From an outdated 1800 sq. ft. space in the small city of Fitchburg, Wisconsin to a second remodel of their original location, as well as building and opening a second 1600 sq. ft. salon located in the nearby suburb of Waunakee, Sarah and Trent Lange have seen their salons rise above adversity over the last decade. To top it all off, the Lange’s ECCO Salon has made Salon Today magazine’s Top 200 list seven years in a row and the Top 3 of Best of Madison for the last four years—achieving Gold status in 2016.
At their Waunakee location, a large custom desk showcases Wilsonart® Quartz countertops in “Sangda Falls” which Sarah passionately states, “makes a great first impression when you walk in the front door.” The face of the desk features high pressure laminate in “Cafelle” with a fine velvet finish. This design is repeated on the double-sided styling station cabinets. Where the pampering begins, Wilsonart® SOLICOR™ Laminate in “Designer White” was used for the shampoo cabinets to provide a sleek and modern look. In pursuit of durability and a clean design, ECCO’s Fitchburg location also incorporated Wilsonart® Laminate in “Designer White” for the shampoo stations. Wilsonart® Laminate in “Light Oak Ply” and “Phantom Ecru” specified in a gloss finish, and accompanied by AEON™ Enhanced Scratch & Scuff-Resistant Technology, introduces both performance and brightness to the reception desk, branded wall panel, and styling stations.
From an empty building to two premier salons, hundreds of clients and many collaborative partnerships later, Sarah divulges that their success has been a series of small wins. “We knew we needed to revamp the space to keep our guests happy and comfortable. We also knew that the surfaces we chose had to stand up to wear and tear over the next decade.”