A retro bar and neon signage in Barbie pink makes a bold statement against the pastel-colored shiplap through Blos Roses in Doral, Florida.
At Starring by Ted Gibson in Los Angeles, guests can set their own preference for colored lighting within their semi-private styling cloud.
A welcome wall with a reassuring message reminds guests that Penzone Salons + Spas in Colombus, Ohio, transcends beauty.
At the men's retreat Jaxson Maximus in Miami, a floor to ceiling mural delivers a manly dose of color.
Bright product bottles, a piece of art and a living wall color the shampoo area of Define Hair in Ellicott City, Maryland.
A pastel palette, including champagne pink chairs, invites clients to relax around an elegant fireplace at Karen Joseph Salon in Red Bank, New Jersey.
In the mostly white Lindsay Griffin + Co in Somerville, Massachusetts, the hot pink flamingo wallpaper in the bathroom serves as a lively surprise.
Armchairs in a soothing shade of blue encourage clients to begin their journey of relaxation at The Beauty Artisan & Co. in Murrieta, California.
Lifestyle photos of the team's work offer playful color at Andreas Hogue Salon in Vernon Hills, Illinois.
At PF International Salon, Spa Suites and Barer in Sherman Oaks, California, blue granite floors and Morphie butterfly wallpaper tell a color story in blues.
Against an almost white background, the red seating at Jon Alan Salon in Nashville, immediately draws the eye.
Chartruese styling chair brings brightness to Style Loft Hair Studio in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Forest green furnishings with hot pink pillows offer a fun pop of color at Mango Salon in Richmond, Virginia.
If 2020 taught us anything design-wise, it’s that our spaces are in desperate need of a refresh. Since many of us spent more time at home, we’ve grown to look at our environments with a critical eye. And just like you might want to give your living room a new coat of paint and spruce up a dull work desk, this is a great time to extend design and DIY expertise to your salon.
Color has the power to completely transform the mood and culture of your salon. Now that we know the importance of our own four walls, it can be an uplifting force in the new year. The perfect use of color welcomes in clients who need a little hope and warmth, and it shows your business’s resiliency and optimism.
If you have limited capacity, or are shutdown like many salons in California, now may be a good time to paint to help things look clean and fresh. You could develop prints of your team’s best work and hang them on the wall in bold frames. Or swap out your old styling chairs for the colorful ones you’ve always adored! Whatever your decorating dreams, flip through the slideshow for ideas from last year's SALONS OF THE YEAR for examples of how to bring uplifting hues into – and onto – your salon.
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