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“5 queer-friendly hair salons shaking up the gender binary”

Hair salons and barbershops have long been places that shape identity and social discourse. From Ancient Greece and Egypt to the South Side of Chicago and 5th Ave NYC, it’s not just physical transformations that take place inside these spaces. But the private nature of barbershops and salons can be a big deterrent for trans, queer, and gender-nonconforming folk looking for a fresh fade or glossy balayage. Here are five spots changing the gendered hair game by creating inclusive environments for all.