Named after the Secret Service handles for John F. Kennedy and Jackie Onassis, Lancer & Lace Salon is rooted in iconic beauty. Established by two aspiring entrepreneurs in 2016, the founders approached Seattle-based design-build firm, Collaborative Companies, looking for help designing and building out their dream space in Belltown’s Insignia Towers.
Inheriting an empty shell and limited square footage, the design team had to take a strategic approach to the Salon’s layout. Key functional zones including styling and shampoo stations, private esthetician rooms, and restrooms connect through a central core that helps guide people through the space. The design team also inserted a concrete and steel stair that leads up to a new mezzanine, which created additional square footage for esthetician rooms, office space, laundry, and breakroom that helped the client maximize their program in the 2,300 square-foot space.
A minimalist palette of concrete, walnut, and steel provided a clean canvas for the client to display their collection of original art pieces—including a portait of the salon’s namesakes, John F. Kennedy and Jackie Onassis, by Seattle artist, Cheyenne Randall. The artistic and intimate ambiance is complemented by warm details such as the custom walnut styling stations and walnut canopy in the entry—all designed in-house by Collaborative.