The G Space Hair Studio is an industrial-themed hair salon featuring black alloy elements and sleek lighting fixtures. Vintage and modern styles blend perfectly in this interior with a true industrial vibe full of textural beauty. Here we share some professional secrets of the G Space Hair Studio designed by Taiwan based Han Yue Interiors.
Deep color tones, weathered wood and black alloy elements, the craggier the better — these industrial elements combine to add to an air of old-world appeal with modern sleekness that makes it even more enchanting. Vintage furnishings are juxtaposed against the industrial finish of the salon, and plenty of light shines from the bulbs. The salon was also designed with multi-functionality in mind. Modern concepts include all-encompassing retail experiences merging styling, beauty and relaxation.
The reception is the first thing guests see when they enter the salon. It’s where guests check in, pay for services and make future appointments. As such, first impressions of the reception area really matter.
Wood is the go-to material for this project, and pretty versatile when it came to the reception desk design. This reception desk draws inspiration from woodworking and craft traditions and was tastefully crafted in weathered wood.
For waiting customers customers, the salon staff offer guests drinks for relaxation and provide comfortable seating to make guests feel welcomed. We can see a set of softly lit pendant lights hang above the bar counter giving the reception desk a warm and restful ambience. The plan is that having a welcoming reception entry equipped with bar services will be much appreciated by clients taking the time out of their day for the experience.
Shampoo and Rinse Deck
To make the workflow for hair stylists more interactive, the designers placed the hair-rinse area at the center of the site plan, rather than at the backspace as in most cases.
Appropriate lighting is paramount in a salon environment. Light fixtures are attached to every mirror in this industrial salon, and add flair as they also dangle from the ceiling. I adore the 300 well-arranged LED bulbs that cascade from the roof, that imply the metaphor of hair waves and volume in the air. The LED bulbs afford plenty of light is complemented by light fixtures around the dresser mirror.
To accomplish authentic industrial styles, the lighting is a warm hue. Designers opted for warm temperature bulbs to create the most flattering complexion. Proper lighting levels are also selected to ensure the LED light color won’t confuse hair stylists when choosing styles and color tones for a customer’s new look.
The multi-purpose salon has a long-narrow trapezoid floor plan. The aim of the design was to create an inclusive and a flexible working space. They want to give clients a calming experience during their hair service and make they feel luxurious while remaining practical for staff.
G Studio provides freestanding millwork cabinets for each stylists, as a styling station stations. The styling station contains drawers and shelves to store products and equipment, and also a place for customers to store their handbags and other items. Decorated bulbs are placed on each side of the dresser mirror that gives clients an opportunity to watch the styling process.
The mezzanine acts as the office and additional storage. There’s a display fixture too, integrated into the stairs. Salon products are showcased on storage shelves for purchase, while benches provide comfortable seating for waiting customers.
The partition wall crafted from smoked wood is the focal point of the project, which not only divides the salon into front and back areas but also improves a great sense of interactive flow. The concept of block division brings more multiple visual layers along the way while creating partition as well as linkage between spaces.
In the back area of the storage wall lies the refreshment zone. As a tranquil corner for clients away from the bustle of the salon, the lounge area serves as a meeting point by adding to an intimate and relaxed feel for customers.
Would having a bar at the reception more you more including to visit this salon? Let us know what you think of the industrial-meets-modern G Space Hair Studio, in the comments below.
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