that the contemporary light fixtures over the blow dry bar, “give the space an upscale look”.
“Working with Patty was a pleasure,” said Guenin-Andriopoulos. “She had a vision and collectively we pulled it together. We had some design challenges because it was a narrow space providing two different services, but we made it work.” Guenin-Andriopoulos describes the design as “eclectic and contemporary”.
Artistic Image is a full-service salon specializing in stylish cuts, color, straightening services, smoothing and texturizing, make-up application, and of course, blow-drying. They cater to wedding parties, prom and other special event services.
Artistic Image Salon & Blow Dry Bar, 420 Post Road West, Westport 203-846-4803