This Osaka, Japan-based beauty salon might have an unusual name, end…Link, but when you hear the owner’s reasoning behind it, it makes sense. They wanted this Yasunari Tsukada-designed salon destination to be “the last word in beauty.” While the business has been in operation for years, the team expanded and a larger space was necessary. So, the long and narrow, newly-rented space gives each hair stylist a more than adequate place to work.
Keeping a minimal scheme with simple wood stations and shelving, along with the chairs, gives a uniform, uncluttered look. The entire salon was painted white to give the appearance of space and cleanliness.
The designers came up with a three-dimensional lattice system that resembles parts of a jungle gym to create the stations used to store and hang things on. They then attached hooks, lighting, and glass panels to make them function for the stylists. They’re flexible and can evolve over time to suit the stylist’s needs.
Photos by Stirling Elmendorf.