Donna's Hair Salon in Bed-Stuy offering free haircuts. Photo by Sarah Bradley.
Times are tough and finding employment can feel like a full-time job itself. Once you’ve managed to actually land an interview, don’t let the hours spent submitting resumes, writing cover letters and desperately refreshing Craigslist go to waste when you walk in with a shaggy DIY-do. Donna’s Hair Salon, at 481 Nostrand Ave. in Bed-Stuy, wants to help you impress potential employers with a fresh (and FREE) haircut. The generous salon is offering free haircuts on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 1pm. It’s not clear what kind of haircut is best for doughnut-making or astronaut jobs.
Put away those grade-school workbooks: These are for-real stencils.
The holiday season is here and the pressure to come up with creative, original gifts can be overwhelming, especially if you’re working with a tight budget. Luckily you can create an original, homemade gift while blowing off holiday stress at Stencil 201, a crafting workshop presented by powerHouse Arena and Etsy. Spend the night learning stenciling techniques — yes, there are techniques to stenciling — under the instruction of stenciling pro Ed Roth.You can bring a T-shirt, tote bag or anything else you would like to embellish with an original DIY design and you’ve got a semi-handmade gift! The event is Nov. 28 in celebration of Roth’s new book Stencil 201, and will feature 25 original stencil designs, with drinks and stenciled cookies provided by Sumner and Company. (more…)