Japanese beauty salon standards: 20 projects that combine form and function


Japanese beauty salon standards: 20 projects that combine form and function

More than ever; today a trip to a hairdressing or beauty salon has become a well-deserved moment of escape. It promises an ultimately uplifting and relaxing experience with an aesthetically pleasing result. However, this case, like many others, depends on a supported physical setting; a space whose efficient design can make or break one’s leisure time. Many spatial considerations must be made when setting up a successful and functional beauty salon, and there are no better examples to consider than quaint Japanese beauty salons.

© Hiroki Kawata© Tatsuya Tabii© Takumi Ota© Keisuke Miyamoto+ 23

In the proposed cases, the owners turned to interior designers to optimize their beauty salons and correctly implement the necessary requirements. It all starts with visual appeal which should resonate with the homeowner’s own sense of aesthetics and provide a tasteful display that customers will relate to and go for. Designers will develop a visual concept, material selection and mood for the existing space.

Designers then shape their intended aesthetic with functional interventions. It is important to create a convenient flow between separate workspaces. A smart layout should have every action (e.g. waiting rooms, dye preparation area, washing area, etc.) separate from the others, ensuring that everything stays clean and making it easy to move and overlap work. The project references below all suggest a dynamic plan, with unobstructed and flexible circulation. In many cases, these corridors or connecting areas are enhanced by lighting fixtures or by the arrangement of furniture.

Japanese beauty salons, run by interior design professionals, have a way of blending form and function.

Lula Hair Salon / YYA / Yusuke Yoshino Architects

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

Laughter Hair Salon / SIDES CORE

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

Siki Salon / FATHOM

© Tatsuya Tabii
© Tatsuya Tabii

FUYU/FATHOM Fair

© Tatsuya Tabii
© Tatsuya Tabii

LIM・loji hair salon / Schemata Architects

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

MARE Eyedesign / Yasuhiro Sawa design office

© Akari Kuramoto
© Akari Kuramoto

Master Hair Salon / FATHOM

© Tatsuya Tabii
© Tatsuya Tabii

Hair Atelier Bruno / Yuji Tanabe Architects

© Yuji Tanabe
© Yuji Tanabe

Neute de Maitre / FATHOM

© Tatsuya Tabii
© Tatsuya Tabii

Color Stand Hair Salon / FATHOM

© Tatsuya Tabii
© Tatsuya Tabii

Share JAM Lounge / kfuna

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

COCOON / KAMITOPEN beauty salon

© Keisuke Miyamoto
© Keisuke Miyamoto

PURETE Lounge / Yumiko Tokuno Architecture Office

© YOU
© YOU

BED / Sohei Arao

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

LAND Lounge / CORE SIDES

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

Atelier Toiro Living Room / Hitotomori Architects

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

Rowen esaka living room / Naoya Matsumoto Design

© Takeshi Asano
© Takeshi Asano

QOL Hair Salon / Niimori Jamison Architects + Yoneda Architect Atelier

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

Westory Hair Salon / Yoshihiro Kato Atelier

© Nacasa & Partners Inc.
© Nacasa & Partners Inc.

Beauty salon in Harajuku / nanoscale architecture

© Koji Tsuchiya
© Koji Tsuchiya

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