Salon Interiors is proud and happy to have helped another salon get back to business after serious losses during Hurricane Sandy.

Last we were in Neptune NJ, doing the final install for Tonia at Current Trends Salon.

As we are sure you know, the Jersey Shore area was devastated during the storm. Acres upon acres of destruction, homes, business, government name it. Seeing the images on TV news reports made it hard to believe that things would ever be normal again for the people this storm affected.

But recovery is continuing even now. Boardwalks are beginning to snake along the shore line once again, homes are being rebuilt, and small businesses are opening their doors and welcoming customers.

Current Trends salon will be offering men's and women's styling. Last week's installation included 2 ladies styling stations, 2 barber stations for male clients and a shampoo station. Being able to work with Tonia and assist her in rebuilding has been a true labor of love for our employees.

We wish Tonia, her employees and the customers of Current Trends Salon continued success in reclaiming their lives after Hurricane Sandy. It shows these people have heart and determination and we at Salon Interiors are pleased that they chose our company to help them on this journey.

An interesting article on USA Today's website caught the attention of our designer Milton Santos.

The article begins with a new salon in midtown Manhattan that is complete with little luxuries, such as champagne, cookies and fresh fruit nibbles for clients. Called Drybar, this salon is not the place to go if you need a color change or trim because they only perform blow drying services.

Disclosure time: the Salon Interiors computer geek is a girl. I'm not a stylist though I have one in the family. From the perspective of being a client, I know what I like in a salon and I can combine that with what I see in the trade magazines as well as from my daughter's point of view.

I love this idea.

Sure, I can and do my own blow outs but it's work and it never comes out quite as nice as when I have it done by a professional. Plus, my hair is very curly and I'm never really happy with how the back looks when I do it myself. A place to pop in and get a quick blow dry? I would be all over that idea. Getting a little pampering and attention in a quick visit would help tone down the stress of the day.

My daughter has a couple of "regulars" that come in a couple times a week just to get a blow dry. It's one of her favorite services to provide for clients because the results are instant and always just what the client wanted. Everyone feels good when they get out of the chair and she gets to share in all that positive energy.

If someone could open a gym with a pool next to a blow dry salon down the street from a Starbucks, now that would be my own personal heaven.

Read the article at and let us know what you think.