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Conversations/Salon of the Month SHINE, EVOLVED S/S 2014 Evolve your style with a fine mist of super shine. Only with the new Shine ShakerTM . Only from Sebastian. Travel and Leisure Chic decor and homey service welcome patrons to Erie, Pennsylvania's Panache Salon & Spa. -FRANCESCA MOISIN F SEBASTIANPROFESSIONAL.COM ©2013 Sebastian Professional, Woodland Hills CA 91367, USA. All rights reserved. 54 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | FEBRUARY 2014 Paris, je t'aime! Clients wait in a room that looks more like a Parisian café than reception area. ew places have the power to feel simultaneously transportive yet warm like home. Panache Salon & Spa (, a 7,000-square-foot TIGIaffiliated oasis in Erie, Pennsylvania, seamlessly manages both feats by allowing clients to feel like they've been swept to another country-without the price tag or jet lag. "The feel in the salon is European, though contemporary as opposed to ornate," muses Owner Edna Siegel. Soft beige floors evoke the elegance of marble, contrasting against accent walls splashed in deep mauve or pale green paint. Italiandesigned Maletti chairs recline nearly flat and massage backs while manes get shampooed. "Once in the chairs, most customers never want to get back out!" laughs Siegel. Above, the ceiling is tin, like in a Parisian café, while on the cutting floor, tall rectangular mirrors are inspired by a design Siegel saw in France. "But those cost $3,000 apiece, and I needed 10 of them," reveals the entrepreneur. "So I bought mine at Eurisko and hired a local artist to sandblast the edges, creating a similar effect." Clients come for such dashes of glamour-but return because they're treated like family. "I'm on the floor every day, speaking to everyone I can reach," Siegel enthuses. What she may miss is caught by her team of highly skilled stylists, who undergo up to a year of in-house training to ensure excellence. When it's raining, these umbrella-toting pros walk clients to their cars. If it snows, vehicles are fetched and driven to the salon door. Should an important item suddenly need to be obtained mid-service, staff members are happy to make store runs. And one loyal elderly customer with mobility trouble gets picked up each week, allowing for transport to a world of pampering followed by a cozy return home. Details,Details Number of chairs: Eight for cutting and styling; six in the color room Number of stylists: 10 Haircare products: TIGI, Oribe, Arrojo Color lines: L'Oréal Professionnel (INOA, Majirel); Wella Professionals Perks: Shop for jewelry from around the world at Lola, the front-of-house boutique PANACHE SALON & SPA 2501 W. 12th St. Erie, PA 16505 MARK FAINSTEIN http://www.SEBASTIANPROFESSIONAL.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty LaunchPad - February 2014

Beauty LaunchPad - February 2014
Log On
Editor’s Notebook
On the Cover
Salon of the Month
Green Piece
Giving Back
Preview: Tools
Preview: Men
Preview: Hair
Preview: Skin
Preview: Nails/Makeup
Runway Report
Mood Board
Passion Project
Oiled Again!
Business Affairs
Detail for Retail
Head of the Class
Free Launch
Learning Curve
Social Network
Advertiser Index
World View

Beauty LaunchPad - February 2014