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Going beyond cuts and colour, Salon Deauville ups the wow factor with a full salon and spa experience in an open, multi-faceted space.

Craving a place where locals could go and have an upscale but comfortable experience, Claudia Iacono, owner of Salon Deauville Coiffure & Spa in Montreal, wanted to add a dose of freshness to the over-60-year-old salon. Though Salon Deauville originally opened its doors in 1955, Iacono purchased and relocated it about five years ago, focusing on an open-concept design with a comfortable appeal and hoping to attract a younger clientele with the multi-faceted space. “We always heard ‘My mother used to go there’ and we wanted to change that and say you should come here, too.” Without wanting to appear too cold and uninviting, the design of the salon was meant to feel cozy. As Iacono explains, “The whole concept is to be very family-oriented. We didn’t want to make it a cold, trendy salon; we wanted [a warm space] that feels like home.”

A fashion designer by trade and married to an interior designer, Iacono’s inspiration for the space came naturally, with Lanvain Design there to help with the details for the dimensions of each of the different areas of the salon. In addition to the colour and styling stations, Salon Deauville’s nearly 7,000-square-foot space also boasts a nail bar, pedicure station, makeup application counter, treatment rooms, café for staff and clients there for a spa day or in between multiple treatments and retail boutique space where clients can stock up on hair and nail products and peruse curated clothing and jewelry options.

Details: Opened in 1955; purchased and renovated in 2009

Design: Lanvain Design

Space: Approx. 7,000 square feet, including style and colour stations, nail bar, pedicure station, makeup application counter, treatment rooms, café and retail boutique.

Team: 15 hairstylists; 8 colourists; 8 manicurists; 5 pedicurists; 6 assistants; 4 estheticians; 1 laser technician; 6 receptionists; 6 makeup artists; 1 café bistro staff

Brands: Aveda; Goldwell; Kérastase; Moroccanoil; Nioxin; Wella; China Glaze; Essie; OPI