Salon of the Year

Salons of the Year 2017: Jose Luis Salon

Stacey Soble | April 26, 2017 | 12:05 PM
The contemporary cobalt stone reception desk makes a first impression.
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The boutique-style retail area encourage shopping.
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The boutique attracts shoppers who are then introduced to the salon.
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A makeup bar tucked into the retail area invite clients to play.
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Jose Luis' target market is professionals with a disposable income.
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Rainfall glass partitions create a sense of privacy in the shampoo room.
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Two-sided stations include self-lit mirrors.
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Jose Luis is located in an upscale shopping center.
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Jose Luis Salon
Austin, Texas
Owners: Jose Buitron, Bill Pitts
Salon style: chic, classic, luxurious
Square footage: 3,000
Stations: 20
Equipment: Maletti
Furniture: Dovetail custom cabinets
Total design investment: $1,130,000
Retail lines: Oribe, R+Co, Kerastase
Color lines: Wella, Goldwell, Pulp Riot
Design by: Lauck Group
Architects: Lauren Field, Lauck Group
Photography: Bruce Malone, Casey Dunn and Tre Durham

At Jose Luis Salon, luxury is communicated through the 23-foot ceilings, the immense wall of glass entrance, the chandelier and the cobalt blue stone reception desk.

Owner’s comment: “Because we are in a shopping enter, we included a boutique at the entrance to attract shoppers through our doors, who are then introduced to the salon. Our large window with display mannequins let clients know we are a shopping destination.”

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