Astor Place Hair is one of those New York institutions that you take for granted until rising rents force them out of business. Open since 1945, Astor Place Hair over the last 10 years has begun to be penned in by Starbucks, the Gap, Barnes and Nobles and other corporate franchises. And yet it soldiers on, despite being compelled a couple of years ago to move to just their basement location. It’s totally unpretentious, claustrophobic, noisy, and dingy — like all great New York spaces.
Regina has been my stylist for years now, known for her no-nonsense attitude, quality service, and chatting in Russian with other stylists constantly. When I was living in Switzerland, I made stopping by for a cut from Regina a priority second only to seeing my New York girlfriend.
Hit the jump for the results of today’s cut…
Straight cut sideburns, just the way I like.