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Sping is Here, and These Salons are Blooming with Color

by Stacey Soble | April 12, 2019
Although the interior of 1922 Men's Grooming Salon is all rustic, manly blue chairs echo the look of the packaging of the 1922 by J.M. Keune line.
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Although the interior of 1922 Men's Grooming Salon is all rustic, manly blue chairs echo the look of the packaging of the 1922 by J.M. Keune line.
A wall of haircolor boxes bring and interesting punch of color to the color bar at Atelier Isabelle Rose in Houston, Texas.
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A wall of haircolor boxes bring and interesting punch of color to the color bar at Atelier Isabelle Rose in Houston, Texas.
A mural of nail lacquers bring color to the nail room at Atelier Isabelle Rose in Houston, Texas.
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A mural of nail lacquers bring color to the nail room at Atelier Isabelle Rose in Houston, Texas.
A bemusing floral wall mural behind the processing table ushers in blush pinks and corals into Atelier in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
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A bemusing floral wall mural behind the processing table ushers in blush pinks and corals into Atelier in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Salmon, teal, black and white tiles adorn the brass-accented front desk at Boss Hair Group in Chicago, while fun pink seating invites guests to stay a while.
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Salmon, teal, black and white tiles adorn the brass-accented front desk at Boss Hair Group in Chicago, while fun pink seating invites guests to stay a while.
A pink onyx front desk pairs with green poufs and a blue separation wall at Butter Beauty Parlour in Calgary, Alberta.
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A pink onyx front desk pairs with green poufs and a blue separation wall at Butter Beauty Parlour in Calgary, Alberta.
At Emma Justine Hair Lounge + Spa in Middletown, Kentucky, color comes in the the form of LED lighting surrounding the modern fireplace in the spa room.
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At Emma Justine Hair Lounge + Spa in Middletown, Kentucky, color comes in the the form of LED lighting surrounding the modern fireplace in the spa room.
A soft sage green/gray wall provides the perfect contrast for the white reception desk at The Parlor Salon in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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A soft sage green/gray wall provides the perfect contrast for the white reception desk at The Parlor Salon in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
At Jyl Craven Hair Design in Canton, Georgia, muted orange acoustic tiles form a wall mural on the cutting floor while the greenery in the wall mural bring bright color into the shampoo room beyond.
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At Jyl Craven Hair Design in Canton, Georgia, muted orange acoustic tiles form a wall mural on the cutting floor while the greenery in the wall mural bring bright color into the shampoo room beyond.
While the overall palette for LaBelle Nail Bar in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, are lush creams and beiges, soft colors come in through the packaaging displayed on the nail salon's focus table.
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While the overall palette for LaBelle Nail Bar in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, are lush creams and beiges, soft colors come in through the packaaging displayed on the nail salon's focus table.
Clients bring the color to Salon Ludic in North Liberty, Iowa, where the bathroom chalk wall invites artistic expression.
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Clients bring the color to Salon Ludic in North Liberty, Iowa, where the bathroom chalk wall invites artistic expression.
It's a pink, blue and gold palette for the reception area at Mirror Mirror Salon in Austin, Texas.
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It's a pink, blue and gold palette for the reception area at Mirror Mirror Salon in Austin, Texas.
The blue chairs and the pink shelves at the stations in Mirror Mirror Salon in Austin, Texas, reflect the furniture color in the reception space.
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The blue chairs and the pink shelves at the stations in Mirror Mirror Salon in Austin, Texas, reflect the furniture color in the reception space.
Lavish art, a wall of blue and matching furniture create a welcoming reception area for clients at Penzone Salon + Spa in Dublin, Ohio.
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Lavish art, a wall of blue and matching furniture create a welcoming reception area for clients at Penzone Salon + Spa in Dublin, Ohio.
A dusty pink Italian sofa and bold purple velvet chairs combined with the bar creates a reception area that doubles as event space at Rob Peetoom Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York.
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A dusty pink Italian sofa and bold purple velvet chairs combined with the bar creates a reception area that doubles as event space at Rob Peetoom Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York.
Colorful floral wallpaper and deep blue walls bring a smile to the faces of guests in the shampoo room at Salon Cosabella in Broomfield, Colorado.
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Colorful floral wallpaper and deep blue walls bring a smile to the faces of guests in the shampoo room at Salon Cosabella in Broomfield, Colorado.
At Totalee on the Alley in Beverly Hills, a deep blue velvet X-shaped sofa under the salon's massive Brigitte Bardot mural provides cozy comfort for waiting guests.
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At Totalee on the Alley in Beverly Hills, a deep blue velvet X-shaped sofa under the salon's massive Brigitte Bardot mural provides cozy comfort for waiting guests.
Although the interior of 1922 Men's Grooming Salon is all rustic, manly blue chairs echo the look of the packaging of the 1922 by J.M. Keune line.
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Although the interior of 1922 Men's Grooming Salon is all rustic, manly blue chairs echo the look of the packaging of the 1922 by J.M. Keune line.
A wall of haircolor boxes bring and interesting punch of color to the color bar at Atelier Isabelle Rose in Houston, Texas.
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A wall of haircolor boxes bring and interesting punch of color to the color bar at Atelier Isabelle Rose in Houston, Texas.
A mural of nail lacquers bring color to the nail room at Atelier Isabelle Rose in Houston, Texas.
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A mural of nail lacquers bring color to the nail room at Atelier Isabelle Rose in Houston, Texas.
A bemusing floral wall mural behind the processing table ushers in blush pinks and corals into Atelier in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
4/17
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A bemusing floral wall mural behind the processing table ushers in blush pinks and corals into Atelier in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Salmon, teal, black and white tiles adorn the brass-accented front desk at Boss Hair Group in Chicago, while fun pink seating invites guests to stay a while.
5/17
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Salmon, teal, black and white tiles adorn the brass-accented front desk at Boss Hair Group in Chicago, while fun pink seating invites guests to stay a while.
A pink onyx front desk pairs with green poufs and a blue separation wall at Butter Beauty Parlour in Calgary, Alberta.
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A pink onyx front desk pairs with green poufs and a blue separation wall at Butter Beauty Parlour in Calgary, Alberta.
At Emma Justine Hair Lounge + Spa in Middletown, Kentucky, color comes in the the form of LED lighting surrounding the modern fireplace in the spa room.
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At Emma Justine Hair Lounge + Spa in Middletown, Kentucky, color comes in the the form of LED lighting surrounding the modern fireplace in the spa room.
A soft sage green/gray wall provides the perfect contrast for the white reception desk at The Parlor Salon in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
8/17
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A soft sage green/gray wall provides the perfect contrast for the white reception desk at The Parlor Salon in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
At Jyl Craven Hair Design in Canton, Georgia, muted orange acoustic tiles form a wall mural on the cutting floor while the greenery in the wall mural bring bright color into the shampoo room beyond.
9/17
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At Jyl Craven Hair Design in Canton, Georgia, muted orange acoustic tiles form a wall mural on the cutting floor while the greenery in the wall mural bring bright color into the shampoo room beyond.
While the overall palette for LaBelle Nail Bar in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, are lush creams and beiges, soft colors come in through the packaaging displayed on the nail salon's focus table.
10/17
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While the overall palette for LaBelle Nail Bar in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, are lush creams and beiges, soft colors come in through the packaaging displayed on the nail salon's focus table.
Clients bring the color to Salon Ludic in North Liberty, Iowa, where the bathroom chalk wall invites artistic expression.
11/17
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Clients bring the color to Salon Ludic in North Liberty, Iowa, where the bathroom chalk wall invites artistic expression.
It's a pink, blue and gold palette for the reception area at Mirror Mirror Salon in Austin, Texas.
12/17
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It's a pink, blue and gold palette for the reception area at Mirror Mirror Salon in Austin, Texas.
The blue chairs and the pink shelves at the stations in Mirror Mirror Salon in Austin, Texas, reflect the furniture color in the reception space.
13/17
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The blue chairs and the pink shelves at the stations in Mirror Mirror Salon in Austin, Texas, reflect the furniture color in the reception space.
Lavish art, a wall of blue and matching furniture create a welcoming reception area for clients at Penzone Salon + Spa in Dublin, Ohio.
14/17
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Lavish art, a wall of blue and matching furniture create a welcoming reception area for clients at Penzone Salon + Spa in Dublin, Ohio.
A dusty pink Italian sofa and bold purple velvet chairs combined with the bar creates a reception area that doubles as event space at Rob Peetoom Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York.
15/17
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A dusty pink Italian sofa and bold purple velvet chairs combined with the bar creates a reception area that doubles as event space at Rob Peetoom Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York.
Colorful floral wallpaper and deep blue walls bring a smile to the faces of guests in the shampoo room at Salon Cosabella in Broomfield, Colorado.
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Colorful floral wallpaper and deep blue walls bring a smile to the faces of guests in the shampoo room at Salon Cosabella in Broomfield, Colorado.
At Totalee on the Alley in Beverly Hills, a deep blue velvet X-shaped sofa under the salon's massive Brigitte Bardot mural provides cozy comfort for waiting guests.
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At Totalee on the Alley in Beverly Hills, a deep blue velvet X-shaped sofa under the salon's massive Brigitte Bardot mural provides cozy comfort for waiting guests.

For the past several years, the trend in salon design has leaned toward a very clean aesthetic—typically white-on-white or white-on-grey when it comes to floors, wall coverings and furnishings. No doubt, it’s a smart choice for salons—it puts the spotlight on the client and makes the salon look and feel bright, happy and clean.

While the judges for the landmark salon design competition—SALON TODAY’s Salons of the Year—tallied their votes for their favorites this year, we noted there were very bold pops of color among the entries this year. From reception furniture to focus walls, blues, pinks, purples and even florals splashed  a note of interest to the otherwise clean designs.

Check out the photo gallery to see the popular hues showcased in our 21 Salons of the Year honorees for 2019.

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2019 Salons of the Year: Totalee on the Alley

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2019 Salons of the Year: Totalee on the Alley

by Stacey Soble

Step into the 1920s with this speakeasy-inspired salon. As clients arrive at Totalee on the Alley, a valet greets them and directs them to a semi-hidden steel door. What's on the other side, a luxurious and exclusive vibe, has earned Totalee a Salons of Distinction honor in the 2019 Salons of the Year.

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2019 Salons of the Year: Salon Ludic

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2019 Salons of the Year: Salon Ludic

by Stacey Soble

The gray-marbled, high-shine concrete flooring that are balanced with the masculine touch of black took boxes give Salon Ludic an eclectic feel. A high-top table where clients can relax and recharge their phones serves as a centerpiece in the salon, which has earned a Salons of Distinction honor in the 2019 Salons of the Year.

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