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Best of New York 2012 • Kids

Best Place for Braids

  • Cozy’s Cuts for Kids

    1125 Madison Ave., at 84th St.; 448 Amsterdam Ave., at 81st St.; 1416 Second Ave., at 74th St.; 212-585-2699;

    Cozy’s has always known how to keep a kid from freaking out during a first-time haircut (balloons, post-cut treats). But the chain is upping the ante with a newly introduced “braid bar” at its Upper East Side and Upper West Side locations. Stylists are at the ready for kids who want to emulate the likes of Chloe Moretz, Elle Fanning, and Dianna Agron—all of whom appeared with twisted plaits in a recent Teen Vogue story on the “braided updo.” Clients page through a look book to choose a style or design their own; they can also add beads, feathers, or tinsel to their braids. Prices start at $15.

From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).