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  • Type: Hair Salon
  • Services: Hairstyling

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Is this Union Square, or Tokyo's hip Harajuku district? It's easy to get lost in translation when stepping into the third branch of this salon run by, and mainly catering to, young, trendy Asians. The clientele is a mix of neighborhood locals and style-conscious Asians from all parts of New York City (and even across state lines) willing to travel to get their tresses cut by someone who knows their hair type personally. If neither the staff nor the regulars tipped you off, Hair Mates specializes in naturally straight hair and the choppy, rock-star things you can do to it. You'll also walk out feeling surprisingly refreshed, thanks to the occasional spa-worthy head and back massages doled out during and after the shampoo.