The Salon by Lora Brown
Owner: Lora Brown
Salon established: February 2008
Salon style: Sleek, progressive
Square footage: 2,250
Styling stations: 18
Treatment rooms: 0
Equipment: Takara Belmont, Wella
Furniture: RD Boseman, Industry Outfitters, Pioneer Millworks
Total design investment: $225,400
Top retail lines: Barex, Aeto, Wella System Professional
Design: Lora and Lloyd Brown
Architect: Tim White
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“Loved how the compartments were identified and branded.” — Wagner
“I like the educational aspect of hair color in this salon—the open color bar and lab allow the client to appreciate the science and art behind color processing.” — Soukhopalov
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“One of the areas we are most proud of is our Central Vacuum System. Each styling station has an internal vacuum system installed. The hair is swept into a box at the center of the station. The hair is then transported to a central disposal area. This system was put in to provide a consistently clean salon.”
Every year we get a glimpse of what’s trending in the salon and spa world, thanks to the various submissions to the Salons of Year competition. And 2018 didn’t fail to give us the inside scoop. We discovered some delightful details we hope will inspire your future salon renovations. Get ready to mark your favorites.
The design inspiration behind Voss Salon in Dallas, Texas, was a high-end jewelry store. The salon was a must-add to our 2018 Salons of Distinction list because of its clean and cohesive design that made the entire salon look upscale.
The "Google Earth" floor inside Studio 285 salon in Evans, Georgia, immediately made the salon a standout contender for the 2018 Salons of the Year and a must-add to our 2018 Salons of Distinction list.
Nova Salon's exteriors is consistent with Louisville's historic Crescent Hill neighborhood, and it's interior includes vaulted ceilings and a clean design. The cohesive design earned it a spot as a 2018 Salon of Distinction.
This stunningly elegant salon in New York City made our list of 2018 Salons of Distinction, thanks to its brass lighting fixtures and its custom-cut brass-raised lettering, as well as many other details.
We saw several salons remove the idea of a front desk in this year's submissions, and Lavish Salon in Friendswood, Texas, was on trend. It's moss-covered walls were also unique, and the salon earned a spot as a 2018 Salon of Distinction.
Great salon design can happen at home or across the pond, and Hannah London salon in London, England, proved it designed a spot as a 2018 Salon of Distinction with its stunning throne-like pedicure chairs and swan-neck taps.