Apartment +LIM, Beauty salon, Osaka

The spacious salon with an area of 397 square metres is structurally composed of 6 boxes scattered around an open space. Each box is allocated to an individual stylist and has been personalised to fit his/her own style, resembling a private room in an apartment block. This emphasises the key concept of LIM: customers come to see their favourite stylists, rather than visit the salon itself. There are two small galleries with showcases which give a true sense of LIM’s style and function as a communicationspace between customers and staff. There is an attached space called “loji+LIM”; a training room for young stylists that allows them to observe how top stylists work every day.Photography by Takumi Ota.