Addicted To Retail (ATR) presents - Vinyl's Mix salon - Tokyo by SIDES CORE.
Vinyl’s Mix is a minimal hair salon located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by SIDES CORE. The project involves the relocation of a hair salon with a library. Of all the salon’s locations, this particular salon features the youngest and most lively staff, and features a curated collection of books to showcase each of the employees’ ideas and personalities. The name references the owner’s idea to integrate music, art, and other forms of cultural expression into a hair salon. The library is an additional representation of this ideal as well. The space has a narrow façade flanked by utility meters, and windows facing the cement block wall of the adjacent property. Steel beams cross the ceiling to create a grid for lighting fixtures. Water pipes running just below the ceiling are repurposed as supports for hanging garments. The redesigned interior has plenty of textured materials to harmonize both the existing rough, unfinished space, as well as the essence of the salon.