Salon Design

8 Salon Makeovers That May Just Inspire You to Pick Up a Hammer

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 2: Uneven Floor, No More



When clients entered Shine, a boutique nail, brows, and lashes-focused salon, a year ago, owner Ericka Bates probably said a silent prayer that clients didn’t look down at the warped flooring. The laminate showed wear from water spills and other damage from the busy salon and, even worse, it was uneven — with new layers of flooring having been stacked on top of previous layers. For this renovation, Bates, with the help of friends, removed all of the layers of flooring until reaching the base concrete. The dip in the concrete was then filled and a brand new vinyl floor installed on top.

Clients now are greeted not only with a perfect new floor but with a whole new brightened look. As part of this makeover, Bates also re-stained the wood of the pedicure benches, moved the lash station to the back to open up more room in the entrance, removed a cabinet, and repainted the salon in brighter, shinier colors.

More Info: Shine, Chicago

Renovation square footage: 650 (entire salon)
Time frame: 1 week
Hired help? No professionals were hired, but Bates solicited the help of friends with renovation experience and paid them for their assistance.

Key purchases:
> flooring
> paint
> wood stain
> benches for waiting area
> chairs for eyelash station
> chandelier
> art pieces
> throw pillows

Next page: Makeover 3: Dreary to Upbeat Retro

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