The Color Bar
The Color Bar has much in common with other amenities in our salons…it is meant to make a statement visually and, even more important, provide our stylists with something that is incredibly useful in their everyday workflow. This color bar gives the stylist a dedicated space to mix color on a stainless steel surface and sink. As with our cabinetry, the color bar is a custom piece that we design specifically to display the stylist’s color in a fashion that would be most appealing to clients of the stylists. Because it is visually beautiful, it becomes part of the luxury decor of the overall room.
“Our Color Bar is one of the greatest assets in the room.” explains Tom. ” As we were designing the salons, we begin to focus on the work that was done behind the shampoo bowl. There was a water element there that was needed but it was not provided for in terms of the furniture woodwork that would stand up to water. So if it were used for about 6 months, you would find that the water would start to damage the wood counter top and it would start to swell and split. We had stainless steel put on the counter top. This would help you deal with the water, the chemicals and the color so that you don’t ruin the beautiful appearance of the work area and that piece of furniture while at the same time your are working with powerful chemicals and water.
Our Color Bar has cabinets that are made for the containers that hold color. It’s made for the sizes and the shapes of the packaging. And we put the color bar in a place where the customer can see them and where they actually become a part of the look of the room.”
Tom Linder is the owner of Elite Salon Studios. He spent over a year designing the salon studios with top Buckhead salon managers, interior designers specializing in luxury hair salons and an award winning architect responsible for many Ritz Carlton hotels across the country. He was the executive vice president with International Cities Corporation, the company that built the Omni International Complex, now known as the CNN Center.