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Kropps & Bobbers

119 Ludlow St., New York, NY 10002 40.719629 -73.988599
nr. Rivington St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-260-6992 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Hair Salon, Spa
  • Services: Body Treatments, Hairstyling, Manicure/Pedicure, Massage: Basic, Massage: Specialized, Skincare & Facials, Waxing

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Official Website

myspace.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, noon-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, J, M, Z at Delancey St.-Essex St.

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Profile

Tucked amid the tidy Loisaida boutiques—and dangerously close to Motor City—Kropps & Bobbers has relocated once again, expanding its services and tarting up its image. What started as a modest parlor in the West Village in 1994 by veteran stylist Joni Johnson has morphed into a seven-chair, full-service salon with a mani-pedi station and a quiet treatment room for facials, body waxing, and massage by resident therapist Jean Ockuly, who uses her own homemade oils. The laid-back vibe of the original remains, but the once-trademark funkiness has been swapped (along with Johnson’s dreads) for a more elegant patina: Fresh white walls now serve as the palette for works by local artists, along with displays of products by Bonacure, Osis, the L’Oreal Tex line, and American Crew. K&B still boasts its time-honored menu of edgy, high-end cuts and color, perms, relaxers, pinch-braid and heat-seal extensions, as well as dread perms, regular extensions, and maintenance. Hair talent runs the gamut here, as does the clientele.

Pet Friendly

Many K&B stylists are dog owners, so expect to socialize with some four-leggers, or feel free to bring your own.

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