19 June 2021

Boris the Cuttery, Remarkable Salon Design

After years of working as hairstylists at Hair Machine, Damien Rinaldo and Anne-Marie Garreffa decided to open a salon of their own. They wanted to create a salon that has never been seen before. Through this began the idea of Boris, a fictional character who gave the name to the salon and also became the concept of the design for the space.

Boris the Cuttery is a lounge-open apartment in Adelaide (Australia) that draws inspiration from many sources: furnishings of the mid 20th century, the homes of Palm Springs, California, glamour, and Danish designs of mid last century.

“We thought about the concept for months, but the work lasted two weeks. The lounge is also inspired by our personalities: Anne-Marie is refined and elegant, and I am energetic and extroverted,” says Damien, L’Oréal Professionnel Ambassador. The two owners have carefully defined the style of the House of Boris: from 800 hand-painted tiles on the walls to the artworks decorating the space.

One of the most unpredictable designs in the salon is the mirrors: each workstation is embedded in a solid, handmade, wooden frame. Mirrors alternate with empty frames. A feature that creates a surprise and draws a smile from customers. The shop gained two silver medals at the South Australian Interior Design Awards and was nominated as a finalist in the Best New Hair Expo Design Salon of 2014. This salon has definitely found the key to success.

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