plant baby styling : the cosmo studio

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I first met Thuy, owner and boss babe of The Cosmo Studio,  when I moved to the Redondo Beach neighborhood, and was looking for a local nail salon to get pampered at. The Cosmo Studio was minutes from my house so I booked an appointment with Thuy and was beyond amazed with my service. My nails were perfectly filed, buffed & polished, plus I've honestly never been to a nail salon as immaculate as The Cosmo Studio! Of course I became a regular customer and booked regularly with Thuy, Linda & Noemi. Her entire staff of nail technicians are unbelievably talented and professional, and I'm sure you've seen their work pop up on my IG feed from time to time :)!
Eventually, I began helping Thuy with her salon's marketing needs from refining @thecosmostudio's instagram page to launching her email marketing program, and updating the company's logo and branding. Side note, a huge passion of mine is helping small businesses thrive, so I freelance as a digital specialist and provide a variety of services to fill small business needs. 
In early March, Thuy decided to fully rebrand her salon starting with an interior redesign, and to my surprise, asked me to partner with her to spearhead the project from a creative perspective. I've never taken on a project like this before, (let alone assumed the full creative role!) but was honored that she trusted me with an amazing opportunity!
Long days, long nights and countless trips to Home Depot have finally lead to today :) I am so excited with how bright, vibrant and fresh the salon looks and could not be more proud of how we were able to bring our vision to life!
Take a look below at some before & after photos! I loved incorporating fresh, thriving indoor plants in all sorts of shades of green around the salon to create a more inviting atmosphere. We kept the walls and decor simple & clean while mixing in minor accents and pops of color. 
BEFORE:
The Cosmo Studio - Before Picture
The Cosmo Studio - Before Picture
AFTER:
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
entrance to salon
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
view from the left
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
salon bar, serving a menu of beverages to enjoy during your service, including mimosas, wine, beer, coffee & tea.
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
an assortment of wall hangings with easy care plants mixed with accent decor.
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
accent decor representing the cosmo studio vibe & thuy's heritage
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
the cosmo studio nail color wall... they seriously have thee best assortment of gel & regular nail polish colors to choose from!!!
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
swapped out the dark, bulky pendants with geometric lighter pendants that help make the salon feel more open and bright.
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
added shelves with small decor accents & plants above the nail color wall. 
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
added a soft pink accent triangle to opposite ends of the salon's corners to create an understated focal point.
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
the cosmo studio nail color wall assortment of gelish nail polish. 
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
created separation from the salon and the bathroom, but added a flow of plants & accent stool to bring both parts of the salon together. 
The Cosmo Studio - A Beautiful Salon Experience in Torrance, CA
your service awaits :) come get pampered at the best nail salon in los angeles!

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