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Sola Salons provides private studio spaces for hair stylists, aestheticians, and other local specialists. We were asked to re-think the design of Sola's existing brand for their new location in Williamsburg. The below-grade space was fully gutted to create 33 studios equipped with hair washing sinks, built-in storage, and furnishing. A waiting bench and directory in the entry's wood clad arch frames a view to the lounge and studios beyond. The lounge functions as a waiting area for clients, a lunch spot for salon owners, and a gathering space for special events. Natural materials, wooden arches, and fluted details provide an elegant and bright subdued palette that fits the neighborhood’s aesthetic and offers a welcoming backdrop for a variety of tenants. The layout maximizes the number of rentable studios while also creating comfortable communal space for small businesses and their clientele.

AlexAllen Studio Architects

photographed by Alan Tansey

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