Queer Friendly Hair Salons NYC – Shaun For SeagullAugust 2, 2019 3:59 pm
Seagull (New York) in i-D Magazine
Seagull is the “Haute-Choix” of queer hair salons in NYC. Seagull’s proximity to Stonewall Inn isn’t a coincidence. The boutique West Village hair oasis was founded in 1971, during the height of the gay liberation period, and prides itself on being the city’s first unisex barbershop. Seagull then packed up its record collection and wall art and moved over to West 10th Street. But after more than 30 years away, Seagull scored a sunny loft on the second floor of its first home. The salon is now under the management of stylist Shaun Cottle and Riot Grrrl icon and art critic Johanna Fateman, who founded the feminist post-punk outfit with Kathleen Hanna in the late 90s. It’s little wonder that Seagull is the go-to salon for Tavi Gevinson, Eileen Myles, and Carol Bove, all women whose portraits would be right at home on Johanna’s wall of feminist icon photography. Shaun, meanwhile, has worked his platinum magic on writer Emily Gould and “Pandrogeny” artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and everyone else.