Articles tagged Salon

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Your idea of a minimalist hair salon gets a trim

Kyoto – For a hair salon in Kyoto, designer duo Sides Core stripped down the space to put the focus back on the flow between the stylist’s hand and the client’s head.

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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. 

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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.’

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.