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Japanese architect Teruhiro Yanagihara of Isolation Unit has completed a hair salon in Osaka.

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The salon, for Japanese chain LIM, features individual rooms for each of six stylists.

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Photos are by Takumi Ota.

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See our earlier story about Isolation Unit's Climie hair salon for LIM.

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Here's some info from Isolation Unit:

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The spacious salon with an area of 247 square metres is composed of six scattered boxes and void space in between.

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Each box is allocated to an individual stylist and personalised to fit his/her style, like a private room in an apartment.

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This shows the concept of LIM: customers come to see their favourite stylists, not to visit a salon.

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There are two small galleries with showcases which give a feel of LIM's style by use of displays and which also function as a communication space between customers and staff.

There is an attached space called "loji+LIM", a training room for young stylists, which allows them to observe how top stylists work every day.