âThese rooms are designed to serve our clients who have full-privacy needs. This is one of the features of the salon design we are most proud of. We have created a space that can accommodate any client, those who prefer exclusive privacy and those who do not.â
âOur chic product shelving that displays our retail offerings is located right by the entrance of the salon. It commands attention, whether the client is on her way in or on her way out. The retail shelves, stocked with Kerastase and Davines products, are strategically viewable from the waiting area.â
âHere, in the shampoo area, we practice a Japanese shampooing technique that includes a complimentary relaxing head massage. The massage helps clients fully relax and drift away to a Zen-like world, surrounded by our soothing, calm colors and lighting design.â
âHere, at our Takara Belmont styling stations, our staff serves complimentary beverages including Starbucks coffee, hot chocolate, cappuccinos and tea. We offer a professional environment which is inviting, elegant and pleasant.â
âThis is our color lounge, where we use Goldwell, Redken and LâOrÃ©al. Here, we have color corrective lighting that allows hair color to be read as it would be in daylight. This room is comfortable and open, while being out of the public social space. Featuring a top of the line rollerball hair processor, this helps speed up the processing time. We also have a self-service blow out area.â
The Campbell Group's Tom Stauffer helps you review your insurance coverage for loopholes that can leave you and your business vulnerable in today's litigation-happy world.
As Ecoheads showerheads seek to improve water pressure at the shampoo bowl, their conversations with owners dig up a wide variety of water issues plaguing salons across the country.
As he launches The Salon Project within Saks Fifth Avenue, Joel Warren designs a salon concept the elevates hairdressers as artists and gives them more control over the client appointment, treats the client to a more serene, bespoke seamless experience; and streamlines systems allowing for more business growth.
In an effort to continue attracting a young, fashion-forward shopper and drive overall store traffic, JCPenney reinvents its salon concept with The Salon by InStyle while also rolling out Sephora inside JCPenney. Natalie Lockhart, vice president of salon at JCPenney tells us how this strategy is working out.
After hearing Van Michael speak at Serious Business and the Data-Driven Salon Summit, salon owner Jennifer Bellau Baudier mystery shops one of the Van Council locations in Atlanta and comes home with a list of management ideas.
Young leaders from the 2 to 10 Project compete to design salon cultures so strong, no employee would dare leave. Check out their innovative ideas.
At Serious Business in January, a panel of four owners of multiple salons spoke to the audience about the power of will and how it has affected their careers. As successful salon owners, Van Council, David Wagner, Debra Penzone and Eveline Charles employ hundreds of stylists and support staff. They have seen it all, and offered the audience valuable advice on hiring a staff that will build up your business’s culture.
When it comes to salon design, the appropriate lighting is one of the most critical design factors and it can impact how your clients feel about your services and your salon. With this helpful blog, Salon Designer Michele Pelafas offers six valuable pointers when it comes to selecting and positioning your lighting.
At the recommendation of another salon, Birds Barbershops' Jayson Rapaport gets into a testing program for Facebook's new Workplace program and discovers a valuable new tool for communicating with the company's 180 employees scattered across nine locations.
At the Data-Driven Salon event, Van Council, co-owner of the Van Michael Salons and Spas in Atlanta, shares how he leverages data for everything, including helping team members and salon locations achieve goals and reach new compensation levels.
Krista Harvey, owner of Studio7 Salon and Spa in Ames, Iowa, describes how converting her salon to team-based pay helped her pull the business out of debt and build a strong and productive culture.