H2R Softens an Industrial Salon in Abu Dhabi
A new business devoted to helping customers look their best should look its best, too. So, when Rose Poudre, a salon concept in Abu Dhabi’s Galleria Mall, decided to grow from a hairstyling bar into a full-service salon, they enlisted H2R Design to freshen up the look of the space.
“We wanted to design an escape for women, a space that communicated radiating positivity and confidence,” says co-founder and partner Hasan Roomi. An industrial palette of concrete and marble is warmed by rose gold details throughout the 1,100-square-foot salon. “Curved acrylic panels, using a light pink to warm white gradient, visually break up the white concrete walls,” says co-founder and partner Husain Roomi, “softening up the space.”
The most important part of a beauty business, though, is lighting. “We needed the light to be bright enough so that hair colorists could work true to colors whilst maintaining the overall relaxing and warm mood,” says partner Jacqui Shaddock. “So, it’s tailored to each area—brighter in the retail shelving and haircut area, and dimmer in the hair wash and nail area.” And for a finishing touch, wire art from ArtPaintingLab offers a fresh, artistic aesthetic among the estheticians.