Astor Place Hairstylists really needs no introduction having been a neighborhood fixture, and New York City legend since 1947.
For those not in the know we’ve done a cut of our own, with this “cut & paste” history from their website. Check it, then go and get your own cut at this East Village icon!
Here is the story of the Astor Place Hairstylists in their own words...
“Founded in 1947, Astor Place Hairstylists has provided customers throughout New York and the boroughs with affordable, stylish haircuts and ‘dos that can’t be duplicated anywhere else. That’s why we always warn others: Watch out for imitators. There’s only one Astor Place!
Once just a 5-chair barbershop, we now have grown to over 70 chairs and into New York’s largest barbershop and salon. Our qualified, educated and friendly stylists come from around the world, bringing expertise on styles, cuts, color and more.
We’ve cut everyone at Astor Place - from your local neighbors to A-list celebrities and world-famous musicians. When you stop by our shop, take a peek at some of our favorite celebrity visitors. With walk-in appointments, reasonable prices and a growing staff, you’ll be right at home at Astor Place Hairstylists.
Enjoy the old-time charm of downtown New York when you step into our shop. We speak multiple languages: Spanish, French, German, Polish, English, Russian, and Greek.”
There you have it! The rich history of Astor Place Hairstylists was also documented by Karen Gehres in this 80-minute film that will educate, surprise, and - most of all - entertain you! You'll get a genuine feel for the personalities that make Astor Place Hairstylists a true destination for those seeking a fantastic cut and a slice of real New York City life! To watch the flim, click here.
You can also discover more of their up's and down's over the years, including when 1970's hairstyles almost forced them out of business, with this Greenwich Village Society for Historical Presvervation article.