Takara Belmont and Minardi Color Perfect Lighting have joined forces to bring the top salon lighting solution to salons across the United States. Now, beauty professionals will be able to see the benefits of perfect salon lighting firsthand at Takara Belmont showrooms across the country. In addition, Takara Belmont representatives will carry sample lights, so salons can experience the effects in their own location. Plus, Takara Belmont designers will contribute salon design tips each month to CUTS, a free newsletter featuring tips to help salon professionals do better work and earn more money.
Illuminating the top salons from New York City to Beverly Hills to Chicago to Miami, Minardi Color Perfect Lighting offers an entire family of lighting specifically designed for every area of the salon from the color bar to the styling stations, from the reception and retail area to the shampoo bowls and from the makeup stations to the nail tables. Color perfect lights are available in designer styles, colors and finishes. By simply changing to color perfect lighting designed specifically for salons, you can see your work more accurately, virtually eliminating most redos, creating a more beautiful, comfortable environment for staff and clients alike, reducing eye strain, showing your commitment to a “green” business and even saving thousands of dollars a year on electricity.
Says Beth Minardi, co-owner of Minardi Salon, one of the foremost authorities on hair color excellence and the winner of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Hairstyling Awards, “It’s impossible to create gorgeous color unless you are able to see EXACTLY what you are doing. Most of us have been ‘dancing in the dark’—working under fluorescent lights or a dark ceiling for years. That makes evaluation, correct consultation and formulation virtually impossible. With the correct lighting, including the first LED that we’ve custom designed to accurately illuminate hair color, colorists can see exactly what their color will look like once their clients walks outside and into the sun. The color you SEE is the color you GET… the client no longer needs to go into the parking lot to see her color, which enhances your professional credibility dramatically.
“Our new full-spectrum natural lighting had a dramatic impact from day one at Minardi Salon by allowing our team to see their work in the perfect light. Not only did it make the salon more attractive and comfortable, but these low-wattage, high-powered lights with perfect color tone are saving us more than $1,000 a month—more than 75% on the lighting portion of our bill and an overall reduction of 30% on our entire electric bill. The lighting uses far less electricity and reduces the ambient heat in the salon, so it’s more comfortable for our stylists, who no longer feel like they are standing under a heat lamp. Also, we run our air conditioning less often. We haven’t changed even one bulb in more than year. It makes it easy to ‘go green’ in numerous meaningful ways.”
“Beth Minardi’s expertise as a hair color educator is world-renowned, and the name ‘Minardi’ is synonymous with beautiful, perfect hair color. Takara Belmont stands for the top quality salon equipment and furnishings in the world. They’re both brands that top salons trust. What a perfect team to help salon professionals do their very best work possible,” says Larry Erikson, vice president/national sales manager for Takara Belmont.
About Minardi Color Perfect Lighting
Minardi Color Perfect Lighting consists of a family of different light fixtures that have been specifically designed to solve the lighting problems that have plagued salons for decades. Their energy efficient “green” lighting uses anywhere from 40 -80% less power than what is currently being used, reduces heat values, which in turn will require less cooling energy from air conditioning.
Minardi Color Perfect Lighting is ideal for salon owners who want to enhance the beauty of their salon as well as for colorists and stylists who need the functionality of proper lighting to ensure consistent and accurate color results for their clients. Every area of a salon from the stylist chairs, to the color bars, to the retail displays will benefit from their color perfect lighting. The lighting creates a bright cheerful environment that, for the first time, permits accurate color evaluation.
About Takara Belmont
Takara Belmont has long been recognized as the innovative leader in design and technology. Underlying this reputation is our philosophy through products and services that provide ease-of-use, comfort, convenience, and safety. Our philosophy of caring includes the professionals who select our products and their clientele. We believe that by maintaining our focus on the needs of people throughout the world, Takara Belmont will continue to lead the way.