Friday, June 6, 2008

How unbelievably cool is this?!





Did you all see this exciting post by Desire To Inspire? A stunning new French beauty salon is currently in the design stage by Scott Weston.
"We are currently designing a hair salon in Sydney based on the theatrical flair of a french salon once owned by Madame Pompadour & referencing madame pompadour pink. There are two distinct zones the cool monastic washing/reception zone & the witty french salon as cutting room. Clients arrive & sit within a pastel pink suede banquette where they are greeted with a cup of tea in a porcelain teacup & mini cupcakes by staff .
We have re-interpreted the typical french apartment salon & have created 3 metre high graphically printed panels to cocoon the space. A large bevelled mirror & console is located at each cutting station with furniture by Maletti. A suspended ceiling of ornate plaster cornices & rosettes house 4 large non-random lights by moooi. A solid timber herringbone floor with a huge pastel pink velvet curtain softens the architecturally graphic interior. The salon is screened of by an 8 metre linear cabinet finished in embossed silver with a filigree motif & houses the storage, office & kitchen facilities. The ritual room is a white glowing box where the client has their hair washed & coloured. The space is internally cocooned in a graphic laminate ivy print. Dotted strategically throughout the salon are quirky porcelain references to our beloved madame. Opens in September 2008."


I am so excited to see and experience this amazing place I'm practically jumping up n down in my chair. Of course, I'll probably need to take out a second mortgage on my home to for a simple haircut but hey it's worth it! And it opens in September! I know where i'll be celebrating my birthday ;)
What a dream it must be to work on this project. The concept is genius. I envision this place will explode with popularity. A quintessential girly experience - Outstanding!
For more pictures check out Desire To Inspire or Scott Westons website.

6 comments:

Kathy said...

WOW!My hair salon is ultra modern with lots of crystals and the most uncomfortable chairs to wait it. I know they spent a mint as it's owned by Christophe, a well-known hairdresser here in the States. I'D KILL TO WALK IN TO THIS PLACE...and mini cupcakes? What a brilliant, brilliant concept. (I couldn't live w/o my hairdresser, Jane, however, so maybe I could talk her into leaving Christophe and opening up something like this!!!)

rohit said...

Love the pictures you have posted. you HAVE DONE AMAZING WORK them?They are fabulous!these are gorgeous illustrations!Very nice,Lovely pictures.

Erin said...

I was thinking the exact same thing...that it would be a total dream to work on this project!

PS--You've been tagged! Check out my blog to see what entails and participate if you want to! :)

Mélanie said...

It is a fanstastic project! I would love to work on that !
Great idea

Ana said...

wow wow wow! love it! every client should leave with a powder puff for their hair just to be cheeky.

Alkemie said...

WOw! That is a TOTally cool salon! I would LOVE to go to a salon like that?!