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Hair tips from Nackie Karcher of The Parlour Brooklyn

July 10, 2009

My baby sis, Hajera, and I made a trip down to Greenpoint to get her a haircut at uber new trendy salon, The Parlour Brooklyn. Owner and head stylist, Nackie Karcher, tended to her super, super thick and slightly wavy hair (yeah I know, it’s really not fair).

Haj said she wanted a little more than an inch trim, but also a way to make her hair less dense and summer ready. Nackie, who used to be a stylist at the renowned Chelsea Hotel’s Suite 303, went right to work.

Nackie Karcher of The Parlour Brooklyn

Nackie Karcher of The Parlour Brooklyn

The back of the salon faces a courtyard of graffiti regularly updated by artists in the area

The back of the salon faces a courtyard of graffiti regularly updated by artists in the area

She decided to start dry-cutting her hair. Instead of ‘thinning it out’, she instead did what she called “interior trimming.” It consists of keeping the top and bottom layers long, and trimming the inside of the hair, so it’s less dense without making the hair look flat or thinner. It was mesmerizing watching her hold up a vertical strip of hair and take her scissors to slice the pieces right down.

I asked her if that’s a well-known term among all stylists, if they would know what you mean if you asked them for that same cut; she said most would. It was definitely the first time I heard it!

She then twisted pieces of hair by twirling it around her fingers and blow drying just that bunch so Haji’s hair dried with little waves in it, as if she used a curling iron. Thought that was pretty cool! I have never seen it done like that.

At the end, she did a once over with just the slightest bit of — guess what — argan oil! I’m telling you, that is one amazing natural resource.

Final once-over

Final once-over

And..done!

And..done!

By the way, did you notice the colorful robe Haji’s wearing? They were all made from the leftover material of the clothes made by her friend, designer Mara Hoffman.

So, yes, back to the cut…in the end, Haji’s hair still looked as thick as it always does but she said it felt lighter. Great success.

Salon Info:
The Parlour Brooklyn
72 Greenpoint Ave
btw Franklin St. and West St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
347-294-0444
Greenpoint


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