BEST OF THE GAYBORHOOD AND BEYOND: Hair Salon and Stylist

Our choice for Best Stylist, Brooke Dorothy, stands at her station at American Mortals in Wash West.

Brooke Dorothy poses at her station at American Mortals in Wash West.

HAIR STYLIST: Brooke Dorothy, American Mortals

Having perfected her skills with American Crew, this tatted-up ally can work a men’s haircut like nobody’s business. Her client list is full of gays, so she’ll regale you with Steel Magnolias–worthy salon gab, and grin and bear it when, say, you get the urge to sing Whitney as she snips. (Guilty!) 727 Walnut St., 215-574-1234, americanmortals.com


Laurentius Purnama in action.

Laurentius Purnama in action.

HAIR SALON: Laurentius

It's known for its sleep décor and starry clientele of fluffy Rittenhouse socialites, but out (and cute) owner Laurentius Purnama and his coven of stylists are equally adroit with the male of the species, no matter what your hair type, quality or age. There's a reason this place has been featured in every glossy magazine (Elle, Glamour, etc .) going. 815 Christian St., 215-238-0764, laurentiussalon.com.