Best Hair Salon With an Open-Mic Night - 2010
De Lux Gallery
Customers come from all over Brooklyn to get their twists, wraps, and braids done up by the chic, chatty stylists at De Lux Gallery in Fort Greene, a destination black beauty salon specializing in natural do's. On the last Friday of the month, the place gets packed with people—that's when the salon hosts its monthly open-mic night. Sit under the hair dryer and check out the acts: The performances are mostly spoken-word and monologues, but every so often someone belts out an r&b tune. Located on a fun block near Habana Outpost and Cake Man Raven, De Lux has had more than its fair share of drama: In October 2008, gunmen chased a man into the beauty parlor, shot him to death, and wounded three others inside. But don't let that stop you.