Can a beautiful interior in a hair salon make the experience worth part of the price tag? We take a look at four stunning salons as famous for their looks as their locks.
Mizu Salon Boston
The Mizu (which occupies the inside of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel) is a kind of religious experience. The all-white, chapel-like space is one of the most unusual places to get a haircut in the Northern states. Alongside the most minimalist salon interior experience you could possibly imagine, the Mizu’s team make regular editorial contributions to fashion magazine and advertising shoots.
Ruggeri Salon New York
This New York salon has a more home-y feel. That is if you were in the home of a kind of art collector-cum-interior decorator. We think it’s a great anecdote to the typical clinical feel of contemporary salons and the light looks much more flattering!
The Drybar is typically Calfornian with its design ethos of ‘clean and pretty’. It’s kind of a compromise between an uncluttered, unfussy white space and a very feminine salon with its marble tops and decorative mirrors. The Drybar (you might guess this by the name) is somewhat unusual in that it doesn’t offer colour or cuts. Just blow dries to shape your mane into something a bit more stylish.
Bumble and Bumble New York
One of the biggest product brands in the hair industry have a chain of airy, industrially-kitted out salons in New York. The attention to detail is really breathtaking and the space manages to look as accessible and welcoming as it does sparse and cool. Their Meatpacking District branch is noted for its exceptionally fashion-forward haircutting and host of other services like a cafe and shop.
The decor of a hair salon can say a lot about its ethos and the quality of the artistry that goes on there. A hair salon that advertises itself as a ‘total experience’ might charge a premium for its services, but it’s down to the individual to determine how important the decor and feel of a place is to a great haircutting experience.