Eggie Salon Studio
A young and ambitious business woman and hairstylist, Baton Rouge-born Rachel Eggie, founder of EGGIE Salon Studio, wanted to create a luxury salon space after spending years honing her craft at one of Houston’s most elite salons. Driven by excellence and a desire to provide professional development and training to fellow hairstylists, Rachel chose Tiek & Co. to help make her multifaceted vision a reality.
Designed in collaboration with architecture firm BY DAY, our team’s first priority was helping the client develop a program to meet the salon’s functional requirements. The second priority was to conceptualize a material palette that would achieve Rachel’s aesthetic vision—modern, glamorous, and slightly edgy.
The property had several unique architectural details upon which to build our design language, including an interior brick wall, 12-inch ceilings, arched windows, and lots of natural daylight. To create a high-energy, modern aesthetic tempered by these classic architectural details, we began with a design vocabulary of arched shapes, high-contrast and reflective materials, and traditional molding.
Against this foundational design vocabulary, we incorporated a bold palette of black and white marble tile and high-contrast black and white wall finishes, which visually energized the salon space. Brass, velvet, and glass textures added glamour. To create a distinct but open division between the retail and salon areas, we worked with a local manufacturer to design custom brass and glass shelving units that provided display space, storage, and a refreshment area for the salon’s clients. For privacy, the shampoo stations were tucked into the rear of the salon; a colonnade of arches divided the shampoo room from the rest of the salon, and created a dramatic starting point for the client’s experience. Working with our millwork team, each stylist station and all other salon millwork was designed specifically to accommodate the unique requirements of a hair salon. As a result, EGGIE Salon Studio is at once functional and visually evocative, telling Rachel Eggie’s story while creating a luxurious experience for her clientele and colleagues alike.