Salon64: A New Social Hub Concept

Salon64 lies in the heart of Soho; surrounded by the perpetual hustle and bustle, next to the enchanting secrets of China Town and nestled by various clubs and bars. Almost the perfect location for a salon, but this isn’t any ordinary salon…

Image credit to Elizabeth Wilkins

Yes they do hair and make-up, just like any other salon. However Salon64 goes the extra mile, they have picked up on an ever growing trend that is resonant with millennials – interactivity and socialising. Ricky Walters, who is the owner and creative director has an impressive hairdressing career behind him, appearing at red carpet events, as well as in the glossy pages of Vogue and GQ magazine. Ricky is known for consistently pushing boundaries and innovation. It’s no wonder that he has now developed such a unique salon.

The Vision:

The salon bases its design features around being a social hub. There is a bar at the front of the salon, where they also sell their own branded coffee. You can also collect loyalty stamps, receiving a free blow-dry after 20 coffees.  There are frivolous cocktails to drink whilst having your hair coloured, and when you sit down to have your treatments delivered this is when the real experience starts. Each counter has a dressing table style pop-up, with ports available to charge your phone, compartments for your drinks glasses (of course, darling!), a drawer to hold coats and bags, and the pièce de résistance, a dimmer switch allowing you to adjust the lighting to suit your mood – or simply to view your hair/make-up in varying lights.

The Design:

In terms of the insta-worthy interior design, the salon is ultra-modern and attention to detail is phenomenal. There is a fire pit running straight through the middle of the dressing tables, (yes it does omit real heat, we checked!). There is an extensive use of dark wood juxtaposed against clinical white and sparkling golds. Making for a real extravagant, modern feel. This epitomises the concept of the salon.

Image credit to Elizabeth Wilkins

The entire experience feels very much personalised, and tailored to the needs of the modern human. There is also a downstairs vault, which can be rented privately for parties. What sounds better than having your hair and make-up done whilst drinking alcohol, and having a totally personalised experience!?

You can find out more about the wondrous Salon64 online here.

Michelle W x


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