Tags: salon chair

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salon chair, sink, and dryer are done!

Oh my. While expecting each project to take a day or two, it took about at least a week each! (Yes, several trips to hardware stores and sometimes then purchasing supplies online happened). With bruises, lots of cursing, painted clothing and skin, and a couple of broken nails, all three projects are done!

Well, the salon chair dryer will need to be upholstered to black at some point, but finding the fabric is tricky, since it has been discontinued, but that's okay, it can wait. :)

Here are the finished projects! (Videos of each will be posted on YouTube within a month or two).

And just to jog your memory, here is what the salon chair dryer, salon chair, and salon sink used to look

I'm going to fill the water "tank" after I post this blog posting. I'm charging the camera battery. I haven't had time yet to cut my hair, but hope to either tonight or tomorrow. My focus was putting on the green screen background (done!) and all those fun things mentioned above.

In other news, I purchased a Flowbee! Ever since I saw it (a parody knock-off) in the first Wayne's World movie, I've always wanted to try it myself. Tee-hee.

Oh, and I have towels to put next to the salon sink. I'll pull them out of the dryer now.
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new hair dryer - Automatic Cycle Normandie Thermo Control

Welcome Automatic Cycle Normandie Thermo Control salon hair dryer to your new home!

This dryer does heat up well. Because the brown salon chair portion is boring, I will be removing the dryer from the chair and adding it to the gold one. (I really like the foot rest the gold one has). I have already scrapped the gold chair's dryer, as I couldn't get the dryer to heat up.

I will remove the gold color fabric and re-upholster it with black vinyl. I need to do the same with the green salon chair too. My goal is to do these soon or during this upcoming weekend. Hopefully, I have enough fabric to do both in one sitting. :)
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new vintage salon chair

The other day I was on the hunt for a vintage salon chair. It had to meet certain requirements - have a proper foot rest and it must have actual arm rests. I thought that it might be a great addition to the barber chair as with the salon chair, it's more portable and easier to move. Since I don't have an actual studio just yet, being able to cart a salon chair to a location is a bonus. I hope to try a few things out with this salon chair come summer, because that's what Minnesota has after winter. Our seasons tend to be summer, fall, and winter. Spring doesn't really exist with all the snow. X/

Here's the latest addition. The color scheme may change, as some of the material is ripped and needs to be replaced. More about that in a future YouTube video. :)

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photos of stuff

I forgot to mention last time that the perm machine video is four hours long.  :D

After a wash and fresh paint, here's my 1950's salon chair:

Here was its before photo:

What a difference!  I would like to find a cleaner that really removes stains well, but for now, I'm happy with the chair.  :D

Now here's some of my new (old) equipment:

It is a curling iron heater.  And boy does it ever heat up!

Now here's my working perm machine, the Silver Queen

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The holidays have kept me busy.  I just finished washing and painting my 1950's salon chair.  I'm amazed how well the paint matched the original.  I'm quite pleased on how it turned out.  I'll try to provide a photo of the chair soon.

Some of my hair is slightly chrome in color in a spot or two.  As I was painting the foot rest, I accidently dipped some of my hair into the small can of paint.  The paint on my cheek that was painted by my hair as I stood up, has already been washed away.  I'm guessing it'll be a few days until the chrome paint either fades away or falls off my hair.

In the perm machine perm video, I'm at 2-hour and 40-minutes -- the clamps have just been lifted from the units and now my hair is being blow-dried by the 1940's Hamliton Beach Hair Dryer No. 5.  

Soon I'll get to the part where I sat underneath a 1960's Pro-Jet hair dryer, because the hand-held hair dryer seemed to be taking too long to dry my hair.  I'll probably remove that footage, and again, put it just on youtube.com.  That portable Pro-Jet dryer just seems out of place in the 1920's-1950's salon era.