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Kiev – Like the new wave of beauty brands opting for more inclusive messaging, Balbek Bureau breaks away from gender distinctions with a salon in Kiev.
Moscow – By dividing a modular salon with colourful curtains, Russian architect Eduard Eremchuk – a former Bureau Betak intern – ensures the space can host events, too.
London – The beauty industry is feeling the force of the COVID-19 crisis, but a shuttered experiential pop-up by Thomas Petherick for the platform and London retailer holds promise …
Tokyo – Architect Moriyuki Ociai bends aluminium to create a luminous sculptural celing for Crystalscape beauty salon.
New York City – Nordstrom opens a seven-storey venue in New York's Central Park Tower, bringing fashion-adjacent amenities to the forefront of its latest business strategy.
Bangkok – Bangkok-based Fattstudio retrofits a family home into a cosmetic company’s offices and flagship store.
The beauty market’s exponential growth has seen it dramatically expand its customers base, and with it the need for new types of spaces that speak to an increasingly diverse audience.
Berlin – In Berlin, studio Batek Architekten designs a multi-functional gallery space for retail and event services.
Beijing – The beauty giant’s Beijing location, developed by Aim Architecture, casts customers as protagonists in the theatre of retail.
Ruili, China – Beauty and wellness spaces don’t need to be neutral to be calming, illustrates Parallect Design with Beauty Club on the National Border.
Los Angeles – Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido vitalizes the spatially ‘outdated’ hair and salon industries with Starring by Ted Gibson, a tech-powered hairdressing studio.
Odessa, Ukraine – The Kult Studio in Odessa by local practice Sivak+Partners is a sleek deviation from barbershop clichés.
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