Studio RED Architects Designs Odyssey Now Nail Salon


The new 1,500 s.f. salon accommodates 16 total manicure and pedicure stations, as well as a runway for fashion shows and parties. Studio RED Architects also designed a state of the art filtering system and retail display for the salon.

The design team worked closely with Odyssey Now to create the salon’s unique new space. “When it comes to design, it’s all about collaboration” says Trung Doan, Partner at Studio RED Architects. “When you collaborate within the team and with the clients, you get them involved in the process and the outcome is comprehensive and encompasses the dreams of the design.”

Trang Nguyen and Van Luu of Odyssey Now “wanted the space to be hip, cool and fresh, unlike any other nail salon” says Ami Westbrook, project architect at Studio RED Architects. The salon’s design illustrates these characteristics.

Odyssey Now’s retail display includes built-ins on both walls of the salon that are illuminated with color changing LED lights. “The illusion of a runway was created with different colored flooring and is mimicked above in the ceiling, which features a sky image printed on fabric,” says Westbrook. The salon includes a central manicure bar area and a separate pedicure area in the back of the new space. Design aspects of the salon, from the sky-imaged ceiling to the rounded white surfaces, communicate a light and welcoming atmosphere.

Studio RED Architects initiated the project in February 2012 and completed it in October 2012. The award-winning architectural firm’s experience in retail design extends to projects with Liberty Plaza, Memorial City Mall, Brazos Mall, Moody Gardens and the Houston Center.

About Studio RED Architects

Studio RED Architects is a Houston-based architectural firm with a reputation for design excellence in entertainment, commercial and worship facilities. Project examples include worship centers such as Lakewood Church, performing arts centers such as the Texas Southmost College Music Education Building, renovation projects such as Brennan’s Restaurant and John C. McGovern campus (formerly Nabisco Bakery), sustainable projects, such as City of Houston Permitting Center (tracking LEED Gold) and Amazing Place (LEED Silver) and educational projects like University of Houston Clear Lake – Pearland Campus.

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