Better BusinessMarch 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Pivot Point's New Trends
Pivot Point International's new collection, DF 281–Visual Rendition, provides the complete technical education for two trends: City Slicker and Urban Baroque. It includes a 58-page, full-color course book with step-by-step technicals for cutting, color and styling for each hair design, a 55-page Style Selector to inspire clients with the latest fashion looks and a DVD with eight live-motion designs from the DF course book. 800/886-4247; www.pivot-point.com —L.A.
Brit-born Riley McLachlan knew it was time to expand his small Miami salon, Snip, when his staff was no longer able to work without bumping into one another. So after a lengthy search for the perfect space, he recently laid down new roots in spacious digs that once served as CIA headquarters. With his clients' needs in mind, McLachlan, who co-owns Snip with his wife, Dona, decided to add nail services, eyelash extensions, facials and body treatments to the menu. He describes Snip's decor as industrial-chic (hence the Craftsman toolboxes from Sears at each station) and credits designer Tui Pranich, who's also a client, with much of the planning. "The space is long and narrow but we sectioned it off with walls made of semi-translucent glass, so it never feels closed in or claustrophobic," says McLachlan, whose background includes 20 years at Vidal Sassoon in London. "We're all about the craft of haircutting and raising the level of work. We'd like to establish Snip as the place for great color work and haircuts and exemplary service. Our goal, ultimately, is to be the best in Miami." —C.W.
IT'S IN THE CARDS
The clean, soft feeling of DANTE LUCCI SALON in Rocky River, OH, accurately translates onto its uniquely oval-shaped business card. "We try to be a little different from everyone else," says salon owner Gina Lucci. The Tiffany-blue card features a font utilized by the business since its opening in 1994, while the silver outline gives the card a fresh, polished look. "Everybody really seems to like the card and that's what you want—a card that really wows people," Lucci says. Contact information is on the back. —N.G.
THE COLOR OF BEAUTY
Nothing does more to set a mood in a salon than the choice of color palette. Takara Belmont's Western Region Manager Jonathan E. Pugh and Interior Design Coordinator Sheila A. Bryan share these tips for deciding on a color scheme for your salon.
A red and white color palette at Envy Salon in Thousand Oaks, CA, makes a bold statement.
Choose colors you're drawn to. What colors do you wear? These hues can lead to a new conceptual image for your salon or spa. Flip through magazines for inspiration. Keep an open mind and consider all of the options.