1024 Third Avenue, near 61st street
Children can be notoriously difficult in the barber’s chair. Thankfully, Snippy’s knows how to keep them happy. At this new children’s hair salon, the cutting stations are modeled after vintage forties and fifties cars—a police cruiser, a fire engine, a pink Cadillac—and each one is equipped with a TV mounted in a cabinet shaped like a gas pump (the hose doubles as a blow-dryer). Owner Tracy Spencer-Wright schedules all appointments at least 30 minutes apart to keep the pace calm. Multitasking moms can slip into the antique barber’s chair in back for a quick trim of their own. Cuts for kids cost $26; for adults, $30 to $45.
Best Kids' Hair Salon
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
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).