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DEC 2015

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34 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | DECEMBER 2015 Y ou can always spot tourists on New York City streets; true Manhattanites never look up. Though thanks to Salon Ziba, locals will have a hard time not appearing like curious visitors as they pass its latest space. Owner Alosno Salguero always had his eye on the former Prada showroom and NY Jets offi ce for his second salon—even though it is down the street from his original location. But the site posed a problem: How best to attract passersby to a second-story salon? The solution: He hired Peter Millard and Susan Kwon of Millard Kwon Design. The 4,000-square-foot, white-on-white space features 28 fl oating stations in the main room and two more in a completely enclosed private room that houses a high- powered ventilation system, rendering outside noises and inside odors nearly nonexistent. "The idea of building a private room is so that we can accommodate our VIPs and celebrities in a very intimate environment," explains Salguero. (Psst: Adriana Lima is a devoted client!) Set like communal tables, the stations in the main space fl oat in the center of the room and feature fi nished stainless steel and faux marble accents, drawers to tuck away stylists' tools, and USB ports for clients' every tech whim. "We used faux marble for the stations as it's dye-resistant," shares Millard. "Hair dye is specifi cally developed to stain permanently. It's a lethal substance for a lot of natural things." Natural light and a ceiling fl anked with LED lights make the lighting scheme a colorists' dream come true. "When you want to focus on doing great color, it's important to have this type of light," explains Salguero. Everything in the salon is meant to be in plain sight of clients. A L'Oréal Professionnel color bar has every shade displayed, and a trough-and-drainage system allows stylists to mix up color while clients look on. A washing station with eight high-end Maletti sinks and chairs has every product right at hand, while a dry bar showcases six stations. An illuminated shopping area boasts Kérastase, Shu Uemura and Ziba products, and a Tricho bar offers Kérastase treatments for people with hair and scalp issues including weakened, normal-to-dry and color-treated locks. Bonus: Trichologists are on hand to chat up clientele about the best treatment for their issues, and even advise at-home recipes. But aside from exceptional word-of-mouth recommendations, what Millard really thinks will attract new clientele is what they'll see in the enormous fl oor-to-ceiling windows facing 57th Street. The alcove ceiling made of Venetian plaster was devised to be light-refl ective and eye-catching to entice walk-in traffi c. "We designed the well in the ceiling with silver leaf, so when you look up from the street it is phenomenal," notes Millard, who also included thinly shaved wooden Japanese chandeliers for an added touch. Mirrored cubes set on top of the stations also refl ect L'Oréal images, noticeable as you walk down 57th Street. "You see fashion images refl ected and you aren't even sure where they're coming from," shares Millard. "It's really beautiful." Salon Ziba's newest location boasts a gorgeous, high-tech design in a familiar part of town. —MOLLY CHURCH Conversations/ Salon of the Month ➊ Cubic mirrors atop the stations create eye-catching refl ections. ➋ High-end Maletti sinks and chairs complement the clean, modern aesthetic. 1 2 Details, Details Products: L'Oréal Professionnel, Shu Uemura, Kérastase, Moroccanoil, Salon Ziba Size: 4,000 square feet; 30 stations for cut, color and blowouts Architectural Aspects: An alcove ceiling, created with Venetian plaster and artisan-applied silver leaf, changes hues and refl ects light as the sun moves during the day; fl oating mirrors at each station are lit from within to remove shadows, provide a clear eye for color and make complexions glow Perks: Each station contains a USB port charger, so clients can plug in while they're being pampered SALON ZIBA 50 West 57th Street, Second Floor New York, NY 10019 salonziba.com facebook.com/salonzibanyc Looking Up

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