A Lesson in Posh

November 9, 2011 | 4:12 PM
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The in-house lounge combines the comfort of the living room with the vibe of a Hollywood hotspot—little bits of the unexpected, such as the pops of orange-red color, the bubble chandelier and the floral ottomans, add whimsy to the sleek, sophisticated furnishings.
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Akopian is particularly proud of the wall of birch trees, which line the wall where all areas of the salon meet, including the hair salon, nail lounge and spa. In keeping with the theme, Le Posh uses birch in many of their signature spa treatments.
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The Bar, featuring resident DJs spinning beats and flatscreens streaming the latest from the runways, helps the space transition to events outside of business hours, such as parties and even the filming of TV shows and commercials.
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Le Posh’s stations take comfort into consideration for both employees and clients, while a special VIP Suite offers the perfect pampering escape for any Hollywood A-Lister.
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Le Posh’s stations take comfort into consideration for both employees and clients, while a special VIP Suite offers the perfect pampering escape for any Hollywood A-Lister.
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An uber-hip, ultra posh nail lounge allows clients to get scrubbed, buffed and polished in luxury.
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Le Posh
Salon and Spa
Los Angeles, California

Owner: Anton Akopian
Salon established: 2011
Reta il: Oribe
Square footage: 5,500
Number of styling stat ions: 11
Manicure stat ions: 7
Pedicure stat ions: 4
Treatment rooms: 4
Equipment/Furnishings: Takara Belmont
Designer: Tag Front

Located at the foot of the Hollywood Hills on iconic Sunset Boulevard, Le Posh Salon and Spa offers clients an oasis from the chaos of Los Angeles.

Working alongside Takara Belmont representatives Mike Caron and Sheila Bryan and the design company Tag Front, owner Anton Akopian and his team drew their inspiration for the 5,500-square-foot space from contemporary European design, encompassing classic elements with new lines, interesting materials and a little bit of the unexpected. “I wanted to create an open flow for a more spacious, community feeling, much like the vibe in many salons and spas in Europe,” says Akopian.

The day-to-day life of Le Posh’s employees was an important consideration when designing the space. Built-in vacuums were included in the hair stations, requiring employees only to sweep the hair. Additionally sinks were installed in the massage and facial rooms to allow therapists and estheticians easy access to water.

Le Posh captured one of Takara Belmont’s 2011 Cutting Edge Design Competition awards. Here, Akopian gives us a tour of the space:

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