Jenea Robinson’s goal was to create a beauty boutique in Philly that is calm and inviting, particularly for black women.

That’s one of the reasons Robinson designed Marsh + Mane to be a 1,200-square-foot sanctuary of self-care. The space’s design was inspired by the marshy swamplands of rural Southern towns Omaha, Ga., and Longwood, N.C., where Robinson’s mom and dad hail from. Here, Robinson said, is where her ancestors gathered plants and spent hours ― if not a full day ― grooming their own hair.