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Chop, Chop


The studio at Garren.  

Nick Arrojo cuts bobs with shattered-looking layers on one side and a smooth, side-swept graduated razor cut (from $68 with a staff stylist; starting at $500 with Arrojo; Arrojo Studio, 180 Varick St., nr. King St.; 212-242-7786).

April Barton’s always loved choppy cuts; she free-styles in Suite 303 in the Chelsea Hotel (from $95 with a staff stylist, starting at $300 with Barton; 222 W. 23rd St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-633-1011).

Aurora at Pashah Salon is for the short-hair-baby-step-taker. She’ll start off with a chin-length cut, then go shorter if you’re feeling nervy ($120; 601 Madison Ave., nr. 58th St., penthouse; 212-371-7337).

Ricky’s pint-size Shears Hustle & Blow salons (there are two chairs on Third Avenue, five on Crosby Street) don’t require appointments or a lot of your cash for a choppy cut (from $50; 124 Crosby St., nr. Houston St.; 212-219-9626; and 111 Third Ave., nr. 13th St.; 212-388-9990).

Serge Normant created a lot of punky cuts in current editorial spreads, but an appointment with him is hard to come by, and expensive. His highly competent staff is a lot less (from $175 for a staff stylist to $500 for Normant; 30 E. 76th St., nr. Madison Ave., and 825 Washington St., nr. Little W. 12th St.; 212-879-1000).

For Anna Sui’s spring 2008 show, Garren added purple and red streaks to his asymmetrical coifs (from $100 with a staff stylist to $700 with Garren, 781 Fifth Ave., nr. 59th St.; 212-841-9400).


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