Hair and beauty salon in Beijing
The project comprises of different spaces: two areas for the public, designed with a minimal style where the lighting gains prominence, and a third private room for guests where the used materials, dark wood and linen, offer a more intimate atmosphere.
Building area : 70 sqm
This small hair and beauty salon is inserted in a row of crowded retail units in downtown Beijing. It comprises of an area open to the public and a private room for guests. In contrast to the turbulent surrounding atmosphere, plenty of colorful signage, the salon becomes a calm and reposeful element and the design evokes the relaxation of the beauty treatments offered inside.
The façade come to be a white and vertical canvas intensely illuminated in which only the shadow of a horizontal metal shape is projected outlining the name of the shop.
After passing the reception area, where the locker is situated, a few steps separate the rooms for the customers. The first two are characterized by a bright luminosity; the white walls emphasize the strip where the mirrors are located, -lined in yellowish beech wood-, creating a strong contrast.
If the previous spaces have a predominance of horizontal lines, the third one is distinguished by the vertical mirrors. This room, separated by a sliding door, offers a more intimate atmosphere given by the used materials: dark wood and linen. The natural texture of the fabric covers the wall where the sitting area is located, close to the customer.
A small storage room and a toilet complete the program of the shop, with a total capacity for 8 people.