Butterscotch & Chocolate


l2Located on Place Sainte Catherine, I’d passed by this hairdressing salon many times and had been curious to try it for a while. Flanked by the Sainte Catherine church and older buidling facades ranging in style from medeival to baroque to art nouveau, the sleek contemporary interior of Savagan really stands out – in a good way.

The creatively-styled salon features just one irregularly-shaped central table, creating a more open, social setting aimed at changing the culture of hairdressing. The minimalist all-white interior is highly visibe from the outside, thanks to the clear glass exterior which reveals a trendy clientele sporting bold angular cuts and edgy assymetrical styles.

This stylish spot seemed like the perfect place for me to get a new look. After years of wearing my hair in long layers, I decided to try something a little different and get an undercut (as made popular recently by the likes of Rihanna, Rosario Dawson, Natalie Dormer, and others). This would allow me to enjoy the best of both worlds – I could keep the classic long-locks look when wearing my hair down, but instantly shake things up with an upstyle to reveal my shaved nape for a more daring and edgy style.

In the capable hands of master stylist Guillaume, my hair was plaited and carefully cut, ready to be donated to Think-Pink, a Belgian not-for-profit organisation that would be able to use my hair to make wigs for cancer patients. I was not only treating myself to a new look, but also helping others in the process: win-win!

As if there wasn’t already enough to love about this place, I have since learned that the salon interior was designed by Danny Venlet, who is commonly known as a Belgian designer but actual hails from Australia. With this connection to home and the salon’s straight-out-of-a-magazine feel, I’m already looking forward to my return visit to Savagan.

45 Place Sainte-Catherine, 1000 Brussels

58-62 Rue des Tanneurs, 1000 Brussels

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