This fitout, Time For Hair, at Southport in Queensland was fitted out 2 years ago.
I went there not long ago to check out how it is holding up. Mike, the owner, always greets me witha big appreciative cheshire cat smile and still extolls the virtues of the design and even now gets favourable comments from his patrons. He is so happy that he has given me free hair cuts for life.
For those who have met me, that isn’t a bad thing!
During the design stage, Mike’s brief included having a storeroom with a sink, laundry facilities and a colouring station. However, the small size of the tenancy, coupled with the need for six cutting stations meant that I had to come up with an innovative design solution. Hence, all the facilities are hidden behind full height mirror panel sliding doors, which also have the advantage of not only visually increasing the size of the tenancy but also reflecting the haunting image that I designed for the rear wall.
The image that covers the back wall was created by myself and was commissioned by the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney and exhibited in 1999.