Owner of Hair Queen Alicia Trani has been known for nearly two decades as the go-to hair cutter and colorist to the downtown glitterati. She’s downlow and down to earth, which means she will never ever tell you who her clients are but you’ll walk into her new salon and instantly recognize the person waiting in front of you as someone you saw in the style pages last week. A Brooklyn veg Mom of two boys, Alicia is sweet and personable but her scissors go buck wild with the brilliance they create. After she cuts your hair you will surely say how the hell did she do that?
Now along with a team of equally talented stylists, she’s opened this cruelty-free and vegan hair salon in downtown NYC using conscious, eco and sustainable product Davines.
I’ve been going to Alicia for 20 years – not to age either of us – and she’s literally never given me bad cut or color. It’s the kind of hair where people stop me everywhere I go and ask who does my hair. I’ve even brought her friends and family with iffy hair that she’s somehow transformed. She’s that good. I live nowhere near the salon, but it’s worth the shlep over. It’s even worth booking an appointment to see Alicia when coming in from out of town. Added bonus – Alicia is fast! This isn’t the kind of salon where color takes 4 hours.. ‘aint nobody got time for that!
After years of being at Mudhoney, she launched this little no-frills space on the lower east side where the conversation flows and so do the beautiful and strange people who love her work. And because she’s so amazing, we completely trust her chosen team of Chicago, Veronika, and Raymond – all of whom have their own genius expertise. Call and book using code GirlieGirlArmy for 15% off services Wednesday through Friday!
Scenes from a day at Hair Queen via Instagram:
HAIR QUEEN 137 Allen St, NY, NY 10002 • (212) 777-8336
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