FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, MICHELE PELAFAS IS A RESPECTED AND DISTINGUISHED DESIGNER & ENTREPRENEUR WELL-KNOWN FOR HER INSPIRING SPA AND SALON FURNITURE COLLECTIONS & INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS FOUND IN HUNDREDS OF SALONS AND SPAS
across the US and abroad. Over her expansive career, Michele has collaborated with many of the industry's leading names and brands and has an extensive portfolio in salon interiors & salon design. She now has one of the fastest growing reputable brands in the industry pioneered by its namesake.
Her brand encompasses an accomplished team of salon interiors designers specializing in the salon design, salon furniture and development of spas, salons, hotel spas, medical spas, nail spas, retail boutiques, women's wellness, fitness centers and residences with disciplines in space and floor plan design, computer renderings, lighting, 3D illustrations, color, construction details, theme, feasibility, retail, fixture planning and custom salon furniture creations.
Her brand also includes salon and spa-inspired décor, furniture, lighting, textiles, bath products, wall coverings and serveware as well as her signature collections of lounge seating, guest chairs, pedicure chairs, pedicure benches, spa table linens, retail displays and pillows that bare her signature “Blue Label”, synonymous with style, luxury, quality, sophistication and “Made in the USA”.
Michele’s combined design studio, salon furniture showroom and manufacturing facility is centrally located near Chicago, Illinois and is where Michele touches every part of her business from sketching and branding to salon furniture product launches, salon interiors and salon design and over-seeing the smallest of details in sewing, upholstery and wood frame construction, working closely with her fine craftspeople and design team. Within this culture, she can easily influence the fundamental building blocks of real and raw design for endless possibilities.
These possibilities include bringing spa style to the home so that consumers can experience that feeling of a relaxing destination escape in their everyday with salon design ideas and products found in hospitality and spa. Her e-commerce site SpaDecor.com is filled with hand-selected spa-inspired products that were carefully chosen by her and her design team so that consumers can feel confident with every designer-backed selection that they purchase. They can also find inspiration, interior salon design advice, trends and tips for creating an at-home spa or spa environment.
As a leader in the spa and beauty industry, Michele has influenced the salon interiors landscape throughout her career with her salon designs and salon furniture, and she continues to shape the salon interiors industry with her successful brand and products. Michele is a licensed interior designer with an extensive sales, marketing and corporate background. She graduated with honors from the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in interior design. Michele has been featured in industry trade publications including Salon Today, Day Spa, Nails Inc, American Salon and American Spa magazines and has been an educational speaker at industry trade shows including The Esthetic Convention, Midwest Beauty Show, Premier Beauty Show and ISSE, Long Beach, California.