| By Estela Ataíde

Le Coiffeur

Beard & Hair

PHOTOGRAPHY Laure Mélone

PHOTOGRAPHY Laure Mélone

PHOTOGRAPHY Laure Mélone

PHOTOGRAPHY Laure Mélone

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The product of the creative mind of French designer Margaux Keller, in association with architect Bertrand Guillon, Le Coiffeur is the new gem of Marseilles. Revolutionising the traditional concept of beauty salon, the space designed for the stylist and owner Pascal Lancien targets elegance and modernity.
Carefully conceiving every element of Le Coiffeur, Margaux Keller has created an environment that balances elements traditionally associated with the French coastal city with an innovative spatial organisation and cutting edge furniture.
The surprises begin in the salon’s waiting room, where the lamps inspired by the format of vintage hairdryers light up elegant sofas and curious coffee tables. On the floor, the concrete base is mixed with tiles, typical of Provence, while details in azure blue and yellow are a further nod to the region.
When it comes to washing hair, Keller has ensured a sense of privacy thanks to the creation of a wooden cabana, inspired by the cabins of Marseilles fishermen. Hair is cut and styled subsequently at fascinating individual booths, fitted with rounded mirrors protected by a hood to ensure the maximum intimacy of for customers, almost creating a personal space within the salon. In the area dedicated to barber services these booths have their own materials and colours, assuming the masculine traits of their users, which are reflected in the predominance of dark colours.
Striving continually to reflect the personality of the South of France, the creativity of Margaux Keller can be seen in every detail of the salon, defining a completely new beauty salon concept: in Le Coiffeur, the beauty of customers is preceded by the beauty of the space.