At this gender-neutral barbershop in New York, LGBT+ people are expressing their identity through their hair without feeling judged.
We had the pleasure of cutting Joanne Calderwood @badmofo_jojo of UFC MMA yesterday for her traditional pre-fight haircut. So proud of Dre doing an amazing job on this and we are thankful to have been a part of it!! Thanks so much @arielhelwani again for doing this story and for picking Dre to work her magic! Love it!! Enjoy the video and catch Joanne fighting Ariane Lipski today at the Barkley Center! Hope the Versace design cut will bring you luck! Thank you for coming in! #espn #mma #ufc #fight
Enjoy!! So happy to be featured with NYLON and to be able to spread our message of inclusivity!
Hairrari is changing the narrative around barbershops, one haircut at a time. The NYC-based barbershop is making inclusive strides in the industry by promoting a positive, gender-neutral space that all can experience. We recently caught up with some of the barbers in the shop to discuss what makes Hairrari different. Watch the video, above, to hear what they had to say.
Hairarri is changing the narrative around barbershops, one haircut at a time. By shattering the male-only stereotype that surrounds the space, they're creating a safe zone for anyone looking for a shape-up or creative buzz—regardless of how they identify.
Posted by NYLON on Monday, June 11, 2018
Or read below! So grateful for this awesome write up! Big thanks to Local Wolves to take the time and spread our message!!
Check out Magda teaching the host of NBC’S 1st Look Ashley Roberts of the Pussycatdolls haircutting.
Full episode link here.
Would you trust Ashley Roberts to trim your beard? Thank goodness for the training at Manetamed.
Posted by 1st Look on Saturday, March 17, 2018
Magda Ryczko, owner of Manetamed and Hairrari, is the ultimate inspirational teacher. Catch us this weekend to see if Ashley Roberts can "do it!"
Posted by 1st Look on Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Link to full episode here..
Thank you Corinne for taking the time to interview us and spread the word about our shops! It was a pleasure and thank you to Go Magazine for publishing this awesome piece!!
Here it is! Enjoy!
Magda Ryczko, owner of Hairrari Barber Salon’s, became a barber out of the blue with no concrete plans of where it would take her. Now she owns three thriving barbershops in NYC and Brooklyn with plans to expand nationally in the near future. Hairrari Barber Salon’s aren’t like typical hyper-masculine shops that often have a stiff and inaccessible vibe, especially for queer and trans folx. Ryczko has created a new kind of barber shop that is welcome to everyone who wants an amazing cut. The consistency in amazing talent comes from Ryczko’s passion to train every barber who works for her — she describes her current team as the best she’s had.
I met Ryczko at the Wythe Hotel restaurant in Williamsburg on a chilly January afternoon. Over tomato soup and grilled cheese, we talked about why queer hairstyles are so important, how hair can help represent to the world who you are, and how she deals with the current political climate. Get to know the badass woman behind these effortlessly cool barbershops.
GO Magazine: Can you tell me a little bit about how you got into styling hair? I read that you’re self taught.
Magda Ryczko: 12 years ago, I went to hair school to be a hair dresser but I never thought of barbering. I was assisting at like 12 salons and I wasn’t learning that much– I was just shampooing. Randomly, someone I met at a bagel shop told me I should try to barber.
I went to apply at a barbershop in Williamsburg, but I thought it was weird because I’m a woman. But then I saw the owner inside, who happened to be a woman. She took a chance on me and I started working there.
When I opened my own barbershop, I trained so many women. It kind of paved a way for all these women barbers. Now, I’m thinking of opening new locations nationally.
GO: Yeah, I hear so many stories of queer people going to a barbershop and getting judged or not getting what they’re looking for. Can you speak to queer hairstyles and what it means to queer folx to have someone who understands what they’re looking for cutting their hair?
MR: Well, I think that when I opened the shop — it wasn’t a queer barbershop. But since I’m a lesbian I attracted a lot of different people. All of my clients range from everyone old people, babies, men, women, trans people. Because I’m very diverse in my friends and community — and then when we did attract more LGBTQ people, we created ads around that to spread the word.
Queer haircuts, in my opinion, are not super feminine or not super masculine — it’s something in the middle. It’s important to ask people cause sometimes they might look feminine on the outside, but they might want something masculine to represent how they feel on the inside. Everyone is an individual, everyone is unique. I think those kind of haircuts, something edgy, something versatile.
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Catch as at Lot 45 doing Free Haircuts at the Bad Habit parties by Hot Rabbit!!
Come dance… and get your haircut! ;D
Dre & Maria
Catch Dre at Manetamed
Catch Maria at Hairrari Bushwick