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A New Luxury Hair, Makeup and Beauty Salon just outside Edinburgh, Scotland
Relax and unwind in a gorgeous new space
The brainchild of founders Christopher Laird and Emma-Louise Cantwell, the space has been built from scratch to the duo’s specifications and spans an impressive 150 square metres over two floors.
Named after the pair’s month of birth (they were born a year and a day apart), they plan to provide an inclusive salon experience, offering services from ‘a hand-picked collective of creatives.’
The neutral, unisex interior was designed to be gimmick-free and to provide a ‘blank canvas’ in which to work. Luxurious materials – oak floor, taupe leather chairs and green velvet beauty stools – create a feeling of calm and are accented with lush botanicals and cleverly created ‘zones’, each with their own scent. Christopher and Emma took inspiration from places they had visited – five-star hotels, local bars and Ibiza spas – to ensure their salon would appeal to a diverse clientele.
Upstairs, the glass-fronted beauty mezzanine has space for six make-up artists, while an oversized wooden dining table provides a multi-functional workspace. ‘Lockdown has changed the way we live and work and shown us that clients want a versatile salon experience. We wanted to create a space that allows the customer to take their time – they can come in and use this area to take calls, have a cocktail, send emails.’
The lighting in particular has been given careful consideration; Emma worked closely with the electricians to ensure it would create the right ambience, without throwing off the accuracy of hair colours. The effect can be adjusted to suit the occasion – the pair plan on hosting events and seminars to make full use of the salon’s clever layout.
November Collective has been created to offer a bespoke service to a diverse clientele.