Updated: 06/07/2011 10:34:23 AM
It's a year when winning salons are beautiful in their simplicity. But look closer - behind that clean decor are the industry's newest businesses finely honed for efficiency, productivity and customer experience.
Updated: 05/26/2011 2:00:00 PM
OWNER BRYAN NUNES frequently tells his staff that space is Blo’s most valuable team member, and this was his guiding design principle when it came to doubling the Raleigh, North Carolina, salon’s square footage in its latest expansion. “I am a hairdresser deep down, and I firmly believe in creating a space that is conducive to a creative, stimulating, clean and ergonomically responsible work environment, which ultimately will lead to happy designers and lower turnover.”
By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 05/10/2011 12:18:02 PM
MOST 25-YEAR-OLDS don’t have facelifts, but when you’re talking about an established salon business, a little nip and tuck may be in order. As the Joseph Cozza Salon celebrated its silver year in the heart of San Francisco’s style district, owners Joseph Cozza and Joe Bisazza transformed its 9,300 square feet into a sleek and contemporary space.
Updated: 04/08/2011 4:41:47 PM
TWO RIVERS SPA IN EAGLE, Idaho, opened in 2000 in a 2,000-square-foot space. Two years later, owner Stephanie Baker realized she had quickly outgrown the space and moved to 5,000 square feet and added a salon—becoming Two Rivers Salon and Spa. Fast-forward eight successful years, and add a $750,000 remodel and add another 2,500 square feet, and you have the expansive salon that boasts 15 styling chairs, 10 spa treatment rooms and 16 nail stations, overlooking the surrounding Boise River. Here, Baker points out the important elements of the design.
Updated: 01/24/2011 3:24:24 PM
If you were to pick a theme word for 2011’s SALON TODAY 200, it would be VALIDATION. This year’s competition measured all areas of salon business in calendar years 2008 and 2009—two of the toughest years for all businesses. For a salon to not only survive, but thrive during these years, strong leadership, solid systems, motivated employees and loyal customers were mandatory.
By Alison Alhamed | Updated: 10/18/2010 4:47:24 PM
BUILT IN THE 1920s, the old lighting store in
Indianapolis, Indiana, now houses Emmetts
The Studio, owned by Emmett Cooper and
Naieem Abdool. Throughout the two-levels,
Asian-inspired furnishings meet modern
decor—Tibetan drum tables, brass dragon
chandelier, French chairs covered in brindle
cowhide, pine wood floors, full-length ceiling
mirrors, energy-effi cient LED track lighting
and eco-friendly painted walls.
Walk down the stairs to the lower level
of the studio for a look at the open color bar
with private make-up rooms and treatment
areas. A private, Zen-inspired patio allows
for group events and private parties, or for
clients to relax outside between services.
Here, owners Emmett Cooper and Naieem
Abdool take SALON TODAY on a tour.