About the Project

If you’re looking for an example of what a good Owner/Architect/Contractor relationship can produce, then look no further than this project! Combining Modern design aesthetics with a building that is 100 years old, provided for a number of design and construction challenges, but by working closely with M1DTW Architects and 6 Salon Ownership, Premier transformed this outdated, vacant retail unit into an amazingly sleek yet inviting space.

To help the space feel more minimal yet expansive, a key concept of the design was to align and/or conceal as much of the HVAC, Exhaust, Lighting and Electrical systems as possible. With this in mind, Premier worked closely with M1DTW and our Client to assure the installation of each system was the perfect blend between function and aesthetics. From the stain-proof sealed concrete floor, to the floor-to-ceiling storefront windows and doors, the concealed
exhaust systems in the pedicure room, and the approximately 200 lighting fixtures installed throughout, the meticulous alignment with other features and coordination between multiple systems make the entire space feel seamless.

To support efficient daily operation, this build out also included a custom-made reception desk with waterfall solid surfacing, and back of house areas featuring break rooms, color-mixing areas with stain-proof counter and backsplash materials, as well as a private stylist room, built- in storage areas, storage rooms, and management offices.

Directly in the heart of downtown Detroit, this project had all of the typical logistics issues such as limited parking, tight loading/unloading and staging areas, as well as scheduling challenges,
including restricted day hours due to a fully operational day spa below, and restricted evening hours due to occupied residential units above. Premier overcame these challenges by identifying key stakeholders early on in the pre-construction process and continually worked to assure they remained fully engaged throughout the build out process. Not only did this assure timely project delivery, but also helped maintain amicable relationships with adjacent tenants, benefiting ongoing operations.