Bumble & Bumble's Hair Model Project is quite famous for the free haircuts. The cuts are completely free (no tipping) and are as good or better than the rather expensive ones that I'd gotten in NYC over the years. The students are professionals -- they've years under their belt and they're studying specialized techniques to perfect their craft. The teachers are excellent -- friendly, responsive, and they always seem to know how to make the haircut really work for you. I've had their razor bobs, coloring and the short layers and I've always been quite happy with the results.
To qualify for the cut, you have to undergo a model call. They'll check out your hair and see if you're a fit for the program. There are a range of cuts: short layers, razor bob, long layers, etc. They do coloring as well for certain types of cuts.
Also, the process takes longer than the usual haircut because it's a teaching class. If you have time, it's worth doing not just for the free haircut but because it's interesting to see how the styles and techniques are taught/learned. Once you're in the system, you can sign up for free haircuts every 4 months or so.
The next Bumble & Bumble Model Call for Razor Bobs will be on June 28 from 5:30 - 6:15 pm.
Bb.U Model Project
415 West 13th Street, 6th Floor (between 9th Ave & Washington St)
New York NY 10014
The closest subways are:
L at 8th Ave.
A/C/E at 14th Street
If approved during the Model Call, you can book a Razor Bob appointment for either:
- Wednesday, July 7 at 12pm and 2:30pm
- Friday, July 16 at 12pm and 2:30pm
If those dates don't work, additional dates are available.
How to sign up:
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Don't forget to mention that you're signing up for the Model Call on June 28. Give them your name, a phone number and your email. It'd be great if you could mention that you'd heard about this on Starting Fresh blog.