One sure-fire way to jump-start your energy is by re-working you work space, but when you’re looking to redecorate your salon, you know you don’t want yours to look like every Tom, Dee, or Harriet’s salon. To help get your creative juices flowing, we’ve gathered photos of eight salon that sport unique, yet doable styles. Peruse the pictures on the next few pages for inspiration or ideas you can incorporate into your salon re-do.


Dashing Diva franchise are the epitome of using an idea and tweaking it to make it unique. The company’s different locations boast carried set-ups, but all use the same signature pink and white colors. Here, the Hickory, N.C. Dashing Divas showcases its manicure areas and nail drying area - cleverly arranged so clients can;t miss all the retail products while snacking and waiting for their nails to dry.


Debbie Elliot Salon and Day Spa in Portland, Maine, comforts clients with its modern Victorian sophistication. Details throughout the salon convey the theme; everything - from table lamps to the pedicure spa’s sprayer - is reminiscent of Victorian times.


Spa Tiki’s atmosphere is just as its name suggest. The San Diego spa elicits thoughts of another Pacific place - Polynesia - with its pedicure hut and party room also known as the hula hut.


Not only did the Tootsie shoe stories in Northern California come up with a great concept - putting nail salons in shoe stores - but they also executed the idea with flair. The simple lawn-chair-esque seating is a gentle reminder for clients of why they need the service - to show off the great open-toed shoes they just purchased!


PURE Nail & Beauty in Edinburgh, Scotland keeps the look simple. The nail bar and manicure tables are placed to leave plenty of open space. The floral artwork is photo of tiger lilies that have been blown up and were printed onto the back of Perspex panels that were then attached to the walls that separate the pedicure areas from the manicure area.


The Asian-influenced, French-styled decor of San Francisco’s Teashi (which means “hands and feet” in Japanese) is one of the most striking elements of the salon, but owners Anne and Bill Freeman also pride themselves on the salon’s cleanliness. They had their own spa-style chairs built, and the chairs use porcelain sink with fresh running water, which eliminates the chance of water re-circulating.


The manicure and pedicure area of Yuki Sharoni Beauty & Lifestyle is far removed from the rest of the salon. Above the buzz of hairdryers, the second-floor nail area is outfitted with an extra-long couch for manicures. The pedicure area is offset by wispy curtains that coordinate with the pillows that Yuki Sharoni designed himself. Another set of thicker drapes encloses the room where the tech prepares items for the service.


Hoboken, N.J.’s As “U” Wish Nail Spa features a Moroccan-themed decor. The theme is seen throughout the spa and showcased here in the spa’s choice of pedicure chairs and the polish stand near the reception desk.

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