GoodBody, which specialises in chopping, colouring and styling textured hair, is situated in downtown Oakland. It takes over a constructing that was beforehand host to a number of dated workplaces.
To remodel the positioning into a contemporary salon, San Francisco-based studio Homework needed to utterly strip away any proof of the earlier fit-out.
In addition to eradicating ornamental parts, the studio tore down partition partitions and knocked by means of a dropped ceiling to create an unlimited, double-height corridor.
It was initially unclear as to how the area can be organised to accommodate the salon’s numerous service areas.
“After rounds of iterations, we developed sinuous millwork curves to advertise the service capabilities whereas defining the area,” defined Ben Work, who runs Homework alongside Susan Work.
Curved parts could be seen as quickly as clients stroll into GoodBody – a semi-circular bench has been positioned within the salon’s entryway to delineate a ready space.
The grooved, salmon-pink bench bends spherical to adjoin an identical desk the place employees can stand and verify appointments. Overhead hangs a quartet of brass pendant lamps.
Close by sits a salmon-pink platform that dips inwards to kind an arc form. The platform is topped with chunky tiered cabinets that show numerous hair and sweetness merchandise which can be obtainable for buy.
On the other facet of the room is a sequence of styling stations. Each has a tall arched mirror framed by an LED strip mild and a snug swivel chair upholstered in caramel-brown leather-based.
These complement the salon’s buttermilk-coloured partitions and the gold-velvet curtains which have been hung in entrance of all of the doorways.
On the rear of the salon is a big vaulted opening which leads by means of to the hair-wash room.
This has been accomplished in a darker, richer palette – surfaces have been painted what the studio describes as a shade of “peacock inexperienced”, whereas the sinks are constructed from black porcelain.
A rounded, salmon-pink cupboard visually ties-in this room with the remainder of the salon.
Different placing hair salons to open this yr embody Hawthorne Studio in New York, which design follow BoND needed to adapt to swimsuit well being and security rules put in place on account of the coronavirus pandemic.
All the styling stations, for instance, are cellular in order that clients could be moved to sit down six toes aside. Areas are additionally divided by wood frames as a substitute of partitions, in order that employees can monitor how many individuals are getting into the salon.
Images is by Aubrie Decide.
Styling: Bianca Sotelo