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We are a boutique salon located in the heart of downtown Carmel, IN. 


Salon Services

Here are just a few of the services we offer:  

  • Haircut 
  • Style and Blow Dry 
  • Customized Conditioning Treatments 
  • Color 
  • Corrective Color (Per Consultation) 
  • Hi-Lites/Lo-Lites 
  • Perms 
  • Bridal Styling 
  • Up-Do or Styling for Special Occassions  
  • Facial Waxing 
  • Manicure/Pedicure (Per Consultation)


(317) 580–0541


541 N Rangeline Road
Carmel, IN 46032


By Appointment


Our History

In the early days, the team of owner, Sue Kelpis and daughter, Melissa Houser came-up with a new concept:

...the idea of a salon where women could shop for gifts and home accessories, relax and socialize while getting their hair done...

This idea would become reality in the Spring of 1996.

After the sale of Bravo, Sue’s previous beauty salon in Nora, the pair and a team of many renovated a historic home built in the early 1830’s located in the heart of old town Carmel.

This area is known today as the Carmel Arts and Design District.

Once a home to many loving families, the 1700 square foot salon was loaded with charm and had the embracing feeling that Sue was searching for in a location.

After renovations were complete, the salon opened in November of 1996 and has evolved into what it is today — a salon filled with unique artists that have their own special gifts and talents to offer.

 541 Salon

Salon Owner, Sue Kelpis

Master Stylist

Areas of Expertise: Color, Cuts & Styling

I have a range of clients from high school girls to people I’ve been doing the whole time I've been in business.

Basically my customers and I have become very good friends. Some I see every week, some I see every month, but I think it’s really important to take the time to meet new clients. I'm always really excited when a new client comes in. We pick-out a new style, a new color and do something for them that’s exciting for them and makes them feel really good about themselves. That’s the most wonderful thing about my business — it’s making them feel really good.

Sue’s First Salon Memory

My first salon memory was growing up in Texas. One of my favorite things to do as a child was to visit the hair salon. Our local salon was called Bonnie’s, and it always smelled like perm solution. I just thought it was awesome; I really loved it. I would leaf through the stylists' pictures and try to get my hair to look like that. At home, my mother would always let me play with her hair. She would shampoo it, and would let me play with it, and I loved to do it. I became more and more interested in hair.

541 Salon Today

We really have a good time, in-fact we have the best team that we've ever had. Everyone works really well together and are respectful to each other. We all have a real passion for the business.

People constantly walk-in off the street who can’t believe everything we have in the salon.

We'd love to see you today!

 Sue Kelpis, the proud owner of 541 Salon

Sue Kelpis, the proud owner of 541 Salon