“Grey is requested here a lot,” says Kristen Kattenbraker, the manager, stylist and make-up artist at Cobalt Salon, a new hair salon in Williamsburg. Her own hair, grey-colored (very close to white)— sweeps stylishly across her face.
The feeling of having the back of your head and the sides freshly sheared and newly exposed to crisp warm air can feel like losing ten pounds and juicing for a month, if it’s done well. For many men, a haircut is the one pampering luxury we not only allow ourselves, but revel in, celebrate, and rave about.
As a man looking for a haircut in Brooklyn, one faces a quandary: barber or salon? Barbers have been the go-to choice for men’s haircuts since Ancient Rome, and in the Middle Ages, barbers performed major surgeries. Today, they’re dependable for a quick shave and a haircut, often without an appointment, and are cheaper than a salon.