Pony Professionnel by Mana Dave

Click to enlarge
Pony Professionnel salon, Auckland.

Pony Professionnel salon, Auckland. Image: Supplied

1 of 3
Pony Professionnel salon, Auckland.

Pony Professionnel salon, Auckland. Image: Supplied

2 of 3
Pony Professionnel salon, Auckland.

Pony Professionnel salon, Auckland. Image: Supplied

3 of 3

Recently, Urbis featured five designer spaces that have successfully transformed the salon experience, but it wasn’t until the latest issue (#70) hit shelves that we discovered this chic newcomer, Pony Professionnel, in Auckland’s Newmarket.

Launched by award-winning stylists, Mana Dave and Kate Smith, Pony Professionnel puts the ‘cut, colour and style’ experience to one side and focuses on treatments, hair advice and on-the-go styling services (as made popular by its little sister, Pony Express).

Inside the salon, the eminently stylish influence of interior designer Katie Lockhart is evident throughout. Starting with a foundation of calm, neutral tones and pastels, Lockhart infuses inspiration gleaned from 1960s French coiffeurs and rural Japan. “I think combining these two influences gives the interior a certain amount of unexpected interest,” she explains. Hexagonal patterns flow from the signage to the floor tiles, and rough-sawn blocks of wood and bonsais, illuminated by low-hung pendants, give the effect of mini installations on the merchandise stands. Salon products in a considered arrangement of colours bring additional interest to the interior wall spaces.

To see the other Urbis salon spaces, check out issue #70 in stores now.


More spaces

Glamour Girl

Glamour Girl

A humble Auckland bungalow is transformed into a drop-dead-gorgeous family home with an elegant garden.
Communal kitchen

Communal kitchen

Staff members at Fisher & Paykel got a new perk at their jobs recently, when they moved into their new office.
Bathroom update

Bathroom update

We’ve rounded up the latest trends and tricks for the smallest room in the house.

Most read

Glamour Girl

Glamour Girl

A humble Auckland bungalow is transformed into a drop-dead-gorgeous family home with an elegant garden.