AQSO arquitectos office. The backlit mirror is mounted on a white wall recess niche lined with birch wood, which creates a warm light and a natural look.

The W Salon is more than a beauty centre: it is a small, soothing oasis in the wild heart of Beijing. A minimalistic design shields the visitor from the turbulent world outside, thus helping re-establish a healthy interior balance.

Luis Aguirre
Xiao Pu
Yihang Zhang

Building area: 70 sqm
Location: Beijing, China
Client: Private

AQSO arquitectos office. The exterior façade of the hairdressing salon has an illuminated sign that casts the shadow of the letter W on a white wall. It is an original sign and logo.

This small Hair and Beauty salon is located in a crowded shopping area in downtown Beijing. In contrast with the fast-paced surroundings, noisy streets and multicoloured signage, the salon stands as a calm and restful element, whose design enhances the enjoyment of the beauty treatments offered inside.

AQSO arquitectos office. Hair salon, interior design, minimalistic, lighting feature, backlighted mirror, timber veneered, concrete floor, simple design, clean space, neat form
AQSO arquitectos office. The floor plan of this hairdressing salon shows the main salon, the private rooms and the toilets.

The façade is a white, illuminated canvas, on which the name of the store is suggestively painted by the shadow of a horizontal metal plate. Inside, the interior design follows the principles of minimalism, highlighting only the essential elements around the customer, and leaving the rest of the space in the background, self-controlled within a sober form.