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What's the Best Decor Investment You Ever Made?

Web Editor | July 10, 2011 | 1:34 PM

What's the Best Decor Investment You Ever Made?

"Putting in a laminate hardwood floor that would not stain from hair color and did not need stripping and waxing."

Bob Steele
Bob Steele Salon
Atlanta, Georgia

"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
Perfect 5th
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."

Angela Guido
Daryl Christopher Wellness Salon and Day Spa
Boston, Massachusetts


"Custom-built cabinets and front desk. It was the only way to make our space as efficient as it needed to be."

Crescent Lomonaco
Salon Monaco
Carpinteria, California


"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."

Beverly Pastorek
Classic Touch Hair Designers
Berwyn, Illinois


"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."

Jennifer Rabideau
Halo Salon & Colorlab
Fort Worth, Texas


"A very large, wall-sized mirror that seems to double the space."

Sharon Kotchkowski
New Image Salon
Kearney, New Jersey


"The definition of my salon name on the wall."

Patti Williamson
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
Jeffrey LaMorte Salon and Day Spas
Frankfort, Illinois


"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!"

Sally Zarlinga
Lucia's...The Salon
Lyndhurst, Ohio


"Chalkboard paint. You must promote special pricing and events wherever you can."

Jeffrey Kilcoyne
Jeffrey Robert Salon & Spa
Worcester, Massachusetts


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