While there is no shortage of places in Chicago to get a haircut, none has the unpretentious spirit of the Barbara & Barbara Salon located in Logan Square on the north side of the windy city. Where else can you get a shampoo, cut, blow dry, and beer for about $25? When the salon moved into this space recently, the owner removed all vestiges of the former travel office and found that our Ivanhoe® Sinclair Industrial Porcelain Pendant was the perfect complement to the retro atmosphere she wanted to create.
“We moved locations and needed to totally remodel,” explains owner Sierra Berquist. “That meant updating the lighting from fluorescent office lighting to something that fit our style.” Sierra was striving for a vintage/mid-century design which includes exposed ductwork, a vintage pink front desk, and a colorful mural in the waiting area. The Sinclair Porcelain Pendants, finished in creamy Jadite, match the décor and color scheme perfectly. And with their durable glass enamel coating, these porcelain lights will never rust or corrode even when exposed to clouds of hairspray seven days a week. A simple soap-and-water clean up will keep these fixtures looking like new long after lobs and eyelash-length bangs go out of style.
“I really liked the color choice with the cotton cord,” Sierra says. “It fit perfectly with what I was going for. And the porcelain option was functional, classic, and cute.” Sierra adds that the little details in the fixture make them unique.
“They are so nice to look at and people comment on them all the time,” she says. The Sinclair is now available in four shade sizes and nine shiny porcelain enamel finish colors. It comes with with a standard black or white cord or you can choose a colored cotton twist cord. For even more vintage flavor, add a nostalgic Edison Style Light Bulb to your order!
Top photo courtesy of Morgan Allen