Azur West | A Shu Uemura Salon

Interior Design


Houston, Texas


2,000 sf

Project Features
  • Color Bar
  • Stylist stations
  • Reception
  • Treatment room
Located in the trendy, affluent West Ave mixed-use development, this salon designed by Kirksey creates a high-end, luxurious, European-style experience. The sleek black and white-hued salon is equipped with a one-of-a-kind Color Bar where guests may lounge and observe their colorist in action. Another unique feature includes The Sanctuary, a private, sound-proof treatment room where hair ceremonies are performed. With a play on high-contrast, the design aesthetic evokes a clean, modern, contemporary space with Japanese influences.

Designers used creative and efficient space planning that maximizes the space without losing luxury or functionality. Hair dryers hang unobtrusively from the ceiling instead of on a stand and there are multiple dual-use spaces to effectively serve high-end clients. Pocket doors were used in tight areas and designers kept smart circulation at the forefront of their solution. Custom millwork at the storefront is movable to accommodate events and take advantage of this highly visible space, adding versatility and allowing the space to be customized for specific events. High-end materials were used in high-impact areas to maximize the budget while creating a fashion forward feel.
  • ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Retail, 2011