“As far as stations, it is nice to come in with a little more than 100 square feet per station.”
SALON TODAY: What lessons did you learn in building out San Francsico, or even your existing salons, that you’ll draw upon as you proceed with the Los Angeles salon?
Reyman and Thompson: “Always have an electrical engineer on site with you. At the level that we want to operate, we wanted access to a good amount of electricity and the electrical output in San Francisco was definitely an issue. We got in before we knew how big of an issue it would be during maximum productivity. So we have to deal with the process—it would have been good to have all that information up front.”
Reyman and Thompson: “We have some custom cabinet guys that make great fixtures that are durable and beautiful. Our contractors were referred to us by another salon and they are good guys. Hair salons are a special build-out, so you need patient, detailed contractors with experience.”
Editor's Note: Continue to check salontoday.com as we follow Spoke and Weal's progress as they market the San Francisco salon and prepare to open the Los Angeles location.