morrison hair co.

At the end of last year I got a call from Rachel and James Morrison about shooting their salon in Laguna Beach. They were in the beginning stages of renovating a spanish style home and turning it into their family business and wanted me to shoot it when it was all finished. I loved them and the space immediately and couldn’t wait to work together. So when they asked for help with the design I was definitely on board. And when that quickly turned into a full design of the space it was the perfect opportunity to bring Morgan on to team up and design together. It was so much fun and so great to work with Rachel and James who trusted us to help create their ‘non salon’ salon.

I’ve also included some befores and afters so you can see the raw space and then the finished space. And you can read more about the details of the space on Morgan’s blog.

The best part about the salon is that the whole idea that Rachel and James had was that they wanted people to come in and feel like they were being invited into their home. So there’s no real ‘reception are, you just enter into a living room that comes complete with a whole beverage bar so that you can make yourself a cup of tea and relax before your appointment. (and yes that’s a custom terri planty on the table and Morgan’s Lindsey Adelman chandelier that I convinced her to give up for the good of the salon.)

The main salon area we wanted to keep really simple and a little industrial since it would be full of hustle and bustle once the salon opened. We also wanted to make it completely gorgeous with the live edge dry bar perfected by Dusty Wheeler. Here’s a before and after:

Here are Rachel and James being totally adorable. James is kind of a big deal ( I found out later, you would never know, he’s so approachable and down to earth, but he was the artisitc director at Toni and Guy for…decades…and one of the founding partners in TIGI).

Here’s a before and after of the main entry looking onto the salon floor from the living room.

And this one of the main salon floor from the back entrance:

Check out the gorgeous Morrison Hair website.

Thanks again Rachel and James for letting us be a part of the family!

29 Responses to “morrison hair co.”

  1. jon says:

    love!! and hooray for OC!!

  2. Kate says:

    sweet baby j this is so. damn. amazing, ladies!

  3. Emily says:

    You guys brought the “business” that’s for sure! Just checked it out on Morgan’s site last night, and love to hear the story from you and see the before shots. You guys did an amazing job, and your shots are, as always, magical. Bien Fait!!!

  4. tracy says:

    lovely! great job

  5. This is awesome – love the exposed bulbs!

  6. beth says:

    Laure! blown away!! those pics.. that space! #insane

  7. Chedva says:

    It’s gorgeous and looks so inviting. Great job!

  8. kurt says:

    it looks truly amazing. congratulations a beautiful job well done.

  9. Susie says:

    Looks fantastic!! Congrats!

  10. Cal says:

    Wow! Beautiful space and amazing photographs. It makes me wish I lived in Laguna and could check it out.

  11. LOVE everything about this and the photos are stunning…just realized I had seen a shot from this on tumblr and wondered who it was – so glad I stumbled on it here ;)

  12. Kate says:

    WOW. This place is gorgeous. Beautifully captured!

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  14. Hogger & Co. says:

    These make me want to get my hair did.

  15. jennifer says:

    wow. job well done x 1000! the place looks stunning and you captured it beautifully — makes me want to get my hair cut there for sure…guess that’s mission accomplished for them yeah?!

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  17. Omg Laure, is this the one you were telling me about?! Incredible. This is the raddest hair salon I’ve seen + I want to move right into that lounge/living room. Well done! And the photos are fab too.

  18. laura says:

    i need a haircut right now. beautiful and inspiring.

  19. Samantha says:

    I love your work! Everything about this space looks amazing!

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  21. Amazing! Love this space, and your photography captured it beautifully.

  22. What a gorgeous transformation! Unbelievably great space and you captured it beautifully! Wish I lived closer…I think I’d make a day of it with each appointment!

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