STAMFORD, Conn. — Call it the Workpoint or ColoDesk for hairstylists.
It's similar to the several Stamford organizations that rent offices and conference rooms to businesses. Owners Jay and Kerry Tolisano leased a large retail space and subdivided the complex into individual salon shops to create a co-working environment for hairstylists.
The space, MY SALON Suite, is located in the busy shopping plaza that houses Home Goods on High Ridge Road in Bull’s Head.
MY SALON Suite offers several spaces for beauty professionals to serve customers in a personal environment.
“You can be with your stylist in a private, relaxing one-on-one setting,” Kerry said. “It becomes a one-stop shop for all of your beauty needs.”
Kerry met the Daily Voice in the lobby, where clients of the various salons can let their stylists know they’re ready through a phone and video conferencing system.
A television in the lobby displays the name and phone numbers of stylists who are available for walk-ins.
The suites are open 24/7, and the stylists “can come in and work any hours they want,” according to Kerry.
Unlike traditional salons, where stylists work with clients in an open room with several stations, each stylist has her own space, giving clients the air of exclusivity and privacy.
But stylists can also take advantage of the synergy gained from working in close proximity to other beauty professionals.
“They’re in business for themselves, not by themselves,” Kerry said.
My Salon Suites can also convert some of the suites into spaces suitable for spa professionals with frosted glass to offer more privacy.
Stylists rent the spaces for a flat fee, which includes Internet, utilities and use of the necessary furniture and cabinets for professionals.
The space also comes with a shared laundry facility, Kerry said.
Beauty professionals are welcome to stop by to tour the space during the open house, which happens every Monday, Kerry said.
MY SALON Suite has more than 60 locations in the U.S. and Canada, including a recently opened location in nearby Fairfield, the Daily Voice previously reported.
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