Designing a salon with great lighting

By Greg Scheer | 04/21/2010 2:33:05 PM


As you tackle any salon design decision, the most important consideration is how the solution will impact both your staff and your clients. Although the right lighting is one of the most critical decisions you can make during the construction of a new space, it’s also often one of the most overlooked.

Minardi Color Perfect Lighting, by Eco-Lite Products, not only addresses a problem that’s plagued colorists for decades, its environmentally friendly products use anywhere from 40-80 percent less power than traditional lighting options. In addition, the lights reduce heat values, which requires less cooling energy from air conditioning.

According to Beth Minardi, owner of Minardi Salon in NYC, “Nothing helps a colorist more than the ability to see exactly what he/she is doing. In order to create fabulous color, you must first be able to correctly evaluate the client’s current level and tone. Then—and only then—can you decide precisely how to formulate color perfectly.”

Minardi Color Perfect Lighting’s LED diodes and custom-made optics allow for accurate color evaluation and they do not radiate any heat. The eco-friendly nature of these lights, together with the reduction in heat they offer a salon, has a dramatic impact on reducing monthly energy costs. The lights have a 50,000-hour lifetime and a no-maintenance rating.

In addition, Minardi Color Perfect Lighting has developed a sleek, stylish mirror light that can be wall mounted or installed in a pendant style from the ceiling. The lighting from the mirror removes shadows under clients’ eyes—making guests look healthy and vibrant.






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