Seagull is an acclaimed boutique hair salon in the West Village with a star staff of the best stylists in NYC. In a friendly downtown setting, we offer haircuts and styling, deep conditioning and hair-repair treatments, as well as luxury color services: from balayage highlights, every kind of blonde, an ammonia-free line to high-impact (or subtle pastel) creative color. We also cater to a hair extension and wig-styling clientele. Seagull Salon is open seven days a week until 9 PM to accommodate the schedules of New York’s best and busiest.
Founded in 1971, in the heyday of gay liberation, not a stone’s throw from the Christopher Street piers and the historic West Village Stonewall Inn, Seagull Salon was named for Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach’s bestseller. Seagull was the first unisex barber shop in New York City (if not the country), originally located in a small storefront shop on Christopher Street, just off Sheridan Square, in what was once the site of the Greenwich Village Theatre (1917-1930). The theater was an avant-garde venue, presenting Martha Graham’s early work as well as the first above-ground shows of “female impersonators.” It was also the birthplace of the legendary musical revue, The Greenwich Village Follies. While Seagull soon moved, spending more than thirty years on West 10th Street, we have returned home: our sunlit second-floor loft space, with its West 4th Street entrance, is in the same magical building off Sheridan Square where we started!
Seagull’s owners are Manhattan stylist Shaun Cottle and Johanna Fateman, musician and art writer. The two took over and transformed the business in 2006. In 2015, they reimagined the salon as an upstairs oasis, working closely with architect Ben Warwas. Seagull is graced with paintings, photographs, and large-scale prints, including work by artists Liz Collins, Sam McKinniss, Kathe Burkhart, A.L. Steiner, Alice O’Malley, K8 Hardy, and Nolan Hendrickson. Under Johanna and Shaun’s direction, the salon caters to their New York community’s cultural tastes. Seagull clients are artists, writers, fashion editors, musicians, actors, and everything else.
Our salon staff will work with your personal style and hair type to find the color and cut that works best for you. When booking your haircut, color, or blowout appointment, please consult with our salon receptionists or view our stylist profiles online to help determine your perfect match. Whether you are a high-maintenance platinum blonde, a wig-wearer, extension experimenter, a long-term ombre client seeking a balayage boost, or you want a top stylist who really understands how to cut and style curly hair, there is someone at Seagull Salon for you.