Posts Tagged ‘salon design’
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)
A cheerful and quirky new hair salon is now gracing the streets of South Korea. The Permy Salon, designed by local firm M4 uses sky blue accents, translucent upside down trash cans over the ceiling lights, and cartoon graphics to make this friendly establishment the next go-to hair salon. The tiny 36 square meter shop has a simple layout; the main salon is in the front of the store, while three small private treatment rooms retreat to the back.
Leading designers, Young-sub Yun and Kwang-hyun Han of M4, created a translucent facade which incorporates a glass door in order to attract people from the street and showcase their fresh design. With only two main colors, sky blue and white, the shop is able to remain exciting in its own simplicity because of the added design features such as the trash can light ceiling and the cartoonish graphics on the exterior and interior.
(Photography by Lee Pyo-joon)
February 16th 2011 – Tucked into a historical building in central Singapore is a super unique beauty salon called Kizuki and Lim. The salon is the design of Teruhiro Yanagihara, a Tokyo based design firm known for revamping spaces in a totally unconventional way. Teruhiro Yanagihara needed to create this space with the intention to be multifunctional as a salon, and as an art gallery for local artists. Their solution was to create a huge 3 dimensional, angular partition which separates the two different activity areas. Two huge round highlighter painted tunnels join the two spaces and assist in creating a very cool experience within the space.
(Photographs Courtesy of Teruhiro Yanagihara)