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Salon Success I Right Surfaces Are Critical To Creating The Right Environment TOP: AT ECCO SALON'S WAUNAKEE LOCATION, A LARGE CUSTOM DESK SHOWCASES WILSONART QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS IN SANGDA FALLS. THE FACE OF THE DESK FEATURES HIGH PRESSURE LAMINATE IN CAFELLE WITH A FINE VELVET FINISH. ABOVE: THE RECEPTION AREA ALSO FEATURES A TEXTURED PANEL OF 3/4-INCH MDF FROM SOELBERG INDUSTRIES’ ONDA ONE COLLECTION IN GLACIER WHITE. FACING PAGE: WILSONART LAMINATE IN LIGHT OAK PLY AND PHANTOM ECRU SPECIFIED IN A GLOSS FINISH INTRODUCES PERFORMANCE AND BRIGHTNESS TO THE RECEPTION DESK AND BRANDED WALL PANEL IN ECCO'S FITCHBURG SALON. 18 t all started more than a decade ago in an 1,800-square-foot space in the small city of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, a quiet suburb south of Madison. Eager to start their new venture, small business owners Sarah and Trent Lange swiftly renovated their new space into a high-end hair salon called ECCO Salon. Their doors opened in March 2007 just as the housing market took a turn for the worse. Sarah, an experienced stylist, recalled the mixed emotions she felt at the onset of the recession. “It wasn’t easy staying positive when the economy was crumbling and we felt the weight of the world knowing we had families counting on us to pull through.” Despite an uncertain future, ECCO Salon continued to welcome clients into a bright and cheerful space that provided a clean and comfortable escape from the worries of the world. Fast forward 10 years, and the Langes have undergone a sec- ond remodel of their original Fitchburg location, in addition to build- ing and opening a 1,600-square-foot salon in the northern suburb of Waunakee. To top it off, ECCO Salon has made Salon Today maga- zine’s Top 200 list seven years in a row and the Top 3 o