Salon of the Year

Salons of the Year 2017: Ouidad Salon_FL by Chadwick and Igor

Stacey Soble | April 26, 2017 | 5:22 PM
A huge modern light fixture gracefully illuminates the front desk. The gold of the fixture was inspired by the gold packaging of the salon's products.
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The front desk has recessed wheels and can be moved to accommodate events or education. The built-in retail units are backlit with LED allowing for color changing lights for any mood or season.
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The salon chairs recline, allowing stylists to properly diffuse curls.
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The cutting department has the capacity for eight certified and skilled Curl Experts.
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The Learning Lounge is an area dedicated to empowering those with curly hair with education, while their treatments process.
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The lounge includes a projector which displays exciting tips, trends and expert advice.
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The shampoo bowls are adorned with Vitamin C purification nozzles which remove impuritites and infuse anti-oxidants and Vitamin C into the hair.
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Projectors in the shampoo area display an array of images or videos depending on the mood the owners want to set.
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Ouidad Salon_FL by Chadwick and Igor
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Owners: Chadwick Pendley and Igor Araujo
Salon style: contemporary, chic, luxurious
Square footage: 3,000
Stations: 13
Equipment: Belvedere
Furniture: Custom
Total design investment: $196,000
Retail lines: Ouidad
Color lines: Goldwell
Design by: Equilibrium Interior Design
Architects: Voytek Faber
Photography: David Silverman

At Ouidad Salon_FL, the mood is set for individuals with naturally curly hair. Pendant lights and South American plants that accentuate the design both replicate the pattern of naturally curly hair, while the salon’s Learning Lounge offers an educational space where clients can learn how to care for their curls and other professions can get certified in Ouidad cutting and styling techniques.

Owner’s comment: “Our shampoo bowls are all adorned with Vitamin C purification nozzles which remove impurities and infuse anti-oxidants in to the water, while infusing the hair with Vitamin C. Two projectors in the shampoo/conditioning bar display an array of images or videos depending on the mood we want to set.”

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