For those with a resolution to get laid more, let Tommy Guns handle the grooming. At first blush, the term "salon" might seem misleading. The recently-opened Lower East Side outpost of London-based Tommy Guns has the overall aesthetic of a classic shave-and-a-haircut barbershop. But behind the marble-and-nickel interior, vintage lighting and pitch-perfect wall hangings, is a full service hair salon catering to both sexes.
The shop mimics Tommy Guns' first store, which opened in Soho, London in 1996. Founder Russell Manley salvaged the nickel cabinets from a barber shop in Brighton, England and lugged them all the way to London—setting up shop in Soho, where his laid-back, casual approach to the salon quickly took off with bands, record labels and other trendy professionals nearby.
We were lucky enough to get some recent cuts at Tommy Guns. By our second drink (yes, Tommy Guns serves beer with their cuts), we were so happy with the experience, we decided to share it with others. Normally $75 and $90 for men and women respectively, we'll give a free voucher to the two people who tell us why the need a new 'do so badly. Pictures of your current moptop are good for extra credit.
To enter, send an email to feedback [at] coolhunting [dot] com with "Tommy Guns Giveaway" in the subject line. We'll pick from entries received before 11:59 pm EST on 19 January 2009. (And you should live in New York or be planning to visit soon, obviously.)
138 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002 map
tel. +1 212 477 1151