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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A pompadour perhaps?

Have you seen Brad Ngata's new hair salon at The Ivy in Sydney, Australia? It is so dazzling and opulent that even Mme. Du Pompadour herself would have felt luxurious having her tresses done here.

What is Madame envisioning? Something new? Let's begin with a wash.

Yes, I'll be happy to look down at those gorgeous herringbone floors.

Here is some of Mr. Nagat's previous print work. I think his salon suits his style.

The architect was the wonderful Scott Weston. Weston, who does both residential and commercial design, has won numerous awards. You can see from this photo of his home from Belle Magazine what his personal design style is. Brilliant. He was the right man to bring forth Mr. Ngata's vision.

The salon is located at 2 Palings Lane, 320 - 348 George street, Sydney, 2000. If you'd like to book an appointment the international number is 0011 61 2 9281 1220.


Jill said...

I would love to be pampered in a salon such as that! I'm not so sure about the hairstyles though, I believe I am a bit more traditional!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Laura!
I'll ring him right up for an appointment! Oh to go to such a
salon would be delicious! Do you
suppose they serve champagne and caviar?
It's so nice to meet you Laura! Love your blog and will be back. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway!!
Hugs, sherry

Her Shabbiness said...

I love it. Simple yet elegant. Not sure I'll be in Sydney anytime soon, but if I were I'd have to check it out.

Mélanie said...

I totally love this place ! so much inspiration

Lisa Renee said...

Just wanted to thank you for the comments you left and your input on my project! (now if only some more people would critique it! haha)
I replied back to it over on my blog :)

Mimi Sue said...

Ooh la la. I think I'd love that hairdo. I'd be a big hit at the grocery store...Mimi

The Berry's Patch said...

I'm about to hit the salon. Not sure I would go that direction though. :-)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

That is so cool!!!! What a place to be!

M ^..^

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Wow! gorgeous salon!
Would love to have my hair done there,though it looks as though I may have to take out a second mortgage to pay for the honor! :)
thanks for the well wishes, Ive updated somethings on my blog.

Liz said...

Crazy hair! Love the salon though!


Elizabeth said...

How do you find these places? And how do you have the TIME to find them?
Gorgeous, luxurious salon!
I wonder how many people know who Madame de Pompadour was? I do, but I am a history teacher!

brooke giannetti said...

What a fantastic salon!
Thank you for sharing such an inspired design.

Thank you for putting a link to Velvet and Linen on you site. I hope you stop by again soon.


Miss Sandy said...

Hey, I live in the south and we invented those big ol' hair styles those models are sporting. I think I'll pass on the do but to gawk around the salon would be great fun!

Carrie said...

What a treat it would be to have a beauty service done in this salon!
Thanks for showing us this striking design.