Mizu Salon in New York City makes a visual impact
with its clean, flowing simplicity.
Guests can relax on the comfortable,
custom-made sofa and ottoman while
waiting for their services.
When Bumble and bumble veterans
Damian Santiago and Vaughn Acord were
coming up with a concept for the design and
atmosphere of their new Manhattan salon,
they were inspired by its name, Mizu, which
means water in Japanese. To capture the
essence of nature’s most adaptable element,
Santiago and Acord wanted to create a
transformative space that was, according to
Santiago, “at once powerful but serene.” The
modern and elegant aesthetic also fits the
salon’s sophisticated Park Avenue location,
where it’s surrounded by high-end retailers
and upscale restaurants.
The centerpiece of the salon is its
staircase, comprising silver and blue tones
that give it the effect of a waterfall cascading