Hair Salon Stansted

Hair Salon Stansted

The challenge we had for this salon was to create enough light in the right direction to illuminate the face when seated in the cutting chair – without resorting to wall lights. The owner wanted a clean and minimal interior scheme with as clean a ceiling and walls as possible.

Our solution was to wall wash around the perimeter with hidden recessed T5 fluorescent button fixtures at 4000K. LED downlight’s with a colour temperature of 2700K carefully positioned over the head of a person in a chair, illuminate the clients hair perfectly.

LED downlight’s at 3000K in the office and kitchen and Astro Lighting Minima downlight’s with Megaman 6W LED lamps to light the back wall behind the point of sale.

2700K LED tape to light the Aveda bottles in the hair wash area, doubles up as a source of light for this area too. It was important to ensure that when the client reclined in the hair wash chairs, there would be no glare from a downlight.

With thanks to Lino Thomas Hair Salon, Stansted Mountfitchet for the use of the images.

Andrew Orange, the owner of Orange Lighting qualified and worked as an interior designer in 1993 before specialising in lighting working on high profile projects based in London. Since starting Orange Lighting Ltd in 2003 he has been sharing his knowledge and unique teaching style mostly to his designer clients, offering practical real life advice born from running a busy consultancy and lighting supply business. Launching in 2020, his blog has evolved into Quick & Easy Lighting, curating some 25 years design experience into making the lighting choice and design process achievable and easy to understand for all.