From Our Editors
The steady stream of rainbow-colored tresses, dreadlocks, and vintage styles coming out of Kropps & Bobbers might have some people wondering what exactly goes on inside the long-revered Lower East Side hair salon. But it’s no secret: the stylists there bring their creative touch to every mane they handle, whether the client wants an elegant wedding updo, a punk style, or a work of art they can name and keep a velvet rope around.
Since 1994, owner Joni Johnson and her talented staff have sent clients off to gather compliments after their extensive cutting, coloring, and hair-repairing services. Stylist Michelle adds extensions and trims strands into mod- and rockabilly-inspired hairdos, and owner Joni uses her knowledge of dreadlocks to perm and maintain matted strands. In addition to hair services, the salon offers facials, mani-pedis, and eyelash tinting. While you’re there, take a look around at the rotating art displays on the walls, which feature works by local and international artists.