Ceilume panels create stunning aesthetic
Drybar, the nationwide chain of hair-styling salons, is a triumph of architectural branding. In the nine years since its first store opened in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif, US, DryBar has added about 120 stores across the continent that conform to its signature design aesthetic and offer customers in any location a consistent experience.
The Drybar brand is a service concept expressed as a very particular look. Intending to evoke a bar-like social venue instead of a traditional hair salon, Drybar’s signature aesthetic blends elements of traditional and contemporary design.
Certain key elements of the design are seen in virtually every store interior (except a few where the look has been modified to fit the context of a special location). These include the bar itself, the white marble countertops, a chandelier made of yellow plastic hair dryers, placement of mirrors where the customer will only see them at the end of the treatment, and an elegant coffered ceiling made of Ceilume thermoformed ceiling panels.
The multidimensional ceiling, which complements rectangular product shelves and the crisp detailing of the bar, completes the stylish ambience that Drybar’s founders sought to bring to hair styling.
Because of the use of sprayed products during Drybar treatments, ceiling panels that can be cleaned easily were a must for Drybar’s finishes. This requirement was easily met by installing thermoformed Ceilume panels, which deliver an eye-catching, timeless look that stands up to the rigors of a commercial environment. The thermoformed Ceilume panels are used in almost all Drybar stores.
Made from rigid vinyl, the panels are impervious to water and washable. If it is necessary to remove suspended ceiling panels for access above the ceiling, the panels are lightweight and easy to remove without damaging. Drybar’s ceiling, Ceilume’s Cambridge style, in white, is one of 39 styles, available in 16 colors and custom colors.