Achieve the Perfect Modern Salon Interior Design for Your Business.

Peter, Susan, and Tess bring their expertise to create functional and visually stunning salon spaces that leave a lasting impression on both guests and staff. Our design solutions are strategically tailored to boost retail sales, with an average increase of 27%. The installation of Millard Collection treatment displays in shampoo areas leads to remarkable growth in treatments, surpassing 30%.

Meet the Team

Susan Oh Kwon is Peter Millard’s design partner of 18+ years, working with him closely on projects for Ralph Lauren, Redken, L’Oreal Professionnel, Essie, and many others. Susan received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before attending Columbia University, earning a Masters in Architecture. She worked with Cetra/Ruddy Architecture for three years, where she was instrumental in the design of high-end residential condos. Some of her projects include 200 East 79th Street in Manhattan, Choice Marina in Kerala, India, and a renovation project of the Verizon Building at 210 West 18th Street in Manhattan. She is a Registered Architect in New York and a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C).

Tess joined Millard Design in 2011 upon her return from Paris, France, where she began her freelance design career. Since joining the team, she has designed over 50 salons across the country for Redken, Kerastase, L’Oreal Professionnel, and Matrix. Tess attended Cornell University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in American History and Government. Her background in the beauty and PR industries is extensive, having worked in the PR department for Lancome and handled the PR for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, The Carlyle Hotel, and the fragrance divisions of Hugo Boss, Escada, and Lacoste.

Peter Millard is a New York City-based designer focusing on retail spaces in the beauty industry with clients including Redken, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Armani, Essie, L’Oreal, and Chanel. For the past 15 years, Peter has had the incredible experience of being a Redken performing artist, touring the globe to meet with salon owners who want to take their salons and retail sales to the next level. Peter also has a long and distinguished portfolio of beautiful events, including the fragrance launches of Ralph Lauren Safari, Lancome Miracle, Paloma Picasso Minotaur, and high-profile sales meetings for Redken, Godiva, and Ralph Lauren.

Make Your Salon Stand Out with Our Unique and Innovative Design Solutions

Salon owners who undergo a Millard Kwon Design renovation often witness their businesses double within 2-6 years, resulting in substantial financial success. Additionally, our designs contribute to increased staff retention and attract an influx of talented stylists seeking opportunities in your salon.

Featured Projects

Our work is as diverse as our clients.

Vernon Hills, Illinois

Andreas Vogue

Portland, Oregon

Annastasia Salon

New York City

Butterfly Studio

Broomfield, Colorado


Mooresville, North Carolina

J Booth

New York City

Salon Ziba

Indianapolis, Indiana

The Mae

Omaha, Nebraska



We're proud to be recognized for our commitment to excellence in salon design.

"I want thank you for the wonderful design you gave us. Never a day goes by that someone doesn't commenton the design and beauty of the place. Everything we set out to achieve with the look and the feel, weaccomplished. Though 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year, our salon enjoyed an award-winning streak taking "Best of Chicago", "Chicago Reader's Choice" award and "Best Neighborhood" salon. All of this in addition to Salon Today's "Salon of the Year".

"Salon of the Year. We still cannot believe it. Many years ago, when I first met Andreas and began helping him with his salon (which was very small at the time), I used to thumb though industry magazines and marvel at the incredible spaces that others had designed and built. Together, Andreas and I dreamed of what it would be like to actually own and run such a beautiful space, and though we aimed to create one, never did we

Actually think that we would land on one of the magazine's pages-much less on the cover as THE "Salon of the Year". Truly, this is a dream come true and a moment that could not have been realized without you."

- Ashley Hogue
Co-Owner of Andreas Hogue, Vernon Hills Illinois

"I used to look at other salon owners and compare myself to them. After opening my new salon, I realized that I don't do that anymore. Now I'm the salon owner I also dreamed of being."

- Somer Kruger
Owner of Trios Salon, Omaha Nebraska

"It is impossible to overstate the impact of our move from our old salon by Carnegie Hall to our new location designed by Susan Kwon & Peter Millard.

Our business went through the roof, we have gotten multiple press coverage in major magazines and our team is in love with their workplace. The renovation paid for itself in the first two years just in the growth of sales and services alone. Two words... Hire Them!"

- Alonso Salguero
Owner of Salon Ziba, NYC

"DUH! Of course I'm obsessed with you both. We grew over $250,000 in 2018, we raised our prices 16%, implemented health care and have more applicants than in the last 5 years. The design not only made our spaces 33% more productive it is a beacon to our city that we are the best in class. That means guests and service providers are showing up that didn't before, not to mention the extreme pride my current team feels showing up to work each day. Tess, Peter and Susan have elevated my company to a whole new level."

- Luke Huffsutter
Annastasia Salon, Portland Oregon

"Working with Tess and Peter made an incredibly stressful task exciting. I have built out two salons with them the first being 1100 sq ft and the second 2100 sq ft. In a matter of three years that's how fast we grew the first space. There is not a day I walk into my salon and a smile just comes across my face when I walk into the bright vibrant space. The salon design is the first impression any guest gets when they walk in and whether you are new or seasoned talent it sets the tone.

The way Peter and Tess designed the layout increased functionality in a way I would have never done on my own which increased revenue. Every chair you can comfortably fit in the salon is a stream of revenue. Almost seven years later in my second space and when guests walk in for the first time the first words out of their mouth are "how stunning the space is". The space also attracts top talent because there is no other salon like mine in a 30 mile radius."

- Jessica Todd
Owner of Jessica Todd Salon, Portsmouth, New Hampshire