Designed by the award-winning architects and designers JaK Studio, Salon64, a new London hair salon, was imagined with the traditional French Salon in mind.
A product of The Enlightenment era, the original salons played a central role in society providing both men and women with a place to gather to refine taste and inspire intellectual conversations around art, fashion and popular topics of the day.
JaK Studio wanted to inspire the art of conversation by creating transformative spaces set in two floors encompassing 2000 square feet.
The ‘Fire Pit’ allows customers to socialise, relax and have their hair styled. Equally, the bar doubles up as a traditional champagne bar and a blow dry bar, the front lounge receives customers in an intimate setting encouraging tête-à-têtes. Other design features include a coffee shop with a signature blend, a closed off washroom, private treatment room, a library of inspiration and a colouring lab.
The luxurious and modern interior embraces materials such as oversized herringbone floors, regal blue colour scheme and golden brash details with a modern take on the roman numerals 64 reflected in the tapestry.
Ricardo Alba Gonzalez, Project Architect, JaK Studio: “The concept of Salon64 is centred around the art of conversation, and the creative process in making the jewellery boxes was a constant conversation between us and Ricky Walters. It is very gratifying to see how design has enabled the experience that allows the customer to be part of the space.”