Salon in the Spotlight: Plaster, Crystal Palace, London

By Kat Hill | 24 February 2021 | Feature, Salon & Spas

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Found in the urban hotspot of Crystal Palace, Plaster is an inclusive salon offering natural nail treatments and nail art appointment. “Opening in 2019, Plaster was borne from the want to offer our clients – irrespective of gender, identity, background or profession – a space to be whoever they want when they step through our door,” smiles Zahra Beedassy.

Zahra Beedassy

The salon is bright and fresh, while wood panelling offers a warming touch. Together, the carefully selected palette creates a calm and neutral space. The combination radiates professionalism and a caring ethos that can be instantly felt.

“I wanted to create a space that was aspirational,” states Zahra. “The salon sees a minimal design, with touches of luxury through the brass taps and marble countertops.

“We were lucky that the space has high ceilings and lets in plenty of natural light. This caused me to gravitate towards quite a pared-back, industrial yet Scandinavian feel through a neutral palette.”

Zahra cites the pedicure area as her favourite spot in the salon. On a raised platform, two cushioned rattan chairs await clients, with dark stone pedicure bowls perfectly placed in front and filled by gleaming brass taps. It makes for an inviting corner to pause and enjoy the tranquillity of a pedicure appointment at the salon.

“The elevated pedicure chairs are the perfect place to watch the world go by,” Zahra smiles. “Carefully placed mirrors reflect the sky outside, too. This area was really important when thinking about light placement in the shop as it’s a space where clients can have a moment to themselves.”

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