Missy Lui: A Toxic Free Nail Salon in Melbourne, Australia

11.17.14 | By
Missy Lui: A Toxic Free Nail Salon in Melbourne, Australia

It seems like 99.9 times out of 100, all nail salons look the same. If you’ve ever had a manicure or pedicure, you know what I’m talking about! Occasionally you’ll find a good one you don’t mind relaxing in for the duration of your ‘cures and the Melbourne, Australia Missy Lui is one of them. The toxic free nail salon was designed by French-born, Melbourne-based architect and designer who also goes by SASUFI.


Located on a busy street in Armadale, the salon believes in sourcing toxic free and natural products to bring quality and environmentally friendly nail services to the area. To complement that, the space reflects the natural philosophy with bamboo floors, a limited palette, and pebble tiles.


Overall the salon has a minimalist, clean feel, while also appearing warm and comfortable. The manicure tables are designed to create an intimate space between the client and the salon staff. They were also designed so that they could be moved to another location if need be.


On the flip side, cozy armchairs are used for the clients to relax in while getting their pedicures.




Simple wooden shelves on the wall hold a curated collection of polishes.


I love the plants hanging in the window!







Photos by Anne-Sophie Poirier.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.