"Putting in a laminate hardwood floor that would not stain from hair color and did not need stripping and waxing."
Bob Steele Salon
"A plasma TV to show fashion videos and before/after slide shows of our own makeovers, plus hair shows that we work. Clients love watching people transform and seeing backstage work at shows."Suzie Bond
Mooresville, North Carolina
"An air-purifying system to remove all salon odors, bacteria and mold. It's not visual, but it makes the air so fresh that clients feel as though they're having their services outside. It was a great investment."
Daryl Christopher Wellness Salon and Day Spa
"Custom-built cabinets and front desk. It was the only way to make our space as efficient as it needed to be."
"Recovering the old dryer chairs that came with the shop when we bought it. They just don't make things like they used to-they're sturdy and comfortable."
Classic Touch Hair Designers
"A beautiful, modern Swarovski crystal chandelier. I think that an occasional splurge on a fixture can mean a big return. It makes me happy when I am at work and it makes my clients feel as though they are in a salon that has an eye for detail and beautiful design."
Halo Salon & Colorlab
Fort Worth, Texas
"A very large, wall-sized mirror that seems to double the space."
New Image Salon
Kearney, New Jersey
"The definition of my salon name on the wall."
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
"Compact fluorescent lights! Our air conditioning runs far less often due to the lower temperature of the bulbs and they are more than three times as energy efficient."
Jeffrey LaMorte Salon and Day Spas
"We used to have a huge office. We realized it was dead space and not producing revenue, so we knocked out that office, made a much smaller one and added six hair stations. In addition, we built a color bar and added 100 additional square feet of retail space. Now, almost every inch of our salon is producing revenue!"
"Chalkboard paint. You must promote special pricing and events wherever you can."
Jeffrey Robert Salon & Spa
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