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Hair: Awesome Salon in Greenpoint

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I’ll wear clothes that are falling apart, I only put on make up for job interviews, but I feel like less of a person when my hair looks like shit. But the idea of spending $60+ on a haircut makes me want to vomit. So since moving to New York, I’ve stuck to beauty schools and salons that charge $20 as long as you get your hair blow dried. Last week, I reached the point where I couldn’t put off a haircut any longer: I could put it into a ponytail. But I decided I couldn’t handle another 30 minutes of sitting in the salon chair feeling like the stylist is in a hurry and worrying that they’re going to give me an indie/Euro mullet without my consent, all while listening to fresh 107fm. So I set to the internet in search of someplace new, and found Hair, a tiny salon in Greenpoint.

Kim, the owner, gives a kick ass cut. She’s steadily booked, but she takes the time to study your hair and figure out what it needs. She speaks to your cowlicks calmly and tries to snip them into submission. She explains first and cuts second. I walked out of the salon bouncing and frolicking a bit through the rain because I haven’t had a hair cut this good in years. And the best part is her rates are really reasonable: $25 for guys and $45 for girls.

Hair
1008 Manhattan Avenue between Huron and Green Streets [Greenpoint, Brooklyn]
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am to 7 pm
Fridays 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday 9 am to 4 pm
For appointments call (718) 594-6765

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