WorkShopFebruary 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Plexi Pop, In the Mood and India: new collections for spring from CND, Essie and OPI
1. MONSOONER OR LATER
2. CURRY UP DON'T BE LATE
This spicy golden metallic from OPI shimmers with style.
3. GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Essie's soft, sheer gray has a subtle hint of glimmer.
4. PLEXI PINK
A vibrant opalescent sheer from CND is so right this season.
5. NAIL GLOSS
This translucent medium-pink sheer from CND provides a hint of color.
6. TRANSLUCENT TANGERINE
CND's coral shimmer-sheer delivers a subtle wash of color.
7. YOGA-TA GET THIS BLUE
Make this deep, dark blue from OPI your fashion mantra for spring.
8. LOOKING FOR LOVE
An alluring pop of sheer lavender from Essie is seductively alluring.
9. I'M INDIA MOOD FOR LOVE
Heat things up with this hot pink to lust for from OPI.
10. TURQUOISE TINT
CND's aqua opalescent sheer is bright and breezy.
11. SECRET AFFAIR
Essie's iridescent neutral pink is romantic and feminine.
12. HARD TO GET
This true, flirty pink from Essie is a little bit fresh but lots of fun.
Salon design for every taste, from clean and contemporary to ecologically friendly
Whether you're interested in designing your salon in a style that's traditional and elegant, chic and modern or rustic and comfortable, salon furniture manufacturers can offer full-service assistance, helping you achieve exactly the atmosphere you're looking for. The first step is finding inspiration. "I always suggest to clients that they gather ideas from magazines, photographs, art, nature and places they have been to, so they can convey their likes and dislikes of colors, materials, shapes, forms and function, as well as the feelings they would like their space to evoke," says Theresa Ciarlone, ASID, IIDA, who is a sales and design consultant and interior designer for Belvedere, manufacturer of the Belvedere and Welonda International lines of salon furniture.
Fully reclining chairs from Takara Belmont at Carenza Color Cutting Experience provide ultimate comfort for clients.
Once salon owners have settled on the overall theme or mood they want to project, Takara Belmont's Andrea Egan, design director at the company's Boston showroom, recommends thinking carefully about which materials to use. "Materials with varied textures, like glass, grasses and wood, each lend a different feeling that could produce a look that's either slick or more rustic," she says. Choosing an appropriate color palette is equally important. For a customer who wanted a salon that reflected her Middle Eastern heritage, for example, Egan suggested a warm color palette reminiscent of that area's dry, sunny climate.