516 E 6th St
New York, NY 10009
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Ace of Cuts is a well-loved Alphabet City institution, in large part because of barber Alex Shamuelov. Whether you’re going for a quick trim or an elegant pattern, grab a seat and enjoy a drink on the house while you chat up the neighborhood locals. For more great locations, check out this list of the best haircut shops in New York.
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36 W. 17 St. 5th Fl, New York, NY 10011
At this Chelsea salon, your haircut and blow out might cost as low as $45, though prices increase based on your stylist’s level of expertise. Just make sure you pronounce the name right: it’s “panic.”
Hair Mates Hair Salon
13 Third Ave., New York, NY 10003
For $45, you’ll sit before a senior stylist. If you’re really strapped for cash, save $5 and book with a junior Japanese stylist. Hair Mates also has a Port Washington location.
Astor Place Hair Designers
2 Astor Pl., New York, NY 10003
No appointment? No problem. Walk into this 50-year-old joint for a haircut. Choose from their arsenal of 80-plus stylists for fades, etchings, or whatever ‘do you’re currently digging. Short cuts start at $15, long ones at $20.
THE Beehive SALON
115 North 7th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Check out this Williamburg salon on Mondays and Wednesdays for a budget cut from any of their new stylists for only $40. Don’t forget to ask for a punchcard – rack up 10 visits and earn a half-priced cut. How’s that for customer loyalty?
Carsten Aveda Institute of New York
41 Union Square W., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10003
An easy bet for a budget haircut is at a salon school like the Carsten Aveda Institute of New York. Haircuts with graduating students start at only $18. Spend a bit more for color – single process and partial highlights start at $37 and full highlights at $52.
Euphoria Beauty Lounge
2566 Francis Lewis Blvd., Flushing, NY 11358
If you’re in Queens, head to this Flushing Salon. Hair cuts start at $25, and cuts and blow outs at $45. There’s even a spa if you’re super stressed.
Lilypad Beauty Lounge
555 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
If you’re in the Williamsburg neighborhood, check out Lilypad Beauty Lounge, a low-key, indie-salon that fits the neighborhood perfectly. Enjoy cuts costing between $45 and $55, with prices varying on length and texture. Short-haired beauties might get a cut that’s only $35.
439 E. 9 St., New York, NY 10009
Men need haircuts, too. Head to this throwback spot (yes, with a spinning barber pole and everything) for a $14 cut. Add another $10 for a hot shave.
Paul Mitchell’s The Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics
187 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, New York 10306
On Staten Island? Don’t worry, you don’t need to take the ferry for a cheap cut. Head to Paul Mitchell’s Academy of Cosmetology and Esthetics, a partner school of the big-name hair company. Your new ‘do might be as low as $15. Bonus: your package comes with a stress-relieving scalp treatment.
Paul LaBrecque Salon
171 E. 65 St., New York, NY 10065
If late appointments are all you can squeeze into your schedule, you’re in luck. From 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights you can score great deals with assistants at Paul LaBrecque’s salon. Cuts start at $20, color at $30, and highlights for only $40.
Style and Smile Hair Salon
167 W. 21 St., New York, NY 10079
Book your appointment with Igor for a budget-friendly cut and style. If he’s not in and you’re a walk-in, don’t worry – there are plenty of other quick-handed stylists to choose from. Haircuts begin at $20 for gals and $16 for guys.
64 North Moore St., New York NY 10013
Head to this intimate salon in TriBeCa and submit your name and hair type. Wait for one of the salon’s eight stylists to give you an appointment for your $15 cut. Not sure what you want? Just ask – their hair consultations are always complimentary.