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Gloss Nail Bar

Branding, Interior Design, Signage and Shop fit.

Gloss Nail Bar

Our client, Emma, first came to us at what can be both an exciting but daunting stage of any new retail business/ project; she knew what she wanted to offer (a dedicated manicure and pedicure salon) and had just located a property (a lovely shop front on Chislehurst high street). She also had a name: Gloss.

She needed this to become a reality and appointed us to create the visual identity and interiors. We worked with Emma from planning to tender.

Our job was to translate her inspirations into a concept that would sit proudly on the high street and provide a unique offer, different to the style of nail salon shopfronts often seen. Emma wanted Gloss to be a modern space, where people could relax and enjoy their surroundings while getting quality treatments, take time for themselves or come to share the experience with friends and family. A place to see and be seen.

Crucial from the start was establishing the palette. One of Emma’s early inspirations that she shared with us were floral features: a profusion of peonys and roses set against their dark green foliage. This we evolved into the soft pink of the brand, to be used for the walls and shopfront, then grounded by the rich green of fabrics and complementary paint finishes. We kept the rest white for freshness and as a clean canvas for the bright colours of the polishes with glimpses of gold for detailing of fixtures and fittings. To give a feel of spaciousness within the shop we chose light and flowing flooring in pale greys.

To create a friendly, welcoming environment we designed bespoke manicure and pedicure seating and layout, that would allow people to socialise if they wished and enjoy the salon while their treatments are carried out. For the table tops we suggested a solid, smooth surface using Hi-Macs to echo the perfection of nail polish finishes.

The overall effect is one of elegance and simplicity. Plus, playful and modern – we have kept Emma’s inspiration from nature by introducing a moss wall that displays a neon light feature. More about this to follow but we are so glad to have been able to realise one of Emma’s key visions for her salon.

The final pieces are just going in and we are looking forward to Gloss nail bar opening and welcoming its first customers from tomorrow .

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A little bit of ‘Gloss’ for our High Street

Complete project from concept to completion, including the branding, signage, shopfront and interior design for a new High Street Nail Bar on Chislhurst High Street.

  • Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Retail Design
  • Sign Design