The iconic Sloans of Lane Cove, created by hair industry icon Scott Sloan, has been a hair industry institution for 21 years, building a hair industry empire from this salon in a series of two go-to style destinations. The Lane Cove space has created that reputation as run by an award-winning team directing a relaxed and sociable environment that offers modest glamour, bold colour and looks inspired by international runways. Now these values will continue in their new, larger premises across the road.
The new Sloans of Lane Cove space complements these core tenets with a design that is both effortlessly chic and warmly inviting, as inspired by nature and the salon’s leafy surrounds. The salon design has a neutral palette of beige, oak, sage and forest green, to feel like a relaxing breath of fresh air as clients walk in.
In form, the salon is built with repeated curves and arches to create movement, complemented by a subtle use of texture with brush-stroke wallpaper, travertine tiling, contoured joinery and luxury Verde Oceano marble. This continues a connection to nature with layers of tactile elements.
A hero feature of the space is an arched tunnel leading to the spa-style basin and mix bar area, creating a sense of arrival and significance about entering the space. This area is darker and moodier, with a more dramatic use of colour and lighting to provide the ultimate relaxing experience and to create a sense of separation from the rest of the main salon. The space includes sculptural boucle armchairs, floor to ceiling sheer curtains, hand-blown glass and alabaster lighting for a heightened sense of luxury within the relaxing environment.
The Sloans group consists of Lane Cove and Sloans of North Sydney, employing a team of 27 hair professionals across both spaces. The teams have won awards and nominations including nods for Australian Hairdresser of the Year, Creative Salon Team of the Year and Business State Salon of the Year, as well as a win for the best Australian Salon of the Year in business.
This new space is the next important step in the Sloans dynasty. Welcome the new Lane Cove!
For more information visit www.sloans.com.au
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