If you wanted to go shopping in SoDo, you’d have to settle yourself with perusing pedestal sinks and imported antiques at Pacific Galleries. It’s just not a neighborhood known for shopportunities. Or parlors of beauty and glam. Or rock-and-roll nightlife.
But there’s a new joint on the strip – opposite the aforementioned Home Depot – that might change that. Radar Hair and Records is a brightly painted, long, cavernous industrial-yet-approachable space where one can shop for vintage LPs, mid-century Hawaiian shirts, and other odd knick-knacks, and then get a cut, color, and style. Every so often, you’ll be invited back later in the evening for a rock show, fashion event, or other get-down.
Part-owner Betsy Hansen is a stylist and colorist with credits from some of the best street style-angled, rock-and-roll lifestyle salons in town, and part-owner Johnny Samra is one of those guys who knows every guitar player who ever played on every obscure and valuable vinyl imprint in 1962.
Take a little tour of the spot via the slideshow here, and stay tuned for information about their official grand opening bash.