City Pulse

By Razi Schwartz


Please tell me who doesn’t love a good tease. Even though we may sit at a bar in the LES blubbering to our gal pals about this so called “tease” in our life, we somehow secretly love it. Why? It’s easy — teases give us just enough drama to keep us interested without the serious hour-long CSI sh*t that sucks us in and rips us to shreds. Now, in counter-intuitive news, I have found one tease that will cut us up, razor us into oblivion, and give us just that fab amount of drama that we must run run run to tell our friends about this new love in our life. His name is Bob…the World Famous Bob and all the stylists she works with at Tease, a new hair salon on Rivington Street in the heart of “eat your heart out you don’t live closer to us.”

Let the World Famous Bob (and really, she is world famous — at the count of three, let’s say Google) jot down an appointment for you with one of the legendary downtown New York sylists Margie, Jackie D., or Troye Evers — the “downtown trio of hot haircuts.” Qu’est-ce que c’est un “hot haircut,” you ask? Well…probably one you don’t have right now. I’m talking rock ‘n’ roll, people. If you love…oh god…whatever music your parents hate, you’ll love this joint. All three stylists are formerly of Kropps and Bobbers and have 25 years of mind-blowing cuts, color and extensions under their collective belts. The trio’s style of work is rock steady and they keep their wide range of New York clientele looking sharp by using primo products that promise lasting color and healthy hair.

But wait, there’s more! If you order now, you’ll also get to experience the unbelievable ambiance of Tease’s salon– Lisa Goldberg, chief lamp designer extraordinaire of Lighten Up! Designs brings you into good light with her “oh thank god you arrived” lighting designs; Mike Wench (club owner of Bowery Ballroom and the Mercury Lounge), can be thanked, profusely, for bringing his welding torch and erecting a comfortable waiting area where clients get a view of the stylists at work; Metal artist, Elisa Meyer, designed the ironwork sign that graces the front of the shop; and Leslie Van Stetton, Village Voice photographer extraordinaire, was let loose to go all nuts and sh*t on the “commode.” If you can only imagine how super-hip this joint is you would have booked your appointment by the end of the first paragraph.

But wait, there’s more! If you call in the next ten minutes, you’ll get a free glass of wine (red…or white) if you come to the shop after 5pm. When does said offer end? Never. Why? Because these people are so much cooler than I’ll ever be, so you should seriously make an appointment before their entire first quarter is booked solid. Oh, and they’re right next door to Schiller’s — so, really, you might as well make a night of it.

Tease: 137 Rivington Street (between Norfolk and Sutton). (212-979-TEAS). Open Tuesday-Saturday 12-9pm and is open on Sundays 12-8pm.

Originally published December 2005



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