Salons of the Year 2016: Jose Luis Salon

Stacey Soble | May 30, 2016 | 10:42 PM
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Jose Luis Salon, Lamar Union
Austin, Texas

Owners: Jose Buitron and Bill Pitts
Salon style: Urban sophisticate, modern retro, glamorous
Square footage: 3,000
Stations: 20
Treatment rooms: 1
Equipment: Maletti
Furniture: Custom
Total design investment: $752,400
Retail lines: Oribe, Kérastase, R+Co
Color line: Wella
Design by: Jose Buitron and Bill Pitts
Photography: John Conroy Photography

Owners’ comment:
“We wanted to create a fun, glamorous and unique salon and shopping experience. In the shampoo area, renowned graffiti artist Jason Eatherly painted a custom art piece on the ceiling, which includes hidden images related to the history of Jose Luis.”

Judges’ comments:
“The lighting and pop of color makes me so happy.” —Connolly

“This design is fun and fearless. Every detail from the gold handles on the cupboards to the mural on the ceiling was executed with purpose.” —Nelson

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