Daily, by appointment only
L at First Ave.
Hairstylist Stacy Pitt started her career assisting in Beverly Hills before heading home to the East Coast and setting up shop in her charming East Village apartment in 2004. Early customers received highlights, extensions, and cuts in Pitt’s eat-in kitchen, facing a mirror that reflected the tattooed stylist and a sink area cluttered with curling irons and shampoo. Her clientele steadily expanded through word- of-mouth recommendations, and in 2009 she opened this small salon around the corner. The spot’s intimate atmosphere mimics her original laid-back, just-doin’-a-friend’s-hair-in-my-kitchen vibe. She utilizes a dry-cutting technique—which she claims allows her to work with the natural texture of hair, especially for curly types—and specializes in vintage-inspired looks like Veronica Lake waves and pinup-girl styles. Just don’t expect any walk-in availability: With plenty of regulars competing for appointments, the one-woman show now mostly welcomes new customers solely for one-time events and weddings.
Indoor surfing, spinning lovefests, a luxurious pig-placenta facial, and more.