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.