Leo Bancroft Hair Salon

The Brief:

Re-imagine the interior and exterior of a hair salon in Surrey, with two key requirements. 1. Clients must have a ‘first class’ experience with access to drinks, food, dedicated sockets & USB ports. 2. Stylists must have a dedicated area for concealed, pre-wired equipment and products at each hair station.

The Location:

A three-storey townhouse on the main street in Weybridge. Extra land was purchased by the client prior to our appointment.

The Client:

Award-winning hair stylist, Leo Bancroft

GD&L Design:

In response to the ‘first class’ experience, we designed individual ‘pods’ with curved decorative walls giving each client the feeling of personal space. Ribbed wood added texture and bespoke brass framed mirrors and pendants added glamour. We wired the stylists’ equipment through the back of joinery leaving the socket under the mirrors free for clients to use. To maximise the client experience, we added a service button for drinks or food. Floor stewards respond to the service lights, leaving the stylists to continue working their magic.

We also designed a large central island with a bespoke bronze frame and book-matched marble top and down-stands. These two pieces of joinery were then replicated throughout the rest of the salon. To keep the salon feeling fresh and bright all year round, we installed a large glazed wall with doors to a newly created courtyard. External and internal green walls, along with other-worldly wallpapers, were installed to ensure the salon is an escape from the everyday.


Space planning: Created layouts for new & existing areas of the salon, including reception
Architectural fittings: Feature lighting details, doors, ironmongery selection, skirtings & architraves
Bathrooms: Wallpaper
Lighting: Reflected ceiling plans
Finishes: Selection and final approval of all internal finishes
Schedules: Ironmongery, sanitaryware, lighting, finishes
Joinery: Hair pods and central island stations. Various cabinetry
Visuals: Sketch model of new & existing salons
FF&E: Selecting, ordering and purchasing of all furniture, fittings & equipment
Dressing: Installation and styling of finished interiors
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