Voluminous, thick, shiny hair isn’t a luxury exclusively for the rich and famous. We normal folk deserve luscious locks, too. The East Village’s Lugo’s Hair Center, which specializes in extensions and wigs, provides beautiful—dare we say life-changing?—manes made specifically for you. The process is long and taxing, but well worth it (they don’t call themselves the “mecca of hair” for nothing). Here, hair technicians create custom extensions with real human hair for men and women, using a variety of textures and colors. The hair is of such high quality that it’s reusable, meaning it can be washed, blow-dried, flat-ironed, you name it. Prices vary from customer to customer, but are reasonable overall (for instance, 10 inches of semi-wavy brown hair cost about $32 an ounce).
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2013
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