A modern day barbershop operated by passionate creatives striving to advance hairdressing through eduction and awareness, CRISP understands the importance of male grooming and its place in the life of today’s men. Having recently opened a second salon in Montreal‘s Saint-Henri neighbourhood, it would appear that their concept is being well received by their target market.
Designed by Ivy Studio, the architecture firm responsible for the jovial decor of the city’s Mile End-located bar and restaurant Jack Rose, CRISP is situated in a 700 square foot, long tunnel-like space, and is as minimalistic as the original shop; featuring a service counter, six barbering chairs and additional seating for waiting clients.
The palette here at CRISP Saint-Henri is raw, with concrete slabs and walls finished with a hand-made faux fini paint. A muted colour scheme is lifted only by the beige tones of the dried vegetation spread around the space and the packaging of some products displayed behind the counter.
The separation of barber stations is unclear as a single minimal raw steel shelving unit and mirror span the entire 40 foot wall, and here’s hoping that during these times of Covid-19, this can remain the case. Simple and understated, yet with an air of warmth and sophistication, the interiors of CRISP are as hip as the barbers and clients who will have no problem knowing they’ve arrived; the backlit steel cut-out CRISP logo a beacon for passersby.