Las Vegas, Nevade
Owners: Staci Linklater and James P. Reza
Established: 2019 (second location)
Salon style: Midcentury, desert, luxe
Square footage: 2,450
Number of styling stations: 16
Equipment: Takara Belmont
Furniture by: Takara Belmont
Primary retail lines: Kerastase, Kevin Murphy
Color line: Wella Professional
Designer: Kevin Brialsford
When it came to opening their second Globe Salon location in Las Vegas, Owners Staci Linklater and James P. Reza came to the project with some experience. Their first location opened in 2000, then relocated with a new design and vibe in 2008 to the up-and-coming downtown Las Vegas Arts District.
The second location was slated for one of the city’s highest-income areas, in a lifestyle center that had been fully remodeled and stocked with high-street tenants. The owners knew they had to do it right. “I didn’t want that ‘hair factory’ feeling with a line of chairs up against the wall,” says Linklater. “The first layout had 22 stations crammed in and I quickly rejected that.”
Linklater and Reza called on their former designer, Kevin Brailsford, asking him to execute an impactful, luxury vibe that would match the location while also feeling very much like a Globe Salon. “It needed to exceed consumer expectations, not only for what our brand had been known for since 2000, but also for the location. We had to bring those two demands together,” Reza said.
With that in mind, the overall design of the salon was intended to evoke a feeling of “desert luxe” — an homage to the luxury midcentury retreats of Palm Springs and Las Vegas. While desert boho vibes and midcentury modern are having a design moment, the salon’s design needed to reach beyond the trends to connect on a deeper level with guests, many of whom are longtime or lifetime Las Vegans.
“While our downtown Arts District location (a previous Salon Today “Salon of the Year” runner up) is the epitome of upscale urban boutique design that makes use of every square inch of space, this new location is needed to feel spacious, open, and luxurious — while still bringing a taste of downtown to the uptown, a brand vibe embodied by our slogan, ‘Uptown sophistication meets downtown style!’” Linklater says.
Here, the owners take you on a virtual tour of Globe’s resulting design, image by image:
Above: "Globe Salon’s reception area is warm and welcoming, greeting guests with an oversized wood reception desk, velvet sofa and barrel chairs, and floor to ceiling breeze-block walls. There are bronze-colored glass accent pendants above the desk, and always an impressively sized bouquet of fresh flowers. The painting behind the desk (“The beginning of something beautiful”) is an original by Las Vegas artist (and salon guest) Jerry Misko, and the painting on the wall above the sofa (“showgirl”) is an original by our salon designer, Kevin Brailsford. The breeze-block walls are an ode to the classic midcentury desert architecture of Las Vegas and Palm Springs. It is a key feature of the salon and how we brought some downtown vibes to the uptown salon. Our guests all comment on the breeze-block and love it!"
Above: "Our salon equipment is from Takara-Belmont, including 8 custom built, backlit, two-sided stations with 16 floating styling chairs. Our floorplan allows for the salon to feel like it has natural “neighborhoods” where only two stylists work next to one another — a layout that at once fosters both community and privacy. The styling floor is wood, while geometric white tiling frames the pass-through color lab in the center of the salon. Above the color lab in the center of the floor is a natural wood slat ceiling, seen here."
Above: "This view is from the back of the salon floor looking toward the front. On the right is a blue two-sided wall fronted on each side by a succulent-accented table and two rattan high back chairs. On this wall are four Takara-Belmont Rollerball color processors, two per side. Also seen in this photo are the white painted brick walls that line the styling floor and shampoo lounge walls (another ode to classic midcentury architecture) as well as more of the geometric white tiling. This photo also provides a nice view of the wood slat ceiling, and the mirrored designs on the “exterior” walls of the central color lab. These designs are reminiscent of the shapes and designs of classic Las Vegas desert-themed casinos such as the Sahara and Aladdin. Also evident is how the floorplan creates the “neighborhoods” mentioned."
Abover: "This photo details one side of the color processing area, where guests relax in comfy rattan highbacks while their color processes under a state of the art Rollerball processor. Behind the center table is a USB wall outlet for guests to use."
Above: "This detail of a styling station looks toward the rear of the salon, and shows details of a spacious backlit station, the floating styling chairs, the wood-slat ceiling, and the mirrored designs on the wallow the color lab."
Above: "This view looks down the center of the salon from inside the shampoo lounge, toward the front of the salon, and reveals how open yet symmetrical the design is. All of the primary design features are here: the breeze-block walls, the wood flooring, the geometric tiling, the natural raw wood slat ceiling, the white painted brick walls, the pairs of backlit stations with floating styling chairs, the color processing lounge with rattan chairs, the mirrored walls designs on the lab."
Above: "The spacious shampoo lounge is located toward the back of the salon, and features 6 reclining shampoo lounges (only 5 shown) in a semi-private lounge divided from the salon floor by another breeze-block wall, and is lined with the white-painted brick that lines the styling floor. Nearby is a private changing room for guests."