Glam5 is a beauty salon in The Palms, Woodstock, which also offers a members’ club and photographic studio. Haldane Martin designed its interior with an underlying style of cutting-edge classic contemporary to reinforce the brand’s identity of glamour, luxury and comfort.

A plush, deep-buttoned reception desk upholstered in coral fabric welcomes clients into the salon.
Graphic black and white floral wallpaper and geometric pattern tiles contrasts with the coral upholstery, feature wall and a string installation centrepiece .

To create this innovative centrepiece, strings were hung from the roof and niche archways cut into it by hand – much like a haircut. The coral string is highlighted with lighting recessed into the bulkhead.
The main salon space is ordered symmetrically, with nail stations on the left, hair styling on the right and basins at the end.

Faux design classics accent each station. Tulip chairs and Componibili round storage cupboards intersperse individual full-length mirrors casually leaning against the right-hand wall. Coral string installations frame each hair-cutting station. Along the left, sets of Piña chairs provide comfortable seating for nail artistry. A circular mirror surrounded with mini LED lights is embedded into a makeup table – a final touch of Hollywood glamour.

Photography by Micky Hoyle





beauty salon, Cape Town, interior design