With a fusion of art and pop colours, designer Shantanu Garg gives a unique décor to Style and Scissors Salon in Jaipur
The project is dedicated to beauty in its entirety, not only because it is a beauty salon but also because designer Shantanu Garg ensures that the space represents a very high level of beauty and aesthetics. Tucked in the quaint locales of Jaipur, Style n Scissors Salon is a fusion of art deco details with traditional influences accentuated by pop art style.
Talking about the project, Garg says, “The client wanted something exclusive that could form their brand identity and then the same could be transcended across their branches scheduled to open in the future throughout the country.”
The exterior was created to represent a transition of art deco and modern styles in multiple planes placed in levels to create a sense of depth and massing. It stands out in the space and at the same time sinks in the feel of a salon where one wants to enter and experience it.
A pop colour palette combined with Mughal era elements like defined arches and pillars, cutwork mirrors and an indoor porch style lobby moulding the decor into a style that is contemporary relevant. “The interiors represent a transition of art deco and modern styles into multiple planes placed in levels to create a sense of depth and massing. The furniture and colour of the walls change between neutral and pop accents. While bright shades of turquoise and fuchsia keep the space lively and dramatic, the alternate setting with tall plants and natural light is reminiscent of Mughal gardens or a bagh,” explains Garg.
All spaces are designed using custom made furniture and intricate details involving the use of vibrant colours, rustic finishes and baroque and art deco styles of furniture. One can feel lost in the space and this salon takes beauty to another world experience. Spot lighting and ambient lighting is used in the project.
Gargs says that his favourite part of the project was the hair styling section due to its unique take on layout and design with different types of mirrors and the centre island. The salon is bifurcated and designed in three floors with designated services on each floor.
The hair styling section on ground floor consists of mirrors in various shapes of baroque style and pillars segregating each station with functional details. First floor includes bridal stations, spa suites and waxing rooms designed in a transition of Mughal shapes with modern setting and rustic finishes which give an eclectic feel to the space. Bright shades of turquoise and fuchsia are used to keep the space lively and dramatic for the clients. Second floor has pedicure manicure rooms and private mini salons with all services in one space for individual overlooking green plants and natural light. It also has a meditation room which is used for chanting and meditation before taking the client for a treatment.
Giving out the details about the material used, he says, “Materials used include the ones used in structure to decor. There are tiles, stone, bespoke furniture crafted on site, paint finishes derived by our research and development department, locally sourced artefacts and more.”
The design with all its elements is making the space look and feel different from the usual beauty salon and the marriage of Rajasthani traditional art with modern setting is creating a perfect magic.