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Sketch to Creation: One Salon’s Design Journey

When Karen Zerbo decided to open a salon she knew she needed an interior designer who understood salons. Her research led her to Michele Pelafas, a Chicago-based design firm who specializes in salons and custom beauty furniture. From concept to completion, here is Zerbo’s journey to opening the doors of her brand new salon.

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Salon Tours: The Simple Elegance of Stella and Shay Beauty Bar

With a soft color palette and rich furnishings, Designer Michele Pelafas helps Stella and Shay Beauty Bar bring a touch of luxury to Westlake, Ohio.

Michele Pelafas Donates Membership Proceeds to Beauty Changes Lives

Learn how you can give an educational boost to future beauty professionals as you make your own salon space gorgeous.

Industry Designers Share Shopping Tips for Salon Equipment and Furniture

From chairs to styling stations, bringing in furniture and equipment to a new salon design can be thrilling but also a bit daunting. Here, a few designers from some of the industry's top manufacturers share some shopping tips.

The Integrated Nail Polish Display from Michele Pelafas, Inc.

This modern take on a traditional jewelry box allows for custom back-lit graphics and room for seasonal displays.

2019 Salons of the Year: Nouveau Depart Nail Studio

Clients can forget the hustle and bustle of the city as soon as they step through the doors of Nouveau Depart Nail Studio. With reclaimed wood and copper accents throughout, the studio has a natural and relaxed tone that earned it a Salons of Distinction honor in the 2019 Salons of the Year.

SALON TOUR: Angelo David Salon

Angelo David Salon is sophisticated, modern, timeless, upbeat and fashion-forward with an “overall look and feel” found in hospitality.

The Round Banquette Seating from Michele Pelafas

The Round Banquette Seating from Michele Pelafas makes a statement while helping your clients connect with a sense of comfort and relaxation.

Six Things You Need to Know About Salon Lighting

When it comes to salon design, the appropriate lighting is one of the most critical design factors and it can impact how your clients feel about your services and your salon. With this helpful blog, Salon Designer Michele Pelafas offers six valuable pointers when it comes to selecting and positioning your lighting.

Mindset: Tips from Tech Leaders on Leveraging Technology to Attract and Engage Clients

We invited the sponsors of this technology issue to answer: How can salons and stylists leverage the latest technology to attract new clients and continuously engage existing ones?