You know how sometimes you want a cool, trendy, maybe asymmetrical haircut, but you feel like that your East Village barber will judge you for it? Aren’t salon prices just too damn high? Do you not look gay enough? Do you want to dance? Amazingly enough, we’ve got something for you. (more…)
Yes yes y’all, it’s back!
After a Sandy-related postponement, Brooklyn’s best amateur barbers are back in action in Bed Stuy. HalloVember, formerly known as OktoberPHRESH, is a monthly-ish queer pop-up barbershop dedicated to spreading hard love and good looks. The Hair Force One collective will be giving $10 haircuts tomorrow night to benefit Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. (more…)
Good news for anyone who’s ever dreamed of having a bunch of styled up queers piled in their living room: PHRESH CUTZ is back, and we’re looking for a place to set up shop! For anyone who missed it the last time, PHRESH CUTZ is the little big haircutting project that could: a monthly queer pop-up barbershop, founded at the beginning of last month in Bed-Stuy. The event is put on by Hair Force One, a Brooklyn-based collective of amateur hair cutters, and is open to friends, strangers, lovers and strange friendly lovers of all ages, genders, sexualities and hair textures.
PHRESH CUTZ made its debut last month, cranking out 50 haircuts in 8 hours. And now we’re seeking to do it bigger. And better. And probably indoors since it’ll probably be cold out. If you have a venue to offer up, there’s something in it for you (more…)
Hey Brooklyn! Do you need a haircut? Do you need a beer? Do you need a veggie burger? Do you need last-minute Labor Day plans? Well if you’re looking, you can find all of that in Bed-Stuy this Sunday. PHRESH CUTZ is a pop-up barbershop organized by a bunch of queer kids running with scissors. The event, from 2-10, is put together by Hair Force One, a locally-based amateur haircutting collective dedicated to giving looks and spreading love (it’s the Brooklyn way).
We’ve been meaning to open up shop for quite some time now, and figured there was no better place to do it than literally in our own backyard with a big freaking party. So if you’ve ever missed out on those barbershop fades, that hairdryer gossip, or those striped poles (just kidding, we couldn’t find one), PHRESH CUTZ is your chance to catch up. For just $10, you get a haircut AND two drinks. (more…)
Ewww girl, you’re lookin’ shaaaaggg-gy. I know, I know. Haircuts cost like a million dollars unless you want to walk into a Supercuts and play hairdresser roulette. But here’s a chance for a cheap-ass haircut that does some good too. On Monday, Davines salons are offering donation-based haircuts ($15 minimum) at participating haircuteries. Your money goes to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, which plants trees in impoverished communities. Pretty cool. Participating salons include Greenpoint’s The Parlour, Park Slope’s Slope Suds, Bay Ridge’s Cavale Tonusi, and many more (Appointments required). You can’t beat this deal. Not even at Supercuts. (I’ve tried.) If you can’t afford $15, maybe try this, or there’s always this. Find out more about where your money is going: (more…)
Is it possible to get free hair services outside of a beauty school or a friend with a pair of kitchen scissors and a “vision?” Most definitely. Although some salons (cough*Bumble and Bumble*cough) make it seem like they are the only ones giving away hairstyles, many salons in the city need models. And we’re not talking beauty school students either: these are licensed, experienced stylists and apprentices (who have completed beauty school) who are looking to up their game in their profession by practicing new techniques or services on real people. How does one get all these free fabulous services? It’s really not that hard if you know where to look. (more…)
It should probably come as no surprise that pop-up shops—by definition here for a brief moment in time—are going to squeeze a whole lot in while they’re around. Moves Pop Up Store, a Greenpoint fashion spot that opened Nov. 4, is making the most of this pre-Thanksgiving weekend, with a line-up of some very random free and cheap offerings. There’ll be a demo and cuts from a fancy French stylist, a free waffle (& Mimosa) brunch, music and a food & beer-laden party with short talks on random stuff. (more…)
This gratis goodie for you shaggy, vain, broke (or all of the above) guys, on today’s Craigslist free board:
Looking for a model for mens cutting class tomorrow (Friday July 16th) at 11am. Class is taught by experienced stylist in a trendy Williamsburg salon. Please only respond if you are available for this time slot and can be on time.
And while you’re in the neighborhood, why not start on that tiki bar you’ve been planning?
Beauty school student Cristina R.—called “amazing” by one Brokelyn reader, “incredibly talented” by another—writes in about two more days of cheap haircuts and blowouts from her and her wonder-working fellow students at Carsten Aveda Institute:
“April 5th and 19th my school is hosting another fundraiser- all haircuts and blowouts will be $15 and 100% of proceeds will be donated to a foundation dedicated to providing clean water to underprivileged communities. The last fundraiser for Haiti relief was a great success due in no small part to the readers of Brokelyn who joined us!” (more…)
Great news, parade-wave practitioners: the deadline to enter the 2010 Miss Brooklyn contest has been extended due to a surge in entries from Brokelyn readers after our item last week. Yep, the pageant is now allowing entries through March 7. So if you’re seriously thinking about pursuing this path to scholarship money (probs $1000) and free stuff galore (see “sponsors”), here’s advice from reigning Miss Brooklyn Keelie Sheridan, a 23-year-old Manhattan Beach student who’s been living in Brooklyn for the past five years. Turns out Keelie’s one of us: she buys her clothing at the Salvation Army in Sheepshead Bay. (more…)
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