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In the upscale neighborhood of Polanco in Mexico City, Wax Revolution has unveiled their second location. With the goal of setting a new standard on what they regard as “artistry in hair removal,” they wanted to ensure that the design of their space would be as unique as their service. The site of the salon is in a semi basement of what used to be part of the parking of a refurbished building from the 50s. ROW Studio spearheaded the project, their “first challenge was to give notoriety to an otherwise invisible space.” The solution turned out to be a “faceted structure made from a sequence of black steel frames descending from the street to the salon in a similar fashion to a subway entrance thus making the site evident to the enormous traffic of people strolling and driving by.”
The lobby of the salon is outfitted with a bright blue wall and a high gloss multifaceted black desk. Once you make your way past the chalk board wall where the salon’s latest specials are detailed, you enter in the main salon area where “each cabin is assigned and identified by a color which can be located by following the corresponding lines on the epoxy resin floor. The lights are fixed to the wall as a continuous strip with 45° and 90° angles as a way to liberate height from the low ceiling of the space.” Shortly after, a small open blue cabin located at the end of the corridor is used as a brow bar with an adjustable barber’s chair. The design of Wax Revolution is a delightfully vibrant space, adding a fun and playful twist to what was a dusty old parking garage.
(Photography: Sofocles Hernandez Copyright ROW Studio)
The Facto Royale, a sleek white salon just opened up on the streets of Lisbon. The small space is decked out with 5,000 Swarovski crystals, 50 plaster hands, and a fantastic crystallized skull of a deer head and antlers. The shop is designed by architect Igor Ferreira who wanted to surprise salon goers by creating a space opposite of your traditional salon. The architect took second-hand Japanese style furniture and had the pieces professionally painted to be white, then mixed the pieces with low hanging white industrial lights and Corinthian columns. The entirety of the stark white design sits above high gloss white washed wood planked floors, which allows for a tiny bit of color to peep into the space.