In addition to unique amenities like in-home movie theaters, yoga studios, and bowling alleys, builders and real estate agents say in-home hair salons are gaining popularity. “People are always looking for something exciting and different,” says architect Richard Krantz. After designing a salon with hair and nail stations in a $20 million Newport Beach, Calif., home, Krantz is considering including them in spec house designs. The private salons feature hair-washing basins, stylist chairs, manicure stations, and massage tables, giving homeowners both convenience and privacy. However, Tamara Bourne of Peachtree City, Ga.-based Keller Williams Realty says listings with hair salons are “hard as heck” to sell. Other agents say hair salons add value to multimillion-dollar estates targeting buyers who are accustomed to having groomers come to their homes to perform such services. | Read More