Ring master
Wallpaper|June 2021
A Tribeca hair salon is offering an oasis of calm to its curly-haired clients

On a busy stretch of West Broadway, in New York’s well-heeled Tribeca neighbourhood, a slatted wood oasis surreptitiously stands behind the historic façade of one of the area’s many cast-iron buildings. Inside, a fundamental mix of materials (wood, painted brick, and echoes of the cast-iron façade and industrial steel elements that have been intentionally left exposed) create a tranquil environment – certainly not what you would expect from a typical hair salon.

This elegant milieu is, in fact, home to Spiral (x,y,z), a hair salon founded by beauty entrepreneur and innovator Lorraine Massey, who most notably founded the cult salon Devachan and its DevaCurl product line, specifically catering to curly hair. Designed by architect Kazem Naderi, of New York firm Nad Projects, the Spiral (x,y,z) space mirrors its founder’s vision and sense of individuality to a tee.

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