Only a few months after opening its doors to a select clientele, Privé Par David D’Amours was honoured by the design community with the Jury Prize from Commerce Design Montréal.
“To create the look of the salon, I was inspired by the biggest fashion capitals of the world; I wanted a very sophisticated space with a few organic touches,” says owner David D’Amours of his very luxe salon nestled in a historic building in Old Montreal.
Located a few steps down from the street, Privé Par David D’Amours is all about intimacy, respecting the needs of busy businesswomen and Quebec celebrities for a beauty break. “Here, clients can really let their hair down and indulge in a peaceful moment while we take care of all their hair needs—this is a very important aspect of our salon philosophy,” says D’Amours.
With an impressive roster of high-profile clients (he even styled Celine Dion’s hair for the Billboard Music Awards ceremony last May in Las Vegas), D’Amours was adamant about providing his salon with the most flattering LED lighting system “in order for women to feel beautiful even when they’re having
colour applied to their hair.”
In fact, the notion of premium service is at the very core of the salon’s mission. “I wanted to create a type of ’60s boudoir to generate a feeling of calm and relaxation,” says D’Amours. “These types of environments are very important when you are offering premium services.”
Opened May 2015
2,500 square feet
Marble, concrete and age-old natural stone
8 stylist stations and 1 technical station
Photos: Adrien Williams