A pre-weekend crop, like a much-needed highball or shot at the bar, can inspire courage in even the meekest of men. Combine the three and you've got a trinity of Thorogoodian proportions: One Bourbon, One Shot, One Shear, at The Alma Salon NYC.
Conveniently located in the Flatiron, Alma's run by...Alma, a moderately attractive (see picture) Albanian stylist with clients like Rosario Dawson and Keri Russell, who you'd better not remember from Felicity. Now, Alma's offering the everyman a sweet Happy Hour trim: Thu and Fri from 5-7pm, you can grab a basic shampoo/cut for $45 (sadly for Keith Hernandez, coloring's extra). While seated, you'll sip on your beverage of choice (martini, beer, wine, etc); then, after the cut, you'll down a shot of bourbon or tequila -- momentum that'll ensure you arrive at the bar handsome and buzzed, or, if you're Keri Russell-sized, not arrive at all.
The whole package takes just 20-30 minutes, plus however long you're sucked into perusing Alma's red book of single clients' photos/profiles. If you want, Alma'll take your picture too, and put you in touch with anyone who digs your new look -- a potential match made far more likely by the fact that they've been drinking too.