Home Salon Design Inspiration: McoutureStudio81

I am OBSESSED with the design of this studio: McoutureStudio81.  This is the epitome of industrial chic. 

Photo & Salon Credit: May Sayumporn of McoutureStudio81


This particular salon is located in Chiangmai, in the northern part of Thailand.  I have never traveled to Thailand, but it is definitely on my list of places to go.  And honestly, looking through this salon’s instagram it makes me want to go even more!  Maybe just to get my hair done.  

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Home Salon Design Inspiration: Textured Walls

Another edition of Home Salon Design!  When searching for home salon design inspiration, this salon really stands out. It’s such a beautiful space.  I wish I could give credit to the creator, but they preferred to stay anonymous. 

photo credit: anonymous

Designing a small salon can have some challenges because of the restricted square footage, but also a couple advantages.  One big advantage is you can pick really interesting accents that are easier on the budget since the square footage required is so much less.  For example, take a look at that textured wall!  

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Home Salon Design Inspiration: Studio C

Nothing brings me more joy than scrolling through my feed of beautiful hair and seeing a beautiful salon space!  That is such an amazing accomplishment. When you are in the design phase, it becomes hard to find smaller scale studio, suite, or home-based salon design inspiration.  But I found a good one! I came across this image of a studio salon, and I loved it.  The salon is called Studio C.

Photo Credit: Carissa N Chris Thompson


 It looks so welcoming and updated.   Here are a couple things that are really working well for this salon design:  

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Do Hairstylists Have Hairstylists?

I love getting my hair done! When I travel I make an effort to book a hair appointment wherever I am going.  I’ve had my hair done in Belize, France, Dominican Republic, Ireland, England, and most of the United States.  


But you know what? I have learned that most hairstylists never schedule appointments for their own hair.  Instead the experience is usually something like this: 

  • Get it done when you have a free minute at work, and when (by the grace of God) one of your co-workers has a free minute too.  
  • Coordinate to come in on a day off and do your co-workers hair while your own hair is processing.  
  • Or worse still, we sometimes take matters into our own hands.  


Because of that a lot of hairstylists (especially seasoned ones) actually grow to hate having their hair done.  And that is a problem.  By not carving out time in your life to actually set up an appointment to get your hair done in a salon like a normal client you are missing our on a bit opportunity for professional development.

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The Salon COVID Screening Protocol You Need to be Using

I wasn’t ready when I got “The Call”. No one was prepared to have a hair salon COVID-19 screening question protocol.


Maybe you’re not ready either.  What is the proper protocol when a contact tracer calls to tell you that someone was CoVID-19 positive when they were recently in the salon?  Is it what your State/County tells you to do?  Is it something you can create yourself?  Do you have a plan?  Is it a good one? 

I feel as if we are in the eye of the storm right now.  We are on the brink of these calls coming in more frequently, especially as more people are getting tested. What if there was one question you could be asking clients that would help you to avoid this situation?

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Can You Color Wet or Damp Hair?

We’re sure you have heard discrepancies among beauty gurus with the day-old question: Can I dye my hair wet? Odds are, you’ve seen the majority of stylists perform hair coloring on a client’s dry hair. It’s the best method, right? 


Beauty School Remix is here to tell you: It’s not. In the contemporary age, techniques develop, progress, and improve. It’s not always useful to stick to old roots (no pun intended). So, can you dye damp hair? And if you can, should you? It’s simple, the answer is YES!


It’s essential to maintain a solid understanding of the hair’s structure, its pH, and the effects the products we use to have on hair. If you don’t, you might want to brush up on the books. Don’t fret, because you can enroll in Beauty School Remix course Hair Structure and pH Scale and learn:


  • Defining important parts of the hair structure 
  • What role do the hair cuticle & hair cortex play in hair color 
  • Hair shaft structure 
  • Why the pH Scale is important to us 
  • What is the pH of the Scalp 
  • Why I don’t shampoo before toner 
  • Why hair color should be applied to damp hair 
  • Can hair actually “get used” to a shampoo
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Your Essential Guide to Mastering The Hair Color Wheel

We all know the ins and outs of a basic color wheel. ROY-G-BIV, we hollered, as it embeds into our brains by first-grade art teachers. But as all hair colorists know, the color wheel isn’t just for art class. 


There’s nothing more critical than the color wheel in the eyes of a hair colorist, as it is the backbone for any advantageous coloring methods. Heather Ward Kepshire, the owner of Beauty School Remix, informs us a color wheel determines where colors exist on the palette and becomes an invaluable time-saver in your salon. Successful stylists understand the importance of the color wheel, from client consultations to the color formulationsand so should you. 


In this blog, along with the Beauty School Remix Course Using the Hair Color Wheel, we provide an indispensable guide for colorists engrossed in the understanding of the hair color wheel and its invaluable function in the salon. Read on for tips and tricks to mastering the theory behind the hair color wheel, proudly brought to you by Beauty School Remix. 

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