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NewsMaterialization • 3 Aug 2020

Say No Mo challenges traditional concepts of ‘beauty’ through design

Say No Mo is a conceptually new format for a salon. Designed by balbek bureau, a traditional perceptions of a beauty salon – and its gender distinctions – are erased. For example, at the heart of the design is a bar used for both beauty services and traditional cocktail receptions. Yevhenii Avramenko Located within an old building in Kyiv, the salon has a total floor area of 200 square meters over two levels. The ground level features several zones: reception, lounge, manicure/bar and pedicure, with the basement level containing makeup zone, hair care cosmetology restrooms and facilities. With a curved-wall geometry and without a single parallel wall, the space also boasts 4-meter high ceilings. Yevhenii Avramenko On... More