Azur West - A Shu Uemura Salon Opens in Houston's West Avenue

Azur West Azur WestAzur Salons recently opened their second location, Azur West - A Shu Uemura Salon in Houston, Texas.

Azur West has been designated as a Shu Uemura Art of Hair Sanctuary Salon, one of three in the U.S. with additional locations to come in Beverly Hills and New York City.

The new 2,000 square foot luxury salon, designed by prominent retail designer Peter Millard, is located in the prestigious West Ave development.

Azur WestAzur West owners Nick Brines and Greg Decker celebrated the opening of the luxury salon along with over 300 guests including Chloe Dao, Jo Furr, Jean Maye and Joanna Hartland at a grand opening event.

Guests marveled at Neal Hamil models that were fully clad in Asian-inspired geisha hair art by Azur West Haigo Artists, with makeup by Jen Marine and Sarah Tucker.

Azur West features the Shu Uemura Art of Hair line of care and styling products, as well as private treatment rooms for clients to experience the luxurious Shu Uemura hair and scalp treatment ceremonies. The salon serves as a designated educational center for Shu Uemura Art of Hair stylists to receive training on new and existing products. The salon also features a one-of-a-kind INOA Color Bar, where clients have the opportunity to see colorists formulate the perfect color with the new ammonia-free permanent haircolor from L'Oreal.

"We are thrilled to be opening the first official Shu Uemura Sanctuary Salon in the U.S.," said owner and general manager, Brines. "Azur West will continue our tradition of providing our clients with the highest of service standards in a luxury environment, as well as serving as a Shu Uemura educational center for the most talented stylists in Houston."

West Ave is the center of Houston's vibrant urban environment and serves as the gateway to both River Oaks and the Upper Kirby District. The Upper Kirby area fosters a pedestrian-friendly environment, which offers the spirit and convenience of a neighborhood center, while maintaining the energy of a downtown.

Brines and Decker, have created vibrant spaces that combine their love of architecture, design, ambiance, amazing hair and beautiful skin. The original Azur Salon located in Houston has provided "hip, fresh, intelligent style" since February 2004 and was recently named Houston's Kérastase Privilege Salon. The salon offers a selective line of hair and skin care products including Shu Uemura, Kérastase and Aveda.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair is based on the simplicity and purity of Eastern beauty balanced with the sophistication of Western glamor when Shu Uemura was deeply inspired by the fusion of cultures experienced throughout his makeup career.

The selection of unique precious natural ingredients rediscovered through science delivers ultimate purity with the highest level of performance. The Art of Hair line is comprised of 18 haircare products formulated to perfect the hair fiber. The six haircare pillars are Full Shimmer for color-treated hair, Moisture Velvet for dry hair, Silk Bloom for damaged hair, Muroto Volume for fine hair, Prime Plenish for time-weakened hair, and Shusu Sleek for coarse, unruly hair.

For more information on the Shu Uemura Art of Hair, call 866-914-8750 or visit

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