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On Your Radar

A new record store/hair salon hybrid in SoDo

By Laura Cassidy July 13, 2010

 

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.

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