By Alison Shipley Alhamed | Updated: 10/20/2009 1:39:00 PM
Throughout a salon/spa visit, clients are stuck looking up at the ceiling several times throughout the visit—during a facial, waxing, massage or shampoo. Yet, so often the ceiling is an overlooked area for interior design.
By Alison Shipley Alhamed | Updated: 10/20/2009 10:54:00 AM
If you ask salon owner Juan Florentino to describe his 3,900-square foot salon in Beverly Hills, he would say “modern, Hollywood, glam.” And that description couldn’t be more accurate. The Juan Florentino salon, in the heart of star-studded Beverly Hills, goes to great lengths for full client comfort: even offering clients disconnected VIP rooms for total privacy needs and a backdoor entrance for full seclusion. Sprinkled throughout the space are paintings of faces from pop culture: Elvis, Marilyn, Bob Dylan and Elizabeth Taylor.
By Alison Shipley Alhamed | Updated: 09/09/2009 3:48:00 PM
Located in picturesque Honolulu, J Salon (jsalon.com) was designed by owner Joe Randazzo and manager Gary Casupang. The salon has 150 feet of window space, and is located at the corner of a busy street a block from the most-frequented movie theater on the island.
By Alison Shipley Alhamed | Updated: 07/21/2009 2:17:00 PM
Just one look at the building that houses BangZ Salon and Wellness Spa in Montclair, New Jersey, and you wouldn’t be surprised to learn it served as a Masonic Temple for more than a century. With its original arches still intact, refurbished stained-glass windows and eight of the original church pews (now covered in faux-ostrich leather), owners Richard Cronk and Dominick Sansevero had the goal of maintaining the original architecture as much as possible.
By Web Editor | Updated: 06/08/2009 4:17:00 PM
At Zona Salons in Norwell, Massachusetts, Frank Zona employs a standard internal inspection process to routinely check the salon’s cleanliness. While recently working on an interior redesign with an architect, he decided to use a similar process to critique his external appearance.