From the moment your clients walk through the door, they need to feel welcome, comfortable and basically right at home. Here, we feature a selection of Canadian and international salons who are doing design right.
INdustry Hair & Esthetics, St. Catharines, Ont.
When co-owner Marilyn Vendittelli first saw the property her husband David was considering for their salon, she didn’t want to get out of the car. Once she set foot inside the one-time bank space, however, she saw the vault and knew it would become the home for INdustry Hair. “That room was what caught our attention and it’s now our colour mixing room,” says Vendittelli. “With its industrial chrome door, we knew it would set us apart. It’s become the number one feature people will ask to see. It was a game changer for us!”
“We have a cool industrial feel, but we also wanted to make it feel inviting and not intimidating. It’s the kind of space clients enjoy hanging out for a little while.”
“We did the design work ourselves, and with the help of our family,” says Vendittelli. “We hired a carpenter to build our stations and made sure we had a hand in managing everything.”[/vc_column_text]
Linton & Mac, Aberdeen, Scotland
Featuring 15 styling stations, at Linton & Mac, the design was inspired by Scandinavian style. Adding personality to the salon was important to the owners, who were a big part of the design process. With sleek details that include neon signs, industrial shelving and plenty of botanicals, the space reflects approachable design without compromising quality.
This is where London and New York City loft design meet. Walking into the inviting reception area, the retail space is intended to keep clients browsing, setting the pace for the rest of the experience. Strategically located away from the rest of the salon, the style bar mimics a cocktail bar and provides the ideal place for the salon to host special events.
Westrow Skipton, England
Taking a lifestyle approach to salon design, Westrow’s Skipton location incorporates hair and beauty services for a luxe and relaxing client experience. Spanning two floors and more than 2,500 square-feet, this U.K. salon has sourced features and finishes for a true destination salon experience. From the white marble boarding to the walnut flooring that lays in a different design to designate each area is of the salon, the space exudes a throughly unified design asthetic.
Styling stations are outfitted with lighting that mimics natural daylight—a key feature for both stylists and clients.
Jakadjari Hair, Hobart, Australia
Australia’s award-winning salon, Jakadjari Hair has a distinctly minimalist yet luxurious feel, intended to revitalize clients from the moments they walk into the salon. The newly renovated space retains the character of its heritage building, while also featuring modern elements. Among them: clean geometric lines, and the edgy, futuristic styling station detailing.