Beware: After viewing these before and after photos, whatever excuse you had for not completing that renovation project may go out the window (which coincidentally now needs to be replaced, so get on that)! You and your clients may find joy in a beautifully redone space.
Makeover 8: Different Location, Similar Feel
When Janelle Lamont had an accident a month before her lease was up, she suddenly found herself salon-less, losing the 500-sq.-ft. space where she’d worked for just shy of two years. “So without being financially prepared, I needed to take a risk and expand sooner than planned. We were hoping to not make this move for at least another year, but I had worked so hard and would not lose everything. So we moved to the other side of town and are in the first year of our new location,” Lamont says. She’d done a great job of branding Tickled Pink Beauty Bar (evening winning a business excellence award for the most improved business of the year), so she wanted to keep the intimate girly feel of Tickled Pink — a challenge considering that, at 1,600-sq.-ft., the new space was more than three times the size of her previous one. To keep the intimate feel, the pedicure room has two separate entrances, so, even if two pedicures are being given at once, the clients won’t cross paths (unless they want to). Windows are inside the space to create separation without isolation. The pink, of course, stayed. “My first location had a crazy bright pink and a pastel hue with a soft feeling accented by brushed steel. I wanted big change because we were now offering so much more and decided that I would accent everything with zebra print,” Lamont says. The salon moved two huge mirrors, two pink chandeliers, a pink chaise, the client chairs for the nail desks, the fridge, sink unit, washer/dryer, mirrored sliding doors, wax bed, an accent chair, a flatscreen TV, and storage shelves to the new space.
More Info: Tickled Pink Beauty Bar, Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Renovation square footage: 1,600 (size of new space)
Time frame: 2 months
Hired help? Yes, the new space’s landlords own a contracting company called Sprucelee and contracted plumbers, electrician, painters, dry-wallers, flooring installers, and more. An interior designer helped with paint colors and placement.
> custom glass shelves for retail
> custom zebra high heel chairs
> custom front desk
> 2 custom nail tables with Eat My Dust nail vents
> 2 vanities
> various chandeliers
> 2 pipe-free European Touch Pedicure Thrones
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