Salon interiors

'Chic Minimalism' – Lisa Shepherd

by sophieh / January 28, 2008

Having made up her mind that it was time for a change, Lisa Shepherd overhauled her Kidderminster-based salon in just a week.”I wanted to bring everything bang up to date,” she says. “After being open for five years I thought it was important to move forward and to re-excite clients and staff.” Lisa looked to add a contemporary feel in the style of New York-based hotel designer Ian Schrager and was determined that she would create a design that engages customers and inspires the salon’s 28 staff. “It’s important clients get excited by the salon and also that staff love working in it.”Among the many focal points making the salon stand out, is Lisa’s own favourite feature: “The dining table top was the best buy of the re-design. I had it made to feature our press coverage – it gives the clients something to read while having a coffee.” With the work at the Kidderminster salon complete, she may now take her creative energy further afield. She adds: “It is a look that will follow through to our other salons as they open.”

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Fact File

Name: Lisa Shepherd

Address: Town Mills, Mill Street, Kidderminster

Owner: Lisa Shepherd

Size: 2,000sq ft

Clientele: All ages from all over the UK

Staff: 28

Styling stations:16

Budget: £70,000

Financing: Self and bank

Features: Client lounge; self-service make-up counter; nail bar; refreshment area; reception ‘pods’; neon entrance cube; and circular colour bar

How To Achieve The Look

Design: Charlie Hearn from Signature Salon Design and Shop Fit – 07771 697070

Furniture: MG Bross at Aston & Fincher – 0870 240 2176

Top Tips

  • Get a good project manager on-board and prepare early
  • Don’t make last-minute changes
  • Expect and accept that some things do go wrong
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