A new pinnacle in Hairdressing service.
29 July 2011
London, July 2011: The UK‟s leading colour specialists and luxury hair salon, Daniel Galvin, has marked a new chapter in the evolution of its history, with the opening of the new Daniel Galvin Hair Salon at London‟s next generation of spa, ESPA Life, situated within the latest luxury landmark, Corinthia Hotel London.
This stunning new salon, featuring nine stations, bears all the hallmarks of the legendary Daniel Galvin service, offering unrivalled technical expertise and heritage within a brand new ultra-luxurious salon space. The salon team have been hand-picked for their West End experience and all have spent three months at the current Daniel Galvin salon becoming „Galvinized‟.
Drawing on Daniel Galvin‟s strong links with the film industry, the new salon also incorporates the experience and insight of world famous, Oscar-winning, make-up artist and long-time salon colleague, Lois Burwell. A leading light of the Hollywood „behind the camera‟ scene, Lois helped Daniel design the innovative bespoke lighting for the Ultimate Make-Over Room. The Ultimate Make-Over Room is a world first, created to offer complete discretion and privacy to visiting celebrities, actors, actresses and privileged salon guests.
Designed by GA Design, the hotel‟s principal designers, the salon builds on the aesthetic and values of the main Daniel Galvin flagship salon and combines them with the key themes of the rest of the hotel and spa area. With a rich colour palette of earth tones, the space has been created to relax guests, providing a hairdressing experience that is completely isolated from the distractions of the outside world. When desired, the ESPA Life spa team are on hand to provide a manicure or pedicure that is second to none, right there within the salon.
Daniel Galvin at Corinthia Hotel London is set to become a destination salon for both men and women. Those in the entertainment industry are sure to use the salon as the perfect spot to prepare talent for press junkets. Spa and hotel guests will want to experience the ultimate blow dry, after indulging in ESPA treatments or before an occasion dinner at one of the hotel‟s distinctive restaurants. The salon is also the ideal special location for the stylists to create bespoke looks for brides and wedding clients.
“Opening the first Daniel Galvin salon since our Marylebone flagship within Corinthia London has given us the chance to create something truly magnificent in a really special building in the heart of London. This salon has been two years in its creation and Daniel Galvin are very proud and privileged to be working with a hotel with such vision.” - Daniel Galvin, Salon Founder THE ULTIMATE MAKE-OVER ROOM Inspired by Movies, Media and Music Discretely separate from the bustle of the main salon there is an almost invisible door that leads to the Ultimate Make-Over Room. This unique room offers 100% privacy to visiting celebrities, actors, actresses and guests looking for something a cut above the usual salon experience.
Corinthia London has already established itself amongst some of the biggest names in cinema, art, culture, media, fashion and luxury who have visited the hotel for a first look. Six private executive level meeting rooms are fitted with a state of the art high definition optical turnkey system that effortlessly allows total connectivity for media broadcasting, recording, editing and mixing. With Corinthia London set to become the destination venue for the movie, media and music industries it made perfect sense for the Daniel Galvin salon to offer an exclusive VIP room.
Make-Up Artist Lois Burwell consulted on specific design elements of the Ultimate Make-Over Room to ensure its status as a haven for visiting actors and actresses who need to revamp their hair for their current role or simply as a hair and make-up room where they can be prepped for a day of press junkets and interviews within the hotel. Kino Flo lighting has been specifically designed and installed to imitate everything from on camera HD to outdoor lighting. The room itself offers an intimate space with enough room for a make-up artist and hair stylist to work together.
Lois has been the head make-up artist on Braveheart, Catch Me If You Can and The Last Samurai and previously worked as personal make-up artist to Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson and Michael Caine. Lois has used her expertise and experience working in the film industry to advise on the needs of visiting talent and film crews.
“I first met Daniel Galvin over 20 years ago when I started in the business. I was working with an actor on a movie. He came for make-up and hair tests with bleached blonde hair that urgently needed to be „corrected‟ for a period piece. I asked around for the best people in town to do the most accurate colour and was directed to Daniel‟s salon. We‟ve worked on projects together ever since.
When looking at the needs of the Ultimate Makeover Room my inspiration came from the private salons of the old school Hollywood studios. I wanted to create a space that was a private, „safe space‟ that actors and celebrities in particular, would feel comfortable in. In the age of Twitter and camera phones it becomes a challenge, even at studios, to find this type of space.
I wanted to have access to all the tools of the trade, correct power and adapters, lights and atmosphere too. A tailor-made facility for make-up and hair to come to life.
The priority was a well-lit, functional space with enough comfort and luxury not to feel too much like hard work for the talent. A combination of practicality and comfort with style. A room that just works….
I‟ve always wanted to have a space like this available to me; a „make-over playroom‟.” - Lois Burwell, Oscar Winning Make-Up Artist
Two screens in this unique VIP room offer a choice of a constant stream of live TV or the pick of over one hundred of the world‟s most iconic movies to inspire and entertain guests.
The room also works as a fully functioning office for those that may need to work or speak with their directors or family whilst they have their hair styled. As well as having various charging points and Skype facilities, talent will be able to upload rushes of their latest projects to use as a guide brief to the stylists and to ensure film continuity.
The complete seclusion of the Ultimate Make-Over Room also ensures it as the perfect choice for ladies whose religion and culture necessitates privacy when exposing their hair.
Monday to Saturday: 8am to 8pm
Sunday: 11am to 4pm
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Corinthia Hotel London
Corinthia Hotel London is housed within a grand Victorian building just off Trafalgar Square, with 294 rooms, including 43 suites, offering sweeping views across London‟s most popular landmarks. The „21st century grand hotel‟ provides unrivalled world-class luxury with superb ground floor offerings including „The Northall‟ restaurant, serving the best in British produce; „Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar‟, headed by chef patron Massimo Riccioli, and the musically inspired destination bar „Bassoon‟. Home to the pioneering „ESPA Life at Corinthia‟, a next-generation spa housed across four floors, the hotel also boasts among the largest rooms and suites in London, an original restored ballroom, Victorian columns and tall windows that let in swathes of natural light. The flagship Corinthia Hotel London is the ninth of Corinthia Hotels‟ collection of five-star hotels founded by the Pisani family of Malta and is located in the heart of the capital, created by experts with a passion for craftsmanship and an understanding of world- class service.
ESPA is the world‟s leading total spa company building award-winning spas in five continents across the globe. Years of experience covering strategy, operational, conceptual and development elements of spas combined with an in-depth knowledge of differing cultures, products and treatments, have resulted in a Company which is well rounded and genuinely committed to inspired natural products, treatments and continual spa development.
Recognised as leaders in spa, ESPA consistently remains at the „cutting edge‟ of the Spa Industry, continuously adding to its worldwide accolades, with recent awards that include:
Best Spa Brand in Spa Finder‟s 2010 Readers Choice Awards
Best Spa Company & Best Educators in 2010 Spa Asia Crystal Awards
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