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Salons of the Year 2017: Vanity Heights Salon

Stacey Soble | April 27, 2017 | 9:25 AM
To compliment theme of  Old Hollywood Glamour, classic portraits of timeless beauty icons, like Twiggy, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O, were pritned in sepia on metal and 3-D mounted on the walls for a dramatic effect.
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The Vanity logo is engraved on the front desk with lights that shine down on it, so it's highlighted druing the day and glows at night.
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The goal was to make the wating area feel comfortable and conversational, with a neighborhood coffeehouse feel.
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An accent wall across from the styling stations features anique, gold-foiled wallpaper from Trove.
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Lighting embedded in the station mirrors is complimentary to the clients.
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Shampoo bowls and chairs are slightly removed from the way so service providers can stand behind the guest.
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Vanity's color area.
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An alternate view of the shampoo room.
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Vanity Heights Salon
Houston, Texas
Vanity-salon.com
Owners: Glennis Tolunay, Fiona Tolunay, Rory Tolunay and Alex Zuniga
Salon style: modern vintage, edgy classic eclectic glamour.
Square footage: 1,850
Stations: 8
Equipment: Takara Belmont, RG Shakour
Furniture: Novvo Etopa, David Edward
Total design investment: $353,680
Retail lines: Aveda
Color lines: Aveda
Design by: Slovack Bass Design Build
Architects: Interfield Group
Photographer: Julie Soefer

Going with an Old Hollywood theme, Vanity Heights Salon commissioned Skyline Art Services to print classic portraits of timeless beauty icons, such as Twiggy, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O, in sepia ink on metal and mount them on the walls.

Owner’s Quote: “We didn’t want a bulky front desk so had one designed from quartz and 3Form material that would fit the space perfectly. We had the Vanity logo engraved on the front, with lights that shine down on it so it’s highlighted during the day and glows through our windows at night.”

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