There’s clear clues in real estate when you’ve got the money to spend on luxury.
Does your house have a pool and tennis courts? How about a complete personal theater or a few lanes of bowling?
The latest mark of premium housing may be bring the spa to you.
According to this article in the Wall Street Journal, the ultimate in home salon services is no longer just having your stylist come to you every four to six weeks for your regrowth to be touched up or perhaps to have your make up and hair done for a special occasion, it’s providing all professional salon equipment within the house.
Outfitted completely with shampoo sinks, hydraulic chairs and all the other usual salon furniture and equipment, there’s no reason to leave your house to get the utmost in spa pampering.
There have been “personal salons” being planned or added to private homes. Sometimes they host spa parties for friends or even allow their husbands to use the equipment for hair cuts.
Is this the future of high end beauty services? Is it better to have a space that you can control and stock with your own preferred products or is it the better option for the client to take over responsibility to maintain the equipment and stock up on her supplies? How would this effect the position of the stylist as the professional authority?
Have we gone too far in domestic luxury or is this the way it’s going to be?
An interesting article in the January 11, 2015 of the Journal News Sunday section deals with salon inspections in the state of New York.
Featuring comments from two salons, NY Jungle Salon in Tappan and Belle Visage in Mount Kisco, the article outlines increased awareness of the sanitation practices in nail salons within the state. In the past, on site inspections of the salons focused mainly on the posting of operator licenses with emphasis on the photo required to be on the displayed paperwork.
Owners couldn’t really recall being asked about sanitary practices. This became an issue in September after New York City Public Advocate Letitia James proposed that the city take over inspections of nail salons to ensure greater sanitary and workplace health compliance.
Properly disinfecting equipment and tools is important to prevent the spread of lice and infections like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA.
Dermatologists advise visiting a salon prior to making an appointment to receive services. Clients have left salons and spas that they consider dirty or cluttered. In a industry devoted to the appearance of our customers, the outward signs of maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and organization ensure that we also provide piece of mind in knowing that you won’t leave a salon with perfectly polished yet horribly infected extremities.
There is a companion side article that advises clients what they should be looking out for in the businesses that should be as concerned about their clients health as they are about what color they choose for their toenails.
Make sure you take note of what clients are being told to look for by reading this article at The Journal News.
Salon Interiors carries a full assortment of sanitizing equipment so you and your staff has the utmost confidence you are working with tools that are medical grade clean.