Bianca Margolis (@b.rosestudio) is a stylist and proprietor of B. Rose Studio in Chicago, a heat, inviting house she has created inside a Sola Salon Studios location. Margolis’s salon design displays her model, and each aspect feels purposeful and thoughtfully chosen.
We requested Margolis to take us by way of her process–for designing each her studio and her brand–and to advise on how she put these items collectively to create B.Rose Studio.
Bianca, your house is gorgeous. How would you describe B.Rose Studio?
One of the simplest ways to explain B.Rose Studio is laidback luxurious. We needed to create an area that felt like each time a brand new visitor was coming in, it was as in the event that they had been strolling into their very own private styling studio and we needed to have the ability to recreate that very same feeling for them each single appointment. We satisfaction ourselves on endlessly educating and utilizing one of the best merchandise in an easier surroundings. Sola Salon Studios permits us an area to do what we love and create one of the best surroundings, each personally and professionally.
I needed to maintain the imaginative and prescient very female and enjoyable; not having an excessive amount of litter crowding the room, displaying superbly curated merchandise and having a very regular temper board of colours to tie all of it collectively. Every thing from the paint on the partitions to the tea we serve is considered to be one of the best reflection of our model.
What design components had been VERY essential so that you can get proper?
Crucial design components had been undoubtedly preserving the house very calm and alluring whereas nonetheless tying in luxurious. We’re in a entrance studio and the pure daylight and the life exterior actually makes it really feel like a daily salon however inside you get to expertise customized one-on-one service. Being within the entrance with huge home windows and selecting a shade scheme that’s constant all through, enhances all of the hair I shade each day with out preventing for the focus: THE HAIR!
What are some stuff you do to set your self aside and make a go to to your studio memorable?
From the minute a visitor walks in, I strive to ensure that is their time and I’m there to serve them. I actually satisfaction myself on carving out the time to do in-depth consultations, whether or not it’s their first time with me or their fiftieth time. Each appointment is handled as the primary. With COVID, we’ve additionally needed to get inventive as issues like drink service and luxurious magazines aren’t as straightforward to supply right now. We take the time now so as to add on complementary hair masks and additional scalp massages to essentially allow them to unwind and concentrate on themselves when they’re within the studio.
What product line(s) do you retail and why?
I at the moment carry Advantage Labs, Moroccanoil and Keune. This goes again into our model of being laidback luxurious and having retail at each worth level. This ensures everybody can depart with one thing they love and makes them really feel fabulous. I actually take the time to resolve what merchandise I would like within the studio. I attempt to concentrate on issues that aren’t solely good for my company, however for myself and the surroundings as properly. The perfect half is whenever you discover unimaginable hair merchandise which are packaged superbly and so they simply meld into your salon. I really feel that approach about the whole lot we stock.
Are you able to inform us some components that add to the environment of your studio ?
I actually took the time to take a seat down and suppose, “What’s the imaginative and prescient of B.Rose Studio?” previous to opening. A longstanding joke amongst my household and pals is that I actually and figuratively dwell my life by way of rose coloured glasses, and from that, sparked inspiration. I exploit the identical shade of pink from my emblem all the best way to the colour on my partitions. A black and crystal chandelier is the attention catcher within the room and actually elevates the house. I ensure my merchandise are displayed on beautiful cabinets like they’d be in the most costly salons. Snug seating choices (apart from my styling chair) are available to lounge whereas your shade is sitting on. The listing may go on! It’s really all in regards to the particulars and ensuring you are placing little items of your self into your complete house.
What are you most happy with within the design of your studio?
After I began, I had my chair, one piece of wall artwork and a few product. I’m so proud that I began with so little and have steadily created one thing so lovely. It’s one of the best praise on this planet when purchasers inform me they love coming to my house as a result of it has such nice power and so they really feel like they will really unwind. All of the laborious work of making an attempt to curate the proper gadgets takes time, however when it’s accomplished it’s so rewarding and everybody will discover the time taken.
When somebody is transferring from working inside a fee/employee-based salon to their very own studio, what do you suppose they need to spend cash on and contemplate first?
Transferring from a conventional salon to your individual studio will be overwhelming, however it would not need to be. No salon was EVER in-built in the future. I inform everybody to concentrate on actually sitting down and determining your model’s imaginative and prescient first. At Sola, your selection of paint is included in your transfer in, which might save a ton and price no cash. Secondly, I feel spending the most important a part of your funds in your instruments (shade, foil, capes, product, and many others.) is essential as a result of this stuff are all really extensions of our palms and what makes us who we’re. Be sure you have the whole lot it’s worthwhile to begin and truly service folks. Lastly, I feel branding your self is large. That is a simple cheap option to actually amp up your salon and you’ll simply make and discover issues to point out individuals who you might be. I extremely counsel apps like Canva to assist begin you off someplace! From there you can also make enterprise playing cards, decals to your door and even verbiage to be positioned across the salon which is prompt decor together with wonderful branding. Bear in mind to have enjoyable and let your true self shine by way of!
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