Takamichi Hair Relocating to Karl Fischer’s 263 Bowery

Posted on: October 31st, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Ever since the nascent Karl Fischer pile of bricks was unveiled at 263 Bowery, the property has seemingly struggled to hold down any long-term commercial tenants. There were sales recorded for a few of the residential condo units up above, but aside from a brief art show last year, the ground and second floor commercial spaces remained largely dormant. However, a business was just baited. One from up the bend – Takamichi Hair.

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Ten-year veteran Takamichi Hair currently maintains a chop shop at 35 Great Jones Street, but is relocating to 263 Bowery to be part of the action. The salon specializes in “precision Japanese” cuts and colors.

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Here’s the babble on Takamichi, per the press release:

The [Bowery] space was designed by Sandra van Rolleghem and has the feel of a chic, modern, art-collector’s home.

The Takamichi cut is a customized, precise cut tailored not only to each client’s hair texture and head shape, but also their lifestyle.  A client with a conservative job and an alternative lifestyle go to Takamichi to get a precise cut that works both during the work-week and on weekends. Takamichi’s cut emphasizes shape and form rather than what is trendy – this allows him to create hair styles that are not only flattering, but also maintain the style weeks after a cut.

The new 2,000 square-foot space will launch with an inauguration party Thursday evening, 7-11 pm.  During the event, a mural by artist Santi Moix will be unveiled and the band Bubbles will play a set.

With the swift upscaling of the Bowery below East Houston these days, it was only a matter of time before the high-end hair salons jumped into the ring.

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