Hey, that wig is pretty smokin’. Photo courtesy of LookGoodFeelBetter.org.
We know good hair is a primary concern of Brokelyn readers because of the response we got on this cheap men’s Brooklyn haircut post and this one for the ladies, and also Bill de Blasio’s mullet. Next Tuesday, Oct. 22, a Park Slope salon is offering a chance to get a half-price ‘do and do right by someone with cancer. (more…)
“Where can I pay less to do this…?” via Flickr user therealannogus
Ok so the boys had their turn, now we want to hear from our girls.
Are you sick of paying Manhattan prices to just get a decent haircut? Ignoring the frills of color or highlights (aka Pandora’s Box), a girl should have options to get her hair trimmed without having to dish out 75 bucks or more. Let’s be honest, hair can mean everything to a girl and also serve as one of our more defining physical attributes. So yes, a haircut can make or break you, but should not have to empty your wristlet. Also, you don’t want to be the one to show up at a silent meal and have to mime a defense of that awful mop on your head… it’s already going to be awkward enough.
So, we’re putting together another barber shop guide, but this time for the ladies. So let us know, where does a money-conscious gal go to get her mane molded in the BK? Let us know!
Hair Force One is really excited about your new haircut. Photo via Ronika McClain.
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…)
Shears for Fears: Katrina Casino giving a phresh cut at September’s event. Photo by Vanessa Friedman
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…)
Katrina’s cut really razes the stakes. Via AutoStraddle.
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…)
A cheap haircut grows in Brooklyn. Photo via Macquarie University.
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…)
Cheap haircuts have come a long way since the Flowbee
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?