This minimal hair salon ‘Equip’ in Osaka was designed by Japanese studio Sides Core. The client is a mountain climber, so he wanted the salon to reflect the principles of the climbing – you never know what to expect and every time there’s something new. In order to make it happen, architects installed elements that can be easily moved and personalized by the owner every time he wanted. Perforated board behind the desk allows the owner to modify the salon’s atmosphere and also creates a contrast with a concrete. Oak frames divide hair salon into three areas: waiting area in the front, cutting area in the middle and washing area at the back.
But the main thing is that salon accommodates only one customer at a time. That’s because owner wanted to make sure that clients can have their time without distractions from other people. Chairs, sound equipment, large mirror and other details were carefully selected by the architects, to create an experience of a physical contact with guests.
Photography by Yoshiro Masuda