James Smith’s latest salon project, VooDoo in Northampton, gives him the chance to really stand out in two industries he loves – hairdressing and interior design.
There was already a salon on the premises, but says James it was in need of “a well-deserved injection of style”.
James, who has worked on interior design projects around the world, adds: “This was a pretty straightforward refurb for me. Everything was already in place, such as the plumbing, so all I needed to do was come in and powder its nose.” The whole refurb took just two weeks.
“I wanted to create another striking salon that got the town talking, and I think I have done that. There are so many features in this salon and a whole load more to come.”
Address: 241 Wellingborough Road, Northampton
Owners: James Smith and Kate Rose
Size: 850sq ft
Styling stations: Nine
Design: Society Interiors
Furniture: Society Interiors, Barthelmess, Decorado, Dir, various vintage pieces
Features: Butterfly wall, gold Chesterfield sofas, gold reception desk, cow-hide backwash seats, gold walls, and a penny floor.
Styling chairs: £149 each
Backwash chairs recovered in cow hides: £400
Gold sofa: £2,400
Reception desk: £600
Gold walls: £1,600
Resin floor: £600
Fixtures and fittings: £5,000
Web design/logo: £4,500
Design - James Smith, Society Interiors: 01604 637799
Furniture – Barthelmess & Decorado: 01604 696560; Dir Birmingham: 0800 085 3667
Electrics – D.I.C.E Electrical, Northampton: 07852 913783.