BAD APPLE HAIR LAUNCHES NEW DESIGN-FORWARD SALON IN STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
Bad Apple Hair, the award-winning hairdressing group, has continued adding to its ever-evolving salon portfolio with the addition of its eighth stylish salon. Located in the picturesque town of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, the new salon, which opened its doors earlier this month, boasts an incredibly unique talking-point interior, designed to reflect the salon group’s fashion-forward personality and experiential services.
As a brand, Bad Apple Hair has become renowned for its bespoke method of styling and trend-led service, with each of its eight salons boasting a stylish and creatively designed salon interior as a reflection of this approach. Every Bad Apple Hair salon is designed with its own distinct identity, defined by a unique interior style, and Bad Apple Hair Stratford-upon-Avon, which is located in the town’s up-and-coming Bellcourt shopping centre, is no exception.
House Of Hackney
Designed to meet the salon group’s forward-thinking design standards, the salon interior was initially inspired by the iconic House of Hackney ‘Palmeral’ print – an instantly recognizable design that now covers a feature wall in the salon. Expanding upon this bold design theme, the salon space has been imaginatively designed to blend modern, minimalist features harmoniously together with natural elements and plush, luxurious details. The end result is a stylish, metropolitan oasis, and the perfect setting for Bad Apple Hair’s experiential hairdressing services.
The overall style of Bad Apple Hair Stratford-upon-Avon is evocative of a photographic studio, full of the same clean lines, stark simplicity and open-plan space. A monochrome colour scheme – the salon walls and floors are painted bright white, and in contrast the salon’s double-height ceilings are painted black – forms the foundation of this look, which paired with the exposed open plan layout of the salon and its huge floor-to-ceiling front window, gives the entire salon a modern industrial vibe with floods of essential natural light. Glossy white metro tiles in a stylish herringbone pattern cover the entire length of one salon wall, transforming the interior and giving it an ‘urban glam’ finish.
Central to the interior of this new salon is a bold feature wall, decorated in the same vibrant palm-leaf wallpaper that inspired the entire design concept of the salon. The green-on-white statement wallpaper, which sits juxtaposed against the graphic pattern of the metro-tiled walls, gives the salon a burst of energy, while the nature within the print creates an air of calm and stillness throughout the salon. To complement the palm-printed wall, lush green elements, inspired by nature, fill the reception and waiting area, with various types of foliage creatively woven throughout the retail units.
Photographic studio lights complete with visible electrical trunking and vibrant white strips of zig-zag shaped tubular lighting hang from the recessed ceilings, enhancing the atmosphere and giving a studio-inspired vibe to the interior, while filling the entire salon floor with bright white light. Meanwhile brass-lined vintage dome pendant lamps, in a variety of eclectic designs, hang fashionably in the reception, evoking a warm and inviting ambience and giving the waiting area a ‘tough luxe’ design finish. In line with its bespoke approach to hairdressing, everything within Bad Apple Stratford was tailor-made for the salon. From the bespoke lighting system to the styling stations, everything has been custom-made to the brand’s exacting and design-forward standards.
The new salon including a unique drinks area inspired by the ‘honesty bar’ found in the world’s top hotels, where clients are invited to help themselves to cold drinks from a mini bar, freshly brewed coffee and herbal teas, simply adds to the whole experience. Set against the salon’s standout palm-lined feature wall, the welcoming bar is adorned with blush pink, jade glass and brass coloured cups, and provides a welcome retreat from the salon floor. The private backwash area is an additional oasis of seclusion, sectioned off by an oversized statement Japanese screen. A striking piece of bespoke turquoise neon artwork in the shape of the Bad Apple Hair logo hangs behind the backwash stations, playfully commanding attention while casting a gorgeous azure glow over the entire backwash area.
The overall aesthetic of Bad Apple Hair’s Stratford-upon-Avon salon is fresh, edgy and fashionable, yet inclusive, inviting and enticing – exactly like the Bad Apple Hair brand itself, which prides itself on being creative to the core.
To find out more about the brand, you can visit Bad Apple Hair here.