Set up by entrepreneur KJ Hughes, Manifest sets out to offer a new retail and wellbeing experience. While the barbershop itself is all classic white tiles and deep leather seats, the rest of the space takes a less expected turn.
Neon-lit archways hold racks of clothes by the likes of Rick Owen and Issey Miyake, while terrazzo countertops are stocked with candles, bookends, and other carefully chosen home goods. After a fresh cut and a browse, visitors can ascend Manifest’s glowing ‘hidden’ staircase to Out of Office – a moody, speakeasy bar.
Hughes plans to expand Manifest’s mission in the near future by opening a rental apartment in the same building, complete with a roof terrace. He described the space as ‘a new kind of barbershop, inviting to all people’.