Best of hairdressing salons
The sixties decor of Ego Hair, the vibrant Memphis tribute of Circles of Hair, the deep waters of Blue Mist… Designers and interior architects have had to work hard more than once to create these different kinds of salons.
More polished than ever, these hairdressers are taking hair addresses to a whole new level by revealing highly desirable and above all Instagrammable interiors. The proof is in the form of these eight hairdressing salons.
Kimera Beauty, Kiev
While war continues in Ukraine, Ukrainian design continues to shine. Designed by AKZ Architectura, Kimera is a former clubhouse in downtown Kiev that will be transformed into a retro-futuristic hair salon in 2021. Inside, designers Artem Vakhrin and Katya Aivazian have taken on the challenge of preserving the historical remains of the place, an old gothic building, while mixing them with the vintage codes of the 60's.
Sfera Beauty Co-working, Moscou
Sfera is much more than a hair salon. It is a community space where make-up artists, hairdressers and manicurists can meet and practice their profession freely by renting a workstation by the hour. Modular, the space imagined by the designer Eduard Eremchuk evolves thanks to modules on wheels and watered-down curtains imagined by Katya Pititskaya, founder of the Laroque.
Blue Mist, Beijing
Luc Besson has a lot to answer for. This hairdressing salon in Beijing plunges into the sometimes clear, sometimes dark but always deeply blue waters of the ocean. Fresh and soothing, the interior designed by 123architects features slightly curved walls and undulating furniture with white-blue gradations reminiscent of mist and waves.
In Melbourne, interior designer Danielle Brustman has re-imagined the interior of Mitch's hairdresser in the heart of the Ashburton district in a bright and invigorating atmosphere. The brand's signature color, yellow, is diffused through glass partitions that bring a fresh, modern feel to the space. The mirrors in the shape of droplets are a nod to the water used in the treatments.
Circles of Hair, Perth
Wandering lines, pop colours, bold materials: in Perth, the State of Kin studio has designed a living room that pays vibrant tribute to the 1980s. The inspirations? Nothing less than the effervescent and irreverent codes of postmodernism and the Memphis movement.
Hues Hair, Melbourne
What could be more clever for a hair salon specialising in color than a bold approach to color? In Melbourne, architect Adriana Hanna (Kennedy Nolan) designed the interior of Hues Hair as an extension of the hair artists' creativity with an expressive play of shapes and scales
Bob Hair, Helsinki
Named after the iconic 1920s hairstyle, BOB Hair Helsinki was created by hairdressers Kristel Tamm and Saara Vuorela to "diversify the hairdressing industry". The salon delivers on its promise with a hybrid space designed by Studio Joanna Laajisto as a salon, but also as a trendy meeting place for art, design and fashion.
Ego Hair, Beijing
Also in Beijing, IS Architecture and Design has designed a hair salon and cosmetic spa in a former gym, with futuristic tones and volumes inspired by the Space Age movement and nature, which are vibrant, vitalizing and surprising. There, Verner Panton's Panthella lamp for Louis Poulsen is out, as is Anna Castelli Ferrieri's unité Componibili unit for Kartell, two major pieces of 1960s design.