Laughter is generally not the reaction you want to elicit when showing off a new hairstyle. If you’re not put off by the name of this salon in Shinagawa City by SIDES CORE, you’ll find a space whose design comes across as absolutely effortless. The half-height, wood-panelled walls look as if they have been placed or leaned against each other randomly, creating an exciting collage.
Of course, nothing here is random. The wooden panels structure the room in a decidedly clever way, creating private corners and different levels, while always letting in enough light to maintain the openness of the location with its north-south orientation. So, nothing to laugh about here, but certainly something to raise a smile.