PERFECT LIGHT – WHY IT MATTERS FOR ACCURATE COLOR WORK
“Once you experience Peter Millard’s color accurate [salon] lighting you will think twice before asking an electrician or a contractor to specify your lights. Peter knows about color, they don’t.” -Sam Villa.
THE IMPACT OF DECOR
In our pursuit of building the best brick and mortar salon possible we encountered a typical challenge. How to decor our salon yet at the same time not compromise the ability to do accurate color work. There had been a couple salons operating out of our exact location prior to us signing our lease in February.
DUMB AS PAINT
The salon prior to ours had some intense teal color on the walls. And we had to ask ourselves what kind of impact did that have on their color work. Experts in hair color would have a field day with this. Imagine a client getting this fantastic all over color and in the salon it looks great. Later they find themselves outdoors or perhaps at home and something is wrong. The color doesn’t come close to what it did when they were in the salon. What happened? Well Teal Color paint in the salon influenced the color work. Later when the Teal was not present in other environments the color work appeared different.
A NATURAL CONCLUSION
Because we knew this had to be a factor we did lots of research. We found out a couple things. Minimize the influence of other colors from the salon and go with the best lighting possible.
SMART AS PAINT
The first was an obvious solution and that was to paint our salon base white. The same stuff you get before pigments are added. Paint really is smart stuff. You can cover up some nasty things with it. And make anything appear new or at least fresh!
LIGHTING IS THE REAL MAGIC
So with many hours spent researching we found Peter Millard Lighting systems. While there are other fair systems including Minardi we found what matters most. And that is the respect of the industry through many reviews by notable color artists. Peter Millard fortunately did the ground work in his pursuit of color perfection for us. And that did confirm that the closest to pure light you can get, the more accurate your color work is.
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
Now we could have gone down to Home Depot or Lowes and bought a decent track lighting system like most salons do. However we already found the answer we needed. The issue is easily 10x difference in price from run of the mill to the Cadillac light system. In fact when it’s all said and done we will have over $3000 in our lighting system. And the majority of that was the Peter Millard Lights. Is it worth it? You be the judge. With the goal of being our community’s best high end Salon why would we settle for anything less? And more importantly expect our clients to pay for quality services if we don’t have the right tools to do our job? That is an expensive but easy choice to make.