News added 14/12/17: We’ve gone all bucolic on spotting the pictures for Matthew Curtis new salon in the cosy village of Chipping Norton! Not that there’s any hint of country bumpkin in these plush yet homely surroundings. Following on from his swish premises in the high street at Stratford-on-Avon and in the spa Hoar Cross and Rosewood London hotels. Matthew translates his 5-star signature style into this Cotswold listed building… and how fabulous! Browse our gallery to see a bespoke champagne bar, personalised lighting and painted wall panels…
News added 30/11/17:
Celebrating 30 years in the industry with the opening of its 11th salon, the Westrow group in Yorkshire is grown up big and strong! The latest premises in Bingley showcases a luxe, stylish interior that brings a bit of NYC loft living. With exposed brickwork and the concept of zoning to retain a sense of space throughout. We love how franchisee Hayley Rae and Westrow’s director Steve Rowbottom have conjured up a homely yet premium look. Browse all the pictures to see what’s inspired us. We’re told that, to create this feeling “luxurious bespoke furnishings – including an oversized modern chandelier – were custom-made for the salon.
This impression of luxury and opulence exudes throughout the entire space. With plush blush-pink velvet armchairs filling the waiting area. A French antique dressing table in the centre of the salon adding to the air of exclusivity. A white Corian and bronze mirrored desk – inspired by the Givenchy store in Paris – stands boldly in reception, making the ultimate style statement to clients as they enter the salon.” We love it. So modern and brave, yet very accessible. An indulgent backwash zone featuring state-of-the-art backwash (fully reclining) chairs seal the deal. Bliss.
News added 16/11/17:
We’re pleased to spot more new salons bravely adopting a clearly individual design aesthetic rather than slavishly following at mass trend. It had become a little fatiguing to many groups constructing a corporate, branded look and applying it to multiple premises. Bravo to the family business behind Boilerhouse in Newcastle. After 32 years with a single salon in Jesmond, they’ve opened a second in nearby Ouseburn that resembles their established trademark style – beautiful old building, exposed feel with attention to detail and lots of plants – yet is different. And so personal. We love it.
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