Seven-Year-Old Ludlow Blunt Salon Closes, Stripped Bare

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 at 5:17 am by
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Despite a re-branding last summer, one upscale salon on Ludlow Street just called it quits.

Intel came our way earlier this month that the seven-year-old Ludlow Blunt was on its way out. Apparently the hairdressers had been telling their clients that the location is closing in approximately three weeks, and that employees will be consolidated at the Williamsburg outpost. Well, that day finally arrived over the weekend.

When reached for comment, Ludlow Blunt owner Russell Manley denied the earlier allegations, saying that the lease was being renegotiated to extend past March. Guess there was an impasse. A sign in the window announces the end of days here at 138 Ludlow.

Worrisome to neighbors now is how another large storefront is up for grabs in a saturated area. One that could potentially house a bar.

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Ludlow Blunt began life at 138 Ludlow as Tommy Guns back in 2008. An import from London, the trendy spot brought expensive hair services to the block, marketed with that pseudo-punk rock vibe. Its photogenic character earned local fame with appearances in Boardwalk Empire and Wall Street 2. Six years after launch, Manley decided to swap the name because he didn’t hold the worldwide trademark on the name (only the US and UK).

The November 2008 opening happened just as fellow Londoner Pimps & Pinups debuted across the way.

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