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
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.
With a few hundred employees across three states, Robert Cromeans has gotten so good at reading individual staff member's performance data, he says he can predict how well they are doing in their personal lives, as well as at work.
Laura Ortmann and the management team at Ginger Bay Salons and Spas learn they can accomplish big goals more easily after they developed The Commitment List and started assigning goals and accountability to specific team members.
Examining frequency rates of spa guests leads Gene Juarez CEO Scott Missad and his management team to design a membership program that significantly boosts the operation's spa service sales.
Salon Muse and Blow Dry Lounge in Louisville, Kentucky was getting close to closing its doors when owner Angela Nunn sought help from Summit Salon Business Center. Together they steadied the salon's cash flow, calmed its turnover, boosted sales by 90 percent, paid off the loan and gained a loyal staff. See how.
Sometimes life gets so hectic we forget how important it is to take a break. A recent stay at a boutique hotel reminds Editor Stacey Soble to slow down and enjoy the journey--and she finds the escapist quality in many of this year's SALONS OF THE YEAR.
Although recent rains have alleviated immediate concern over drought, environmentalists warn that water shortages are a new reality. How does that impact a water-reliant industry like beauty? Learn what you can do to help.