Glam Seamless | Sergio Mannino Studio

New York / United States / 2018

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Glam Seamless is a well-established online business dedicated to high-quality, high-end hair extensions founded by Alexandra Cristin. Until now, Glam has been an entirely online venture. Recently Cristin contacted Sergio Mannino to create her first shop in Soho, NYC. A few months down the track, and Glam Seamless is up and running.


As an online business, Glam is pink, white and - you guessed it - glam. We needed to translate this brand into a physical space; at Sergio Mannino Studio, this is our job, and we love it. Designing the ‘physical version’ of an online brand is always an interesting challenge – and we know how important it is to succeed at the first attempt.


The salon is a smooth cream and millennial pink, with shimmering ombre string curtains defining and separating the two areas of the store. Together with the color scheme, the curtains contrast elegantly with the clean, modern-retro-inspired lines of the salon counters and displays. The displays are part glass, part sheer surface and part handmade pink Terrazzo tiles.


One of the design challenges we faced in this project was incorporating the pretty in pink-ness of Glam’s brand into the design - which is its main aesthetic. Baby pink is a difficult color, because it all too easily makes a space feel childish or just too cutesy. The light wooden floor, the subtly textured Terrazzo tiles, the glass in various places throughout the design, and the bold shapes of the lights and custom mirrors all helped to offset this. We wanted a feminine space that was soft but strong - and these design decisions came together to make it happen.


Glam Seamless - the brand - enables both the convenience of the online and the social experience of the physical in the expanding world of hair extensions. At Sergio Mannino Studio we loved translating the Glam aesthetic into a beautiful space right in the heart of spicy Soho.


Design by Sergio Mannino Studio: Sergio Mannino, Martina Guandalini


KEY FEATURES


• Online business that creates a physical space where customers can swing by to verify products, pick up their online orders, buy or also have their purchases applied directly onsite. 
• The salon provides a specific service for people looking for hair extensions. 
• The design is inspired by the product itself; a feminine space, bold and dreamy, celebrating the uniqueness of women. 
• The design creates a peaceful and cozy environment where customers can walk inside and feel free to express themselves, through their beauty and wellness. 
• Custom-made pendant light by Sergio Mannino Studio. 
• Handmade blush pink Terrazzo Tiles (by 1925 srl) display counters and custom mirrors. 
• Elegant custom-made ombre string curtains fading from blush pink to white - the colors of the brand - behind the two main counters; the string curtains remind us of the lightness and softness of hair, the product itself. 
• The curtains become decorative scenery flats which separate the sales area from the more secluded salon itself and the private office. 
• The space is defined by pink shades and sheer surfaces

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    Glam Seamless is a well-established online business dedicated to high-quality, high-end hair extensions founded by Alexandra Cristin. Until now, Glam has been an entirely online venture. Recently Cristin contacted Sergio Mannino to create her first shop in Soho, NYC. A few months down the track, and Glam Seamless is up and running. As an online business, Glam is pink, white and - you guessed it - glam. We needed to translate this brand into a physical space; at Sergio Mannino Studio, this is...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Showrooms/Shops / Interior Design
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