Madeeka Hair, situated in Mount Waverly, Victoria, has taken strides to further build on its welcoming, luxury space, with a consistent focus on client needs, tailored services and hair integrity at its core. Founded in 2008, the salon recently underwent a renovation, with salon owner Dee spearheading it all.
The renovation was designed with a warm and calming atmosphere in mind, while also ensuring the space is best utilised and operationally functional. Key design elements include an open space facilitated through floating stations and concealed Tesselgrids in pull-out cupboards for a clean and functional format. The hero element is a mini-salon-style private room that offers discrete, specialised and luxury capabilities.
“Madeeka’s point of difference is that it has a dedicated private salon space within the salon itself to accommodate multiple clients for a range of services. The mini-salon or ‘Dee-luxe Suite’ is used for wedding and bridal hair trials, special events or celebrations, privacy for hair and scalp analysis and treatments, team education or training, religious beliefs or some of our clients book it to feel extra special or just so they can work on their laptop whilst having their hair done,” Dee shared.
In general, the space has been renovated to fully realise Dee’s vision of inclusion and comfort, in line with her values for both her team and clients. Architectural firm Canopy created this aesthetic with that warm salon environment always front of mind. Pivotal elements in this build include timber slats and real plant vines in the basin area to create a private feel that is still open, with clever joinery allowing for secret trolley storage, merging style and function at every turn. The backroom area and reception area also follow this ethos.
“We drew our inspiration from a minimalist and timeless style, where the functionality and aesthetics are both enduring and unpretentious,” the firm said in their design proposal. “The proposed plan was designed to make way for a soft and open plan space characterised by muted tones, whitewashed walls, a green pastel palette and brushed aluminium accents.”
“Upon entering, visitors are greeted by a welcoming reception and waiting area along with hair stations, including a new central space with individual mirrors and benches,” the proposal continued. “The backroom features a private space for customers to enjoy a quiet and relaxing time during their hair treatment, enhanced by a cozy timber finish, textured paint and modern furniture, creating a spa-like atmosphere.”
Every lavish element has been considered with the client in mind, including details such as a pull-out drawer at each station for clients to hold their handbags. Real plants installed and maintained by Frenchams and walls painted with a ‘Haymes limed cement’ style are other features that add an organic feel and showcase extra attention to detail that is central to the salon’s luxury design.
Within this environment, the salon partners with Haircare Group to utilise and retail ranges such as Lakmé, Olaplex and Philip Kinglsey, as well as NAK Hair. The salon also partners with Sustainable Salons, with environmentalism, trichology and true hair care as guiding values and focuses. Madeeka boasts the Aura Smoothing Treatment from Lakmé as a hero treatment. The technology is vegan and health-conscious and offers long-lasting shine, smoothness and frizz reduction, combining all the salon values in one and aiding with both client attraction and retention.
Education is a core facet of Madeeka Hair, ensuring that team members at every level continue to develop their skills through their career. The salon hosts on-site and off-site training and professional development and encourages their whole team to be the best version of themselves, while always keeping team unity and support as a priority. Beyond this team focus, the client is described as “the centre of everything we do, their in-salon experience and how we make them feel is why they come back”.
This mentality is evident in the salon’s commitment to luxury, comfort and service, in their new salon renovation and beyond.
For more information visit www.madeeka.com.au
Photography by Janis House
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