Ariana Díaz Celma

The word ‘parlour’ has a homey connotation until you add ‘beauty’ in front of it. And this is exactly what they want to avoid at 5º-1ª, a beauty parlour in an attic of Ronda Universitat: you’ll feel like at home. For many reasons, but the most obvious one is the one we’ve just mentioned.

One bonus point for changing a commercial establishment that is typically on the ground floor into a cosy attic with unusual skyline views of Barcelona. More points: a pure Mad Med style provided by interior designer Francesc Pons, who also decorated Sandwich and Friends and Amaya Arzuaga’s store in the Salamanca neighbourhood of Madrid. If these are not good enough reasons, here’s the cherry on top: a cocktail service every Friday afternoon and Saturday morning afternoon for you to finish the week in style. A new look and a cocktail for you to loosen up.

Salon 5º-1ª offers all classic hairdresser’s services, but this place offers you the chance to go one step further. They have a massage hall, perfectly camouflaged behind a vintage-style, noble-wood wall. There you can enjoy a variety of massages, you can pick the ones that best suit your needs: relaxing massage, facial, musscle decontraction massages…

*Photo by Lee Harris


  • Address: Ronda Universitat, 20, ático 3ª barcelona