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 4: Head to Toe Revamp



Renovating Head to Toes Salon was like going back in time. With her family pitching in, owner Anne Clarizio diligently removed the paneling and paper off the walls, where she uncovered a page from a hairstyling magazine from 1973. She also removed the asbestos tile (being careful not to let flakes get into the air) and Berber carpet. When replacing the HVAC unit, the technician commented that he had never seen some of the things he pulled out of the unit when he replaced it.



Clarizio says, “I refurbished the shampoo cabinets. The bones were good — they don’t make them like that anymore — and kept the cast iron sinks. I had the painter match the wall color to the sinks. We turned the dryer area into the nail area. The only part of the salon we didn’t renovate was the mixing room in the back,” though she then adds that even the mixing room was given a new layer of paint and new shelves.

More Info: Head to Toes Salon, Conway, Ariz.

Renovation square footage: 935
Time frame: 5 weeks
Hired help? Yes, a plumber, painter, electrician, and HVAC technician. Clarizio did a lot of the work herself including paneling removal, wallpaper application, mudding and prepping the walls, refinishing the cabinets at the shampoo stations, and tiling the backsplash.

Key purchases:
> flooring
> HVAC unit
> 2 Minerva Beauty double-sided styling stations
> Minerva Beauty pedicure chair
> 4 CCI Beauty styling chairs
> CCI Beauty manicure table
> paint
> bathroom sink
> bathroom cabinets

Next page: Makeover 5: Ageless and Timeless

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