From the moment you set foot in the Parlor House in Lake Charles, LA patrons feel right at home. And that’s intentional: the owners, Ira and Adrien Lyles, worked with local artisans, photographers, and designers to create a space that’s accessible and familiar – yet still elevated and professional.
The space is modern, full of neutral, earthy tones and rich textures. Ira and Adrien used mixed metals and multi-tonal wood finishes to give the salon a touch of masculinity – sort of like a modern nod to an old-school speakeasy.
And as stylish as the space is, it’s also highly functional. Everything was designed with cleanliness and customers’ comfort in mind: salon stations were made to keep tools and products out of sight, and The Parlor House’s handcrafted color bar includes these comfortable Cosmo Styling Chairs – and charging stations, so they can stay in the loop during long treatments.
At Parlor House, customers are the stars – and so it was important for Ira and Adrien to equip their team with the tools they needed to provide a one-of-a-kind salon experience. Buy-Rite’s Pibbs 765 Grillo stools, for instance, allow stylists to get down to work on customers’ split ends, while seamlessly blending into the modern aesthetic of the rest of the Parlor House.
Finding the perfect equipment
When they set out to open The Parlor House, Ira and Adrien knew they wanted a space worthy of their team: a group that strives to grow together and lift each other up. And when they started sourcing equipment, they knew they wanted to work with a company with the same values.
At Buy-Rite, Ira and Adrien found showrooms that helped them narrow down a wide selection of designs, textures, and colors – by really touching and feeling the options available. Plus, excellent customer service:
“Buy Rite helped us bring this together by holding our hand and walking us through the process with a smile on their face. Shout out to Morris in Dallas!”
Advice for those starting out
If you’re getting ready to go about setting up your own salon space, Ira and Adrien say it’s best to jump in headfirst:
“GO FOR IT! Establish your vision, elevate your brand, do your research, and prepare yourself for any unknown obstacles you may encounter. Surround yourself with a team that supports you and your dreams. And never lose sight of what you set out to accomplish.”