Cutting it fine: Salon highlights neutral look

11 : 07 : 2011 Interiors : XX V XY : Bruges

Bruges – A new hair salon, Xantippe Hairdressers, has been designed for the female consumer with a pared-down and masculine aesthetic.

Xantippe Hairdressers, photography by Thomas de Bruyne Xantippe Hairdressers, photography by Thomas de Bruyne
Xantippe Hairdressers, photography by Thomas de Bruyne Xantippe Hairdressers, photography by Thomas de Bruyne
Xantippe Hairdressers, photography by Thomas de Bruyne Xantippe Hairdressers, photography by Thomas de Bruyne
Xantippe Hairdressers, photography by Thomas de Bruyne Xantippe Hairdressers, photography by Thomas de Bruyne

‘I wanted to create a salon that doesn’t look like a hair salon,’ says designer Lieven Musschoot. The beauty space features white walls, light and dark wooden flooring, and a sandstone wall. Custom-made LED lights by Tronixx Belgium and black acrylic chairs by MDF Italia add to the minimalist and gender-neutral aesthetic.

This unusual design direction for a female hair salon illustrates a growing shift in the aesthetics and functionality of conventional beauty spaces. For more examples of minimalist salons, read our Beauty Futures report.

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