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With loud music playing, a grand piano smack in the middle of the room, an impressive record collection on display, and a framed portrait of Elvis behind the reception desk, it’s quickly apparent what this Williamsburg hair salon and tattoo parlor is all about. After working together for several years at another rock ‘n roll-inspired salon in Soho, Bethany Paul and Corvette Hunt realized their next career move when coming across this former motorcycle repair shop on Lorimer Street and opening for business in January 2010. Using Shu Uemura products, the two owners– plus one other stylist and a colorist –create funky, asymmetrical looks that fall in line with the neighborhood’s aesthetic, as well as more-classic cuts, depending on one’s preference (and guts). The space is as handsome as it is retro with four antique barber chairs, which were acquired long before they were even able to secure the salon’s location, and kept in storage until doing so. The other half of this wide, low-ceilinged space is occupied by East Side Ink owners Josh Lord and Yadira Mendez-Firvida who adhere to an anything goes mantra when tattooing their clients. The collaboration, Hunt says, was totally organic and a matter of good timing for all parties. And assumingly, a collective admiration for the King.Bridal
Corvette Hunt, a master of old-school glamour, turns brides into modern-day Marilyns and Lanas at this year-old motorcycle garage turned salon and tattoo shop. (He will also travel.) Consultations involve up to three hairstyles and cost $100 an hour (they usually last two hours). Wedding-day services start at $600 for the bride and $100 for each additional person.
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