About the Project
We were thrilled to be able to help when the owner of a popular hairdressing salon in Polis Chrysochous approached us looking for some inspiration.
She wanted a new look salon for the new decade.
The previous design had served her well, but she felt it was time for a change. The function was paramount, but in this line of business, where appearance is everything, the finished look counts big time!
It needs to be modern and chic but not too girly
Understood. And, with a quick brush of the hair, we set to work.
What Did We Do?
The salon in Polis needed as much natural light as possible. We elected to lower the stud wall screen separating the staff area from the main salon. Beforehand, it had been floor to ceiling to block off the staff working area. We felt the same level of privacy could be achieved with a lower screen whilst allowing more light to come in. Fresh wallpaper with light-reflecting particles in a simple design blended with the new streamlined salon.
We replaced individual stations with one long oak-treated counter to keep the eye moving and unifying the look.
Organically fashioned round mirrors contrasted well with the handmade oak screen panel which we installed to give the washing area its own privacy and identity. The previous coat-stand used for hanging client gowns took up too much valuable floor space. So, out it went. And, in came a smaller, wall-mounted oak panel with coat hooks, mirroring the opposing screen and utilizing previously redundant space.
Light wood tones complement shades of grey.
Another cutting station was added with a vintage barbers chair and more of a masculine feel so the boys wouldn’t feel left out! To look as good as new the chairs were recovered. Under each station, the wall was painted with a dark grey scuff resistant paint for high traffic areas and to bring depth to the scheme and provide balance.
Product storage is essential. The existing red storage units were painted a soft grey and reclaimed in the scheme. A new piece of furniture adjacent to the reception desk provided additional organizational space.
A defined, relaxing client waiting area with self-service tea, coffee & water and sleek wipeable chairs plus a coffee table rounded off the look.
This is Pampering in style.
A modern light-filled salon in Polis Chrysochous that works as a little oasis of calm. Function harmonizes with Beauty. Our client had two words:
Before. And, After!
|Designers||Ruth Bainbridge & Marion Lacey||Styling||For Business|
|Photography||Ruth Bainbridge||Decorator||Ruth & Marion|