Positioned at the first Beauty Emporium of Cape Town, The Palms in Woodstock is proud to present Glam5 beauty salon. With a full suite of beauty services on offer, including hair, nails, makeup, eyelashes and facials, and a unique spin-off of a monthly membership and “Ladies Club” which allows for regular pampering at affordable rates, there’s no doubt that this a brand geared towards glamour, luxury and indulgent comfort.The visionary Haldane Martin team was commissioned to design an interior that embodies the image of Glam5, while fulfilling functional business necessities of a beauty salon. The venue also houses a photogenic studio to reinforce this image and to further inspire women to enhance their inner and outer beauty. The aim was to visually capture and amplify the essence of splendour and prestige, the underlying style of Haldane Martin’s interior which boasts cutting-edge classic and contemporary design. A plush, deep-buttoned reception desk upholstered in coral fabric welcomes club members into the emporium, a visual metaphor for the indulgence of pampering in a lavish and relaxing environment. The prominent colour palette unifies the space with graphic black and white floral wallpaper, and geometric patterned tiles with contrasting coral upholstery, as well as a feature wall and centrepiece string installation. To create this innovative centrepiece, strings were hung from the roof and niche archways cut into the string with scissors by hand – much like a haircut. The coral string is highlighted with lighting that has been recessed into the bulkhead. The primary salon space is ordered symmetrically, with nail stations on the left, hair styling on the right and hair washing basins at the end. The visual symmetry is reinforced by the horizontal lines on the floor, whose reflective finish gives the space a sophisticated lustre, while adding to the sense of volume of the room. Faux design classics accent each station. Tulip chairs and Componibili round storage cupboards intersperse individual full-length mirrors casually leaning against the right-hand wall. Coral string installations frame each hair-cutting station: soft, feminine and fringe-like, while the high-gloss floor’s sharp triangular pattern evokes images of stiletto heels and manicured fingernails. Along the left, sets of Piña chairs run adjacent to the black and white floral wall, providing a comfortable seating area with a view for nail artists and clients. A final feature is a circular mirror surrounded with mini LED lights embedded into a makeup table – a touch of Hollywood to round off the sense of allure. Visit: www.haldanemartin.co.za
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