“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

It’s a saying you’ve likely heard many times. But, think a moment about this concept and how it relates to the design or your salon or spa.

Currently — Leslie McGwire™ & Associates serve as a consultant to, a leading provider of web-based salon management software that improves every aspect of a salon’s client experience. Learn more about SALONBOOKER.

June 1, 2013 — There are many good and valid reasons why a business should periodically remodel not only the decor, but the retail displays, lighting, furniture, or equipment. A professional business image is very important to your clients.

May 19, 2013 — Headlines The Salon has been voted as one of the top 200 salons in the country for the last five years by Salon Today Magazine.

May 2013 — Salon 416, a top-of-the-line salon featuring quality, high-end equipment and design will be a welcome addition to the Cornerstone mix.

May 2013 — Each year Salon Today publishes the best salon and spa design awards. Salon Today invited Leslie McGwire™ to be one of six judges to evaluate each salon. It was an honor for Leslie to be chosen to judge the latest design work of some of the industry's hottest interior designers.

May 2013 — From the humble beginnings of a basement-level salon, Douglas J has set the standard for salons and top-level education for stylists and estheticians both here in Michigan and nationwide.

April 26, 2013 — Spring has finally sprung here in Michigan…and it’s not just about new and pretty flowers! It is about new salon design and openings. It turns out that a very well-known and successful salon and spa franchise here in MI opened another location.

Leslie McGwire™ & Associates designs salons, spas, cosmetology schools, chain accounts, resorts, medispas and hotels. Whether it’s a remodel or a new location, Leslie McGwire™ & Associates focuses on the design from ‘concept to completion.’