Design in Balance
AT FIRST GLANCE, the interior of Ginger Bay Salon and Spa in Town and Country, Missouri, simply reads gorgeous. But upon further study, it quickly becomes apparent exactly how much thought and time the salon’s owner Laura Ortmann and her team put into the layout, material selection and design.
To create interest in an otherwise rectangular space, the overall salon design was based on the concept of yin and yang. This is clearly reflected by the black and white color contrast throughout the space, as well as the softly curving floor plan mirrored by the ceiling soffits which creates a path that flows through the processes of the salon.
“To maintain a sense of openness and achieve a contemporary atmosphere, we went with a gallery feel, with large-sized art hanging throughout the space and underlit retail shelving emphasizing the sophistication of the products.”
At 2,800 square feet, Ginger Bay’s newest location represents only a quarter of the company’s flagship salon, but that only made the design process more challenging, says Ortmann. “We wanted to incorporate hair, massage, esthetics, nails and retail, all while creating a sense of comfort and luxury,” she says. “And while it needed to balance between salon and spa, we wanted to explore a more fashionable and creative side of Ginger Bay here, while our Kirkwood location evokes spa and relaxation.”