Old school Hollywood glam meets rock and roll cool at Pimps and Pinups, the lower east side’s answer to the pretentious, overpriced coif factories uptown. The New York Branch of the London based salon has a mission to make its clintele look and feel fabulous minus the self -importance and gigantic bill.
From the all black interior to the dressing room mirror lights to the neon green wall sign, Pimps in Pinups looks like a swanky bar that just happens to do great haircuts. Where else can you get your hair did while you listen to the New York Dolls, Rockabilly and the Kings of Leon? And the lighting is seriously good: it makes everyone look like a 1950s moviestar.
The Pimps and Pinups team is talented and friendly. You’re offered a selection of beer, wine (which comes from September, just across the street) coffee and tea as soon as you come in. This is especially nice when you have an after work appointment (The Salon is open until 10pm on weeknights!)
Check out more pics from my last visit to Pimps and Pinups.