Orb Hair. A lesson in ‘transitional’ salon design
A modern mix of classic and contemporary, Orb Hair in Victoria Australia gives us a lesson of ‘transitional’ salon design perfecting a balance that’s appealing and unexpected.
Upon arrival at the hair salon, there’s a sense of unfinished rawness in many of the elements, as you are welcomed with a combination of structural timber facades with lavish quilted textures. The salon space has created a balance of contemporary industrial with a hint of classic luxe, sophisticated style.
To get the salon look, it borrows from both traditional and modern design to facilitate a space that’s not “too much,” in terms of one style or another. The heavily monochromic colour pallet is overlooked with it’s major focal point being the back wash area. The curved structural industrial facade of timber and matte black metals steals the show, but still maintaining a sense of open space. Comfortel’s electric Kelli Hairdressing Basin, provides the comfort needed for customer satisfaction.
The natural timber goes a long way, softening the harshness of black and white. Lush, quilted fabrics of Comfortel’s Stacey Plush Hair Salon Chair featured in each styling area and the velvet waiting sofa provides a sense of warmth and class.
The founder of Orb Hair, Elie Aoun has spent many years perfecting the build of salons, having extensive experience in establishing successful businesses and franchises with the help of his partner and wife, Cara.
How you can get the look in your salon:
Transitional Salon Design is perfecting the art of mixing styles.
A transitional salon design can incorporate modern materials, such as steel and timber, and then unite them with plush furnishings. To achieve the classic meets contemporary look, include relatively neutral colour palettes, creating a calming and relaxed space that manages to feel both stylish and sleek, as well as warm and inviting.
Salon Orb Hair Shop 1/43 High St, Glen Iris VIC 3146
Salon Owner: Elie and Cara Aoun
Salon Furniture: Comfortel Furniture