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  • Photo: Alex Nuñez Caba, Manhattan Sideways

Wonderland Beauty Parlor — 418 West 13th Street

Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor is true to its name. Michael has designed his salon with his own style, complete with a beautiful chandelier, underwater-themed sinks, and a piece of a Coney Island carousel. As David Benjamin, the salon’s general manager explained, “if you get to know Michael, it all makes sense.” Michael opened the salon in 2005, hoping to bring the Meatpacking District’s authenticity to life in the parlor. “I don’t want people to take themselves too seriously,” Michael said.

To read more, visit Manhattan Sideways (sideways.nyc), created by Betsy Bober Polivy.

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