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Recharge your smartphone while you’re styled: Yes! hairdressing salons offer the ultimate recharge solution with Corian®

How convenient would it be to go to the hairdressers and have your smartphone or tablet charged wirelessly during your appointment? Now at Yes! Worldwide Salons you can. This innovative hairdressing brand has fitted the latest Corian® Charging Surface to its luxury styling units in its glamorous salons.

Effortless charging
“At Yes! you always get more than you expect,” says Mareno de Kort, founder and co-owner of the chain of 53 hairdressing salons. “While you’re having your hair done, you normally just have to sit still while, at the same time, your smartphone or tablet is running out of charge. But we’re doing something about that. All you need to do is put your device on the charging spot of the dressing table in front of you and, while your hairdresser attends to you, your device will be charged. So you can leave with both beautiful hair and fully charged batteries.”

The state-of-the-art induction charging technology has been carefully concealed within the table surface. When a smartphone or a tablet touches the recharging spot on the DuPont™ Corian® Charging Surface, the induced current is transferred through the table and charges the batteries. A green light shows that the device is being charged and when the batteries are full, the charging will stop automatically. The eleven dressing tables in each Yes! salon have been equipped with a charging spot made with Corian® Charging Surface.

Unique, deep black colour

While Yes! Worldwide Salons usually feature white décor, the company has this time opted for the very darkest, classic shade of black: DuPont Corian® high-tech surface in the Deep Nocturne colour.

A fascinating, elegant deep black tone, Deep Nocturne is one of the 14 colours made with the DeepColour™ Technology, a manufacturing process that enables DuPont to create richer, deeper, darker and more durable dark colours with an improved resistance to wear and better workability. Customers at the Yes! Worldwide Salons enjoy gliding their fingers over the velvety-soft dressing table surface beneath the mirror. In addition, the counter at the reception and the coffee corner have also been finished in DuPont Corian®, Deep Nocturne tone. The elegant black surface of DuPont™ Corian® gives a beautiful elegance to the modern Yes! salons and forms a captivating contrast with the wood and steel already used in the spaces.

A great solution for the future
While a wide range of smartphones already have the wireless charging technology that allows them to charge by being placed on Corian® Charging Surface, for other models, there is an easy-to-use charging ring which, when attached to the device, allows it to charge wirelessly as well.

“Quite soon all smartphones and tablets will be equipped with wireless charging technology and Corian® Charging Surface is going to be a great solution. It can also be incorporated into existing DuPont Corian® work surfaces. This is something which is ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, or for offices and public areas,” predicts Jan van Opdorp, senior project manager of HEMI Store Interiors, which installed the dressing tables in the Yes! Worldwide Salons in collaboration with the client.

The Corian® Charging Surface has a dual charger that is compatible with both the standard systems that are currently on the market.

Durable and resistant to wear

HEMI Store Interiors develops interior design solutions, among other projects, for retail chains and brands such as Hema, Praxis, Primark and C&A. “HEMI always takes a serial approach and the same goes for the Yes! Worldwide Salons. The salon in Uden has to look the same as the salon in Gouda,” says Van Opdorp. “In salons, the dressing tables are very susceptible to wear because they are used so intensively. But obviously, you want to avoid having to replace them all the time. So DuPont Corian® offers the perfect solution. This advanced surfacing material is robust and yet still has a soft look. Furthermore, if damage does occur, it can easily be repaired. This makes DuPont Corian® unique. For example, when HPL panels are damaged, you can’t repair them and they have to be replaced.”

The new Yes! salons in Uden and Gouda are the first to be equipped with hairdressing units made with Corian®  Charging Surface. From January 2016 this innovation will be installed in all new Yes! Salons throughout the entire Benelux.

About YES! Worldwide Salons (www.yes-salons.com)
YES!, a relatively young chain of hairdressing salons now has 53 locations in the Benelux and is growing fast both in Europe and internationally. Mareno de Kort says: “We have reinvented the hairdressing salon by offering high quality for a low price.” The approach is different: you don’t need an appointment, long hair is no more expensive than short, women don’t pay more than men, and the salons have extensive opening hours. The interior design is also different: rather than being ‘put against a wall’, customers are served in a private booth. For more information about Yes! Worldwide Salons visit: www.yes-salons.com

About HEMI (www.hemi.nl)
HEMI “Hout En Metaal Interieurs” (Wood and Metal Interiors) was established in 1968 and specialises in the building and furnishing of retail outlets. From its headquarters in Tholen,

the Netherlands, HEMI serves the international retail market by supplying professional interiors. With around 200 employees, HEMI delivers a total package of services, from design to realisation. Our products and service are characterised by durability, flexibility and a responsible cost structure. We give interiors distinctive features that enhance the desired look by applying exciting and challenging materials. Our technical know-how also guarantees a carefully designed system that minimises both the production and realisation costs. For more information about HEMI Store interiors, visit www.hemi.nl

Reference: http://www.dupont.co.uk/products-and-services/construction-materials/surface-design-materials/brands/corian-solid-surfaces/case-studies/yes-hairdressing-salons.html
Photo by Ruud Peijnenburg for DuPont™ Corian®, all rights reserved.

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