Whether you’re just starting out, planning for the future, or redecorating your space, narrowing your style focus will help you develop personal and cohesive salon decor.
Decor and personality go hand-in-hand. The ideal salon design should put your taste and the message you want to communicate to clients on the exterior. Honing your style gives you the ability to create that specific atmosphere clients can feel the minute they step through the doors. Whether you’re just starting out, planning for the future, or redecorating your space, narrowing your focus will help you develop something personal and cohesive.
1. How would you describe your favorite color palette?
a. Bold Primary Colors
b. Secondary Colors
c. Natural Colors
d. Neutral Colors
2. Which statement best captures your current decorating tactic?
a. I like clean lines with fun accents of color.
b. I like a space to come together organically with things I’ve found over time.
c. I like to create natural comfort like my mom’s house.
d. I like everything in a room to flow together seamlessly.
3. Aside from nail care products, a grade-A retail boutique consists of:
a. Trending accessories: circle scarves, geometric bracelets, and clutches
b. Antique jewelry and one-of-a-kind knick-knacks
c. Crafts handmade by local artists
d. Scented candles and organic lotions
4. The ultimate decorative piece for your salon is…
a. A large abstract painting by one of your favorite contemporary artists
b. A repurposed credenza you found at the flea market
c. A heap of fresh fruit in a woven basket
d. A handsome low-maintenance plant
5. What do you think is the ideal salon dress code?
a. Chic. Think dark-washed skinny jeans and stilettos.
b. Something cute that shows a little personality.
c. Keep it casual!
d. Nothing busy. Uniforms or cohesive color schemes are best.
6. You’re on break. What are you eating for lunch?
a. Heading to the new bistro that just opened a few blocks down
b. Leftovers from last night’s dinner
c. A hearty sandwich
d. A bowl of hot soup and salad
7. What does coziness mean to you?
a. High ceilings, ample space, and a cool couch to sit on
b. Pillows and a big, comfy armchair
c. Outside sipping tea in a rocking chair
d. A calming environment adorned with the perfect balance of colors, sounds, and plants
8. If your salon needed new furniture, you’d look for…
a. A piece with great style
b. An old chair to restore like you saw on Pinterest
c. Something sturdy and wooden
d. Ergonomics first
9. If you could have an endless supply of fresh flowers in your salon, they’d be...
a. Calla lilies and poppies
b. Hydrangeas and peonies
c. Succulents and wildflowers
d. Orchids and lotuses
10. If you could move your salon to any location in the world without it affecting business, you’d choose…
a. A big city. Got to be steps away from the latest and greatest in food and culture.
b. An up-and-coming neighborhood — that emergent energy brings cool independent shops and even better company.
c. The pastoral countryside. Being steps away from a hike would be great.
d. A remote getaway with open scenery. I’d love to step outside and simply enjoy uninterrupted nature.
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