i-tocco hair & beauty
type: interior remodeling for i-tocco hair salon
location: 324 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA90020
size: 2,600 sq. ft.
‘i Tocco hair & beauty’, formerly known as Tocco hair, has been designed to overcome several existing difficult conditions. Dark and gloomy inside, long entrance corridor, old-fashioned and shabby interior materials and the hardest condition - extra low budget.
To maximize the effect of remodeling, more than half of the given budget was concentrated on the entrance - the very first impression of the salon. The main entrance was moved to the inside about 8 feet to make corrior shorter resulting new vestibule space. The boring ans jiggling long walls were cleaned up with dark mirror wall and red painted furred out wall with TVs as a metaphor for the catwalk at a fashion show. At the end of the cat walk, the costomers are welcomed with the glowing glass box and framed curtain wall.
The arches and colunms remained to minimize the framming work and the entire area was painted with pure white to make bright and elegant atmosphere.