You're So Vain

Edward Sanchez Vanity Lounge

Caroline Gallay
January 14, 2013

Edward Sanchez might be one of the most prolific artists in the city — a stroke of his brush creates a masterpiece in makeup. A favorite of the socialite and local celebrity set, Sanchez has left his post at Urban Retreat to open a namesake salon, Edward Sanchez Vanity Lounge, in West Ave. The 1,200-square-foot space, next door to Katsuya, has four makeup stations, a lounge area and a VIP room for the celeb client or services that require more privacy. Besides offering makeup application, lash extensions, eyebrow threading and more, Vanity Lounge has partnered with neighbor Azur West hair salon to create a one-stop beauty spot. An exceptional part of Vanity Lounge is the stock of hard-to-find, small-batch international beauty products — many exclusive to VL — such as ModelCo (Australia), Bésame (Argentina), Ellis Faas (Amsterdam), Face Atelier (Canada), ElishaCoy (Korea), Ainhoa (Spain), Franché (USA) and History of Whoo (Korea). West Ave, 2800 Kirby, 713.942.9177;