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Best of New York 2010 • Health & Self

Prime Cuts

Hairstyles at all prices.

  • For Men

  • Barbiere

    246 E. 5th St., nr. Second Ave.; 646-649-2640;

    Set up as a miniature clubhouse, this cozy barbershop only has two chairs; cool, textured scissor cuts are a mere $40.

  • Frank’s Chop Shop

    19 Essex St., nr. Hester St.; 212-228-7442

    Linoleum floors, jazz in the background, cuts for clients who range from bankers to rap artists ($30 to $50).

  • Erica Fleischman

    142 E. 49th St., nr. Lexington Ave., Ste. 1A; 212-750-5666

    Club chairs, beer in the fridge, straightforward styles for professionals ($62 to $72).

  • Martial Vivot

    39 W. 54th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-956-2990

    Stylish, of-the-moment cuts for gallery owners and media types (from $125).

  • For Women

  • Sam Brocato Salon

    42 Wooster St., nr. Grand St.; 212-334-3777

    For $45, you can get a cut from one of the junior stylists (or “new talent”) who could well be the next big thing.

  • Woodley & Bunny

    196 N. 10th St., at Driggs Ave., Williamsburg; 718-218-6588

    Part salon, part beauty shop, this groovy hot spot does razor or scissor cuts starting at $75.

  • Whittemore House

    45 Grove St., nr. Bleecker St.; 212-242-8880

    Bumble & Bumble expats Larry Raspanti and Victoria Hunter handle any hair type, from ultracurly to stick-straight (from $90).

  • Pipino Salon

    3 Centre Market Pl., nr. Grand St.; 212-871-5533

    Rick Pipino’s long, layered cuts are pricey ($300), but their subtle shaping grows out beautifully.

From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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