Tal Fisher is fuelled by high-octane creativity. Not only is he an accomplished hairstylist—having won the ultra-coveted Canadian Wella Professionals Trend Vision award a few years ago—but he also redesigned Carte Blanche Coiffure, his family-owned salon, with a nod to the current sleek and minimalist trend seen in contemporary interiors. “I love interior design and absolutely everything that relates to it,” says Fisher as he points to the chandelier, a cluster of light-as-air glass spheres that illuminate the matte black walls in this perfectly symmetrical space.
Located a stone’s throw from chic Westmount, in Montreal’s west end, the quick (and affordable!) makeover has given the salon a lounge vibe that’s both cool and inviting. “I wanted the space to have the same look and feel of a boutique hotel lobby. I think I visited every hotel in Old Montreal looking for inspiration, on top of all of the international architectural magazines I bought!” says Fisher with a smile.