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Sweet and Edgy at Sucré, A Body Sugaring Salon in Calgary, AB

by Sofia Tuovinen

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Ashley Watt first fell in love with the natural solution of body sugaring after some poor experiences with both wa and shaving. She quickly realized the lack of education in regards to the process and decided to make it her mission to teach and inform people of the more comfortable, biodegradable and all-natural process. In an urge to share her know-how and to get people to put down their razors and wa pot, she founded , Calgary’s first salon that strictly specializes in the ancient art of sugaring.

Sucré recently opened their second location in Calgary’s McKenzie Towne neighborhood. To turn the new space into the perfect reflection of Sucré’s brand, Ashley enlisted for the job. “I wanted the space to feel elegant, luxurious and feminine,” Ashley explains. The most important elements of the space-planning were the treatment rooms. Instead of feeling clinical, Ashley wanted each room to be in line with the rest of the boutique — comfortable, elegant, and sweet with an edge.

When transforming the former photographer’s studio into the hotspot in hair removal, Alykhan and his team used carefully selected wallpapers as their design inspiration and jumping-off point for the concept. For an edgy-meets-sweet feel, the designer played with the contrast of bold black quartz against soft pink walls and completed each space with geometric brass light fixtures for an intimate and welcoming feel. Although it took Ashley some time to get her head around the black and brass reception desk, she’s so happy she went for it. “Now that the desk is installed, I can’t imagine it any other way and [I] am so glad that I trusted my design team’s vision!” she exclaims. Since opening their doors in May, regular and new customers have been able to enjoy Sucré’s sugar-sweet services in an even sweeter space. Ashley adds, “It reflects our core business values in a stylish, professional manner and is welcoming to our clientele — we’re excited to be a part of a new and growing community.” —

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Image above: The entry wall is a taster of Sucré’s fresh and elegant interior concept. “We love the simplicity of the matte black logo and geometric pink details on the wall. Nothing is overdone, which allows each element […] to speak for itself,” interior designer Alykhan Velji explains. 

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In the reception area, Alykhan and his team used art and accessories to add personality to a quiet corner. The bar cart houses a brass dish that holds Sucré’s signature sweets.

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The look and feel continues from the front area down the corridor and into the treatment rooms. The white-painted wall molding adds a touch of refinement to this long and narrow space.

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We wanted the space to be edgy-feminine, so we used black elements as accents and to help ground the space. The gorgeous black quartz reception desk creates an amazing focal point at the front entry and balances the softer pinks and whites of the space,” Ashley shares. 

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A view from the hall toward the reception area. “We love the show-stopping that anchors the reception desk and greets patrons as they enter,” Alykhan notes. 

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Glass and brass wall sconces add ambiance to the hallway.

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Sucré’s owner Ashley wanted to create a sugaring salon that felt comfortable and inviting rather than clinical. “We accomplished this by using more decorative light fixtures and items such as wallpaper to help create a more intimate and welcoming atmosphere,” she says. The treatment room ceilings are wallpapered so that clients can enjoy beautiful pattern play during treatments.

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The black and white wallpaper introduces a touch of drama to this treatment room, keeping in line with the edgy and glam design direction.

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The staff hand sink area repeats the pink and black color story found throughout the salon. Brass hardware and faucet complete the look.

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A closer look at the brass cabinet hardware used throughout the salon. “The brass finish and geometric shape help to add some edge to the femininity of the space,” Alykhan explains. 

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With the repetition of pink and brass finishes, the washroom was designed to serve as an integral part of the overall design concept. “There is so much to look at from the marble wallpaper to the tile wainscoting and sputnik light fixture. The washroom is at once glamorous and edgy,” Alykhan says. 

SOURCE LIST

Entryway
Custom colored films: Anvy Digital
Custom logo sign: Topmade
Flooring throughout: Evoke Flooring Luxury Vinyl, color Kalani

Reception
Quartz for desk: Silestone USA, Eternal Marquina
Light fixture: Kelly Wearstler, Cubist Medium

Hand Sink Area
Quartz for desk: Silestone USA, Eternal Marquina
Faucet: Delta Trinsic model 9159T-CZ-DST
Pink tile: Ames Tile & Stone, Grace brick in Lilium CGR003
Sink: Blanco Precis U 1

Bathroom
Wallpaper: ONYX CZ2402
Tile: Ames Tile & Stone, Grace brick in Lilium CGR003
Sink: Elanti Ceramic 20″ Wall Mount Bathroom Sink with Overflow
Faucet: Delta Trinsic Single Handle High-Arc Lavatory Faucet 559HA-CZ-DST

Treatment Room 1
Wallpaper: Prime Walls Watercolor Painted Splash 455656
Wall sconces in all treatment rooms: CB2 Hex Geometric wall sconce
Flushmount fixtures in treatment rooms: Wayfair, Willa Arlo Interiors Becker 5-Light Flush Mount

Treatment Room 2
Wallpaper: Bolta Desert BB-WE-02

 

 

 

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