IRO Hair salon,
by Reiichi Ikeda, Osaka
As far as hair salons go, the Japanese specimens are pretty hard to beat. IRO is one such example, located in the Nishi-ku district of Osaka. Designed by architect Reiichi Ikeda and graphic designer Yuma Arada, the space - which expertly mixes wood, brick and concrete in its interior - is divided according to function; wooden box-like screens and panels separate and hide cutting areas from view. Completed by a striking moiré effect front window and mismatched minimal furniture, IRO is a minimalist dream, with organic haircare from John Masters Organics and homegrown brand Yuliluka to boot.
2-7-17-105, Minami-Horie, Nishi-ku, Osaka-city, Osaka; iro-hair.com
Photography by Yoshiro Masuda
Writers: Pei-Ru Keh and Rosa Bertoli