The large 120 square metre space has a dramatic presence on Harrington Street with a backlit onyx front desk setting the mood for luxury and prestige.
A consistent quality of materials and design is echoed throughout the salon from hand-made marble benches and basins, fully flat hair spa chairs, to the pressed metal white doors with Swarovski crystal handles and decadent chandeliers.

The salon’s entrance features a laid-back consultation and make up area which moves onto four well-spaced cutting chairs surrounded by glass clad side-tables and French flirtation. Two built-in pedicure stations with gold leather cushions and mosaic tiling effortless blend into the salon’s luxe environment.

At the back of the salon is a decadent and discrete basin area screened by black high-gloss Arabic print doors and soft brown-glass lighting to create a mood of deep relaxation.

The salon's owner and interior designer chose the top of the line Takara Belmont full-flat Yume chairs as she believes they not only give her salon a luxury point of difference but they are the epitome of pampering for the most indulgent hair and scalp treatments.

Integrated and zoned sound-systems, air-conditioning and the high-ceilings and multiple floor levels all contribute to the salon’s seamless sense of luxury but such discerning taste didn’t come without challenges and as Nella admits there are always plenty of setbacks along the way when designing such a large space.

“Getting council approval to do what I wanted in a heritage listed building was one of the biggest challenges to start with. It took many months and a lot of negotiations,” the owner explained.

“We had to account for every detail including the height of a step down to the last centimetre which can be a very stressful process. It took a bit longer than I expected to finish but the result is well worth the wait,” she said.


Trumps Alto Ego

117 Harrington Street, The Rocks

(02) 9252 1800

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