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New York City has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our fantastic city that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
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Craig Hunter is the assistant designer for the avant-garde fashion brand Take Off Your Clothes. He's also a contributor to XOJane.com, and manages his own personal blog, Cubist Literature. Here, he shows us the West Village salon that's responsible for his "cool hair."
Seagull Salon has been in the West Village since the early '70s, and it was the first unisex hair salon in the city. It's unlike any other salon because it's more about an overall experience. The pink walls. The artwork. The photos of their musician and art icon clients hanging up. The good, diverse music playing. The amusing/interesting conversations you'll have and overhear. The little dog that greets you when you walk in. And when you leave, you'll know you've gotten the best cut and color in the city. I'm always getting compliments about my hair, and all of this is part an experience that is Seagull Salon.
· Seagull Salon [Official Site]
· Take Off Your Clothes [Official Site]
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