The salon world is shifting, and owners are moving, adding and creating new types of spaces to meeting hairstyling needs. Here are six salon shifts coming from major names — from John Barrett, to Sally Hershberger.
John Barrett Salon
John Barrett is going to be leaving its long-held home at Bergdorf Goodman for a new space at 36 East 57th Street, according to industry sources.
Oscar Blandi is opening its first downtown New York salon at the end of April. Located at 111 Murray Street in TriBeCa, the space will have 10 full-service stations and was designed by Massimo Pizzoleo. Blandi’s current salon at 545 Madison Avenue will remain open.
Sally Hershberger is opening two new salons, including a new 25-chair flagship location at Hudson Yards in New York on March 15. Hershberger’s salon is being designed and built by Lafayette Compton, the same designer that did the downtown salon. As part of the new opening, Mylene Tagournet has returned to the business. Sally Hershberger also opened a new location in Santa Barbara, Calif., on March 1.
The latest project of DevaCurl and Devachan founder Lorraine Massey, Spiral (xyz) will be a curl-centric salon in New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood, located at 137 West Broadway. The 2,000-square-foot space opens on March 12, and will provide curl classes and workshops.
Spoke & Weal
Spoke & Weal, known for its hyper-personalized hair services, is slated to open its eighth space in New York’s Flatiron district at the end of April. The 2,000-square-foot space will have 22 stations, seven shampoo beds and feature some of the company’s top stylists — including Jay Braff and Colleen Flaherty, who will split time between SoHo and Flatiron, and owners Jon Reyman and Christine Thompson.
After years of East Coast styling, the celebrity stylist of Sandra Oh, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie has opened his first Los Angeles location, which also happens to be the first Amazon-enabled salon. With just five chairs, Gibson’s clientele will receive hyper-personalized service. Hairstylists can create their own Amazon shops with products and tools, which customers can shop from their chairs.