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Williamsburg Demands Another Fancy Barbershop, Gets One

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Santa's verdict is in, and evidently, the pompadoured denizens of Williamsburg have been good this year. Bedford + Bowery reports that Rudy's Barbershop, yet another high-concept dude salon has landed in the neighborhood, joining Fellow Barber, Barber Bart, Blind Barber, Persons of Interest, and Manetamed (phew!).

Located in a 125-year-old former bank at 33 Grand Street, Rudy's once occupied the same space during a pop-up stint in 2012, but since then, its sole NYC outpost was located inside the Ace Hotel.

We know what you're wondering: but what's the concept? Billiards n' craft beers? A pork belly taco with every shave? This one's a bit more subtle: All of Rudy's barbershops (there are also locations in LA, Portland, and Seattle) share the same rock-and-roll vibe, while the Brooklyn outpost has a dedicated space to buy leather accessories from the Portland-based Tanner Goods. Along the walls, salongoers gaze upon quotes by Oscar Wilde, Charles Bukowski, and Alex Calderwood, the now-deceased founder of Rudy's ("I'm just a barber and a tattoo pimp.")

What's most exciting, however, is the fact that unlike most other barbershops, Rudy's has tons of lady-clients. Women's cuts run from $45 to $65, depending on length, blow outs are $65, and bang trims are just $10.

· Rudy's Barbershop, a Sibling of Ace Hotel, Has Opened in Williamsburg [B+B]
· Sixteen of the Best Indie Barbershops in New York City [Racked NY]

Rudy's Barbershop

33 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY