A row of sleek styling stations and a waiting area are among the only furnishings in the ultra-modern salon.
When a salon’s interior is all white, eyes naturally go to the beautiful looks created by the talented artists. At Cristiano Cora salon in Manhattan, though, the salon’s monochromatic, minimalist interior is just as eye-catching as the hair styles.
A row of styling stations populates the length of the studio, and the wall contains built-in shelves and pockets to hold products and styling tools. The sleek white styling chairs coordinate with the art-deco seating in the waiting area. Also, built into a wall is geometric retail shelving, letting the Davines products stand out.
“The organic, modernist design of the studio, with its clean lines and sensuous curves, is the perfect setting for a designer like me, whose signature look is both functional and beautiful,” says owner and Vidal Sassoon-trained Cristiano Cora. “With stunning furniture, whose forms truly follow their functions, the feeling you get when you enter the studio is that of stepping into the future, where luxury and beauty become entwined.”
Bright red, art-deco shampoo stations give a shot of color.
Owner: Cristiano Cora
Location: Manhattan, New York
Opened: February 16, 2008
Total square feet: 2,000
Salon setup: 13 styling stations, retail area, shampoo area
Construction time: 4 months
Construction cost: $280,000
Equipment/installations: Furnishing by Maletti and Takara Belmont, latex light installation by New Mat.