If you are in New York and want to spent the day walking through art galleries in Chelsea, you must check out Three Squares Studio. It’s also possible that you walked into the post-industrial loft expecting it to be an art gallery and not a hair salon before realizing that it’s actually both.
Jordan Blackmore, Andi Potamkin, and Niq Ellis founded the hair salon with a creative clientele in mind. Their walls are filled with art from both local and well-known artists that rotates every three months. Their bookshelves (made by Jordan himself) are filled with books on fashion, film, and art.
Their mirrors, which are suspended from the ceiling, are considered communal because with one look you can see everything and everyone in the space. Designers like Marc Jacobs and Philip Lim and models like Irina Shayk call themselves regulars, so just the mirror reflections alone could serve as style inspiration for days.
The architectural drafting chair from the ’70s under hanging Edison bulbs by one of the artists at Three Square Studio. Also, all bathrooms should definitely have a chandelier too.
“Jordan and I have been best friends since high school, and we always wanted to be in business with each other. We both do different things; he actually does hair, and we have both been in the hair industry since we were young. I think I started when I was 17 years old, and he started in the business when he was about 20. It ended up being that we both do different things, so we complement each other very well. He does hair, so he is the creative lead, and I do the numbers. Jordan wanted to call it Three Squares Studio instead of Jordan Blackmore Salon because it’s not about our ego or ourselves. We were just trying to create a brand. We wanted our Three Squares logo to resonate like a Nike check would resonate. When somebody looks at it, they just know the brand.” Niq Ellis said.