Articles tagged Salon

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Has industrial chic gone too far?

Moscow – Broken tiles in a tanning salon may be a step too far in celebrating the spirit of exposed construction materials.

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Nendo develops a tripartite hair salon for efficiency and quality

TOKYO – Research showing that infrequent haircuts can lead to damaged hair prompted Nendo and Takara Belmont to design a pared-down salon experience. 

Billboard: POSITIONINGS AG
Billboard: POSITIONINGS AG
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Wülser Bechtel offers salon-goers ever-changing scenes in Zurich

ZURICH – When sculpting a salon on Zurich’s bustling Talstraße, Wülser Bechtel Architekten took note of the site-specific soundtrack – both indoors and out. 

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Arch Studio turns a Chinese nail salon into a sybaritic sanctum

BEIJING – Spiral forms are deeply rooted in nature and architecture, and Beijing-based Arch Studio made inventive use of the concept in its design for the Lily Nails Salon. 

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Visitors to a nail parlour in Mexico get swept away by a cascading parade of colour

ZAPOPAN – Last September, Nail It beauty bar opened the doors to its second location in Zapopan, Mexico.

Photo Onnis Luque
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Barberia Royal is ROW Studio's triumphant tribute to British barbershops

MEXICO CITY – Occupying priviliged corner real estate on a wide shopping boulevard in the city centre, a modern day barbershop fuses the extravagance of European monarchs with the masculinity of …

‘People experience that atmosphere and take it with them to share with friends,’ the designers say.
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Donna Hair Salon by Sides Core

The unique business model of a hair salon in Osaka, Japan, is reflected in its minimalist design.

Tinted bricks are arranged in a colour gradient, to mimic the setting sun.
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Granny F. Salon by Hiroyuki Miyake

A beauty salon in Aichi, Japan, is its designer’s idea of an ‘alternative nostalgia.’

Billboard: POSITIONINGS AG
Billboard: POSITIONINGS AG
The traditional shaving salon fuses a 19th-century space with simplistic, raw design.
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Barber Amsterdam by Ard Hoksbergen

The historic charm of a 19th-century Amsterdam house has been infused with a raw, industrial barber shop.

‘It is designed as space within space and architecture within architecture,’ says designer Sae Min Oh. Photo: Jungwoo Choi.
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Miega Salon by BANG by MIN

A hair salon in Seoul is designed as a series of small villages, congregated in a 124-sq-m space.

Permy Mi Jang Won Salon by m4.
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Best of: Salons

No matter your desire - cut, colour, steam, wax, fluff or dry – the experience is sure to be more memorable in one of our favourite salon shops.

‘We believe design is taken too seriously, life is taken too seriously and styling is not taken seriously enough,’ the designers say.
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YMS Salon by Kitsch-Nitsch

A Slovenian hair salon offers a flashback to the glorious 80s (safe for the shoulder pads), as the studio bursts with clashing neon hues, flashy graphics and retro prints.