Glass blocks? Get out the sledgehammer. Gray-and-mauve interior? Spray paint the walls if you have to. If your salon has gone from chic to shabby, it’s time for a makeover. What should you expect when you spiff up your space? Short of being shanghaied by the Beauty Ambush team, updating your salon décor requires some serious planning and more than a little creativity. To get the biggest bang for your buck, see what other salons have done to smarten up.
—Jeryl E. Spear