Elevation Salon & Café

San Francisco


This unique hair salon is located in San Francisco’s financial district, and is the city's largest street-level salon.  The design features a cylindrical café component serving as the focal point for the salon experience.  Together with uninterrupted mirror surfaces along the length of the styling bays, the café transforms the space into a theatrical event, where people watching and occasional celebrity sighting is enjoyed by both salon and café customers.


Recognizing the inherent beauty of the existing structure, the simple plan and minimal articulation of the design provides a calm, crisp, and decidedly modern environment, as well as a profound sense of “elevation”.


The austere, white space also functions wonderfully as a venue for parties as well as fashion and hair catwalk shows.


Todd Verwers



Todd Verwers Architects

AG5 / Adelgade 15  4. sal

DK-1304 Copenhagen K

+45 31682040

Todd Verwers Architects

2556 Navarra Drive,  Unit E

Carlsbad, California  92009

+1 858.866.4146

TVA is a collaborative global architectural practice based in the Nordic design tradition, whose work enriches the lives of a diverse range of clients with a sense of profound simplicity, discipline and grace.

About Todd Verwers

Todd Blake Verwers is a Scandinavian-American architect with strong connections to the Danish design tradition.  Trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts...  see more

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