Michael Labrecque Salon

Boston, MA

[ THE CHALLENGE ] Transform a subterranean retail space into an evocative sequence of spaces for washing, coloring and styling, while addressing Newbury Street with an inviting reception and waiting area.

[ THE RESPONSE ] Curving soffits and canted walls energize the entry and lead to the main salon space beyond; its ceiling hovers over the sculpted walls to define intimate styling areas. Light emanating from coves and reveals enhances both height and depth to make the low-ceilinged areas feel spacious. Bright colors accent the black, white and silver pallet and give each room its own character.