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Personal Shopper 2013

Lauren Salapatek | June 12, 2013 | 5:09 PM
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Ready to Roll: The Eurisko Rochester Product Styling Cart features a stainless steel well to accommodate the sharing of styling products and towels. The lockable wheels are available in laminate or lacquered finish. The ability to combine styling products on a cart enables stylists to share, and reduced waste and costs for the owners. (
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The Minardi LED Task Light is a state of the art fixture that can be made as a wall-mounted fixture or a pendant fixture. Cool to the touch and only 14W, it casts a warm glow toward the client to assist with shadow reduction while making them look spectacular as they look into the mirror. (
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The Belvedere HairMaster is an all-in-one infrared device and hood dryer, featuring open construction, a cooring and perm diagnosis regulation and ideal heat profile. Built to last and survive heavy use in any salon. (
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The Maletti Group Rainbow Bar sets the standard for the latest in salon services. Blow Dry Bars are creating a whole new revenue stream for salons. This bar comes with retractable mirrors, appliance holders and plenty of storage. Your clients can relax with a place to put their beverage, iPad, or Prada handbag. (
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The 3-Foot Light Bar by Freestyle Systems is a stylish way to add advanced LED lighting to your salon and show true color that mimics the sunlight. the light heads are twice as bright as the 2012 model while lasting close to 20 years. Each fixture comes with the SpectraLights pre-wired and installed on the light bar, and are all energy efficient. (
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The Luxis styling chair and shampoo bowl set by Takara Belmont offer the best of both worlds--comfort and functionality, wrapping clients in four panels of luxury and featuring a semi open back and sides for easy cleaning. Aesthetically sound, the distinctive soft-edged shape of the Luxis is key to timeless style. (
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The Ultrawash Kromo by Gamma and Bross is a shampooing unit featuring backwash with titlting bowl. the client is positioned in the chair in a reclined position and is treated to chromotherapy, or color therapy, a method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum of colors for relaxation purposes. theunit also features an air massage system. (
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Personal Shopper 2013Whether you’re updating your existing design or overhauling a new space, it’s smart of know about the latest trends in furniture and equipment design. SALON TODAY invited some of the country’s leading manufacturers to preview their latest innovations, and we asked their designers to share some valuable shopping guidance with salon and spa owners:

“The fundamental objective of a wall/retail unit is to enhance the products and not the furniture. Using white lacquer allows the manufacturers’ multi-color products to be promoted. Under shelf or back lighting will further direct consumer’s eyes to the merchandise. A light box above the wall unit will promote a brand or a domain such as shampoo or styling products. Storage bunkers below make restocking easier.” –Dr. Leon Alexander, President of Eurisko Design

“One of the most overlooked areas of a salon that requires great lighting is over the rest room mirror. This is where clients privately evaluate what they just had done to their hair. If the lighting is poor over the mirror, highlights and color will not look correct which can lead to an unhappy customer.” –Howard Gurock, President, Eco-Lite Products, LLC – manufacturers of Minardi Color Perfect Lighting. 

“Styling chairs are everywhere! You can spend very little money or you can spend a lot. Making sure the chair you purchase is comfortable and made with quality materials will ensure your client is comfortable and it will improve the image and happiness of your salon and staff tremendously. No one likes to see or use broken down chairs in a beautiful salon!” – Carl Johnson, Sales/Design Consultant, Belvedere USA

“If you are opening a new salon, try to make this a focal point. If you are an existing salon, review your numbers and see if you can replace a poor producing department and utilize that space. Add upscale chairs, Freestyle dryers, and don't forget the retail products designed specifically for this service.” –David A. Osgood, vice president sales and marketing interiors by R.G. Shakour

“When designing your salon keep in mind that you need three types of light. One is an ambient light source for the whole salon (3500 Kelvin fluorescent lights using T5 tubes work well). Above the styling stations should have twice as much light using a high quality light source that is close to natural sunlight. The client’s face should be lit with a low Kelvin light in the 2700–3000 range like a standard light bulb or halogen bulb. This will add nice tones to your client’s face. It’s like painting a picture.” –Blair Hopper, CEO Freestyle Systems

“Fall in love with the right shampoo unit that offers functional quality, reinvigorating comfort and design appeal. Units that offer matching styling chairs are a perfect way to make a seamless transition from the styling area to a wash area. Extra deep bowls will provide ample space to perform services from deep conditioning and color to shampoo and massage, while high-tech gel neck rests offers a relaxing hiatus to the outside world.” –Sheila B. Crowder, Takara Belmont Regional Manager

"Massage is the perfect add-on to any backwash, as is kromo therapy, to relax the mind. This can make a treatment well worth the time involved."--Alec Henry, National Sales Manager, Gamma & Bross

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