Worship Shu soon
A new temple of hair to open at West Ave: Development shapes up with LA/NYworthy coup
CultureMap has found out that the latest new tenant at West Ave is Azur Salon, the Shepherd Street staple salon of many a well-coiffed Houstonian.
Owners Nick Brines and Greg Decker revealed that they are opening a second, Shu Uemura-dedicated location called Azur West that will be one of just three of its kind in the United States. The salon has already received its Shu Uemura Temple Salon designation and will bring what now exists only at Bergdorfs in New York City and in Beverly Hills to Houston's own River Oaks.
"We'll be using Art of Hair products, and essentially living and breathing Shu," Brines tells CultureMap.
"It will be a luxury environment with very high expectations in the level of service and in the level of skill," says Brines, who is adding staff that he says is a mix of younger talent and more experienced long-time Azur stylists.
New accoutrements include a private treatment room and an in-house INOA color bar, a new ammonia and odor-free color line from L'Oreal.
The salon has already began construction and is projected to open this Holiday season, with fingers crossed for Thanksgiving.
Rome Salon & Day Spa is already open in the development and the Schiller Del Grande restaurant group has confirmed its plans to open two new restaurants in the multi-use megacomplex. A new concept called Zaika from the owner of Indika and a second Houston-area Eddie V's will also be going into West Ave.