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DC’s Manifest is a barber shop and speakeasy

A new hybrid space in Washington DC offers coffees, cocktails and haircuts, all against the backdrop of Snarkitecture-designed interiors.

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.

Photography: Kartson Tannis

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’.

Photography: Kartson Tannis
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