The official blog of Hair Force One: a Brooklyn-based collective of queer kids with nice hair who want to spread the love, the fun, and the look.

tran-twins:

Film Title: “API Hair & Queerness” by Sally Tran (full version)

So two summers ago, I independently worked on a short documentary on how hair plays a role within shaping our identities and explore what are the factors that render them.

Before I began this project, my hair was at the length of my hips. People have told me that during this time, i looked and presented more “straight” and “femme” and that “I was too pretty to be gay.”

Beauty privilege? Passing privilege? Asian privilege?

Every time anyone told me, “Oh you look so fucking pretty because of your hair,” i began to believe that my beauty could only exist because of my long silky black hair.

I felt vulnerable, I felt restricted, i felt conforming. That this piece of hair that was dangling side to side from my scalp is what defined my beauty.

Within queer spaces, i felt as if there were levels of “queer authenticity” that I had to pass in order to be taken seriously. I felt that I wasn’t “queer enough” because I had long hair, and because i had passing privilege, I felt a lot of femmephobia and the pressure to do this DYKE INITIATION and finally cut my hair which is one of the reasons how this project came about.

I wanted to document the experience of individuals within the queer and Asian womyn/trans community throughout California and explore how gender presentation plays a big role in shaping our different, unique, and intersectional identities.

**note this is my first ever film, so theres several glitches in there so be gentle… and i luhh you**

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thanks to everyone who came out for our homecoming party, and to our volunteers, venue hosts, and supporters throughout this past year! we wouldn’t be here without YOU! looking forward to another amazing year - we love y’all!<3 HF1 

thanks to everyone who came out for our homecoming party, and to our volunteers, venue hosts, and supporters throughout this past year! we wouldn’t be here without YOU! looking forward to another amazing year - we love y’all!

<3 HF1 

calling all DJs, PHRESH CUTZ wants you!

You replied to our last call for volunteers, and we heard ya’ll! 

So now we are asking for another few of you with DJ skillz to give us a shout if you’re interested in a guest set at our homecoming party!

Details:
* Saturday, 8/24 from 8pm-4am
* One Last Shag in Brooklyn (348 Franklin Ave.)
* 1-2 hour sets per DJ
* Send us a sample mix if you can

We’ll probably want to meet with you briefly in person prior to the party, so let us know your availability! DJs will be compensated.

PHRESHCUTZBK@gmail.com

xo
HF1 

Y&#8217;ALL,PHRESH CUTZ is looking for GUEST BARBERSfor our 1-year HOMECOMING party this month!
When: Saturday 8/24 from 8pm-4amWhere: ONE LAST SHAG bar in Brooklyn (348 Franklin Ave.)We are looking for some fine folks who want to help out with cuts in shifts (time frames fairly flexible) and want to hang out and party with HF1 for our 1-year celebration!FB event page: Hereemail HAIR FORCE ONE if interested: PHRESHCUTZBK@gmail.comPlease tell us your availability and your areas of haircutting expertise: Can you handle a straight razor like a pro? Have you only ever buzzed your boo&#8217;s head? Were you known for your perf fades in undergrad? etc. All guest barbers will be compensated. And really appreciated by us.xoHF1 

Y’ALL,
PHRESH CUTZ
is looking for GUEST BARBERS
for our 1-year HOMECOMING party this month!


When: Saturday 8/24 from 8pm-4am
Where: ONE LAST SHAG bar in Brooklyn (348 Franklin Ave.)

We are looking for some fine folks who want to help out with cuts in shifts (time frames fairly flexible) and want to hang out and party with HF1 for our 1-year celebration!

FB event page: Here
email HAIR FORCE ONE if interested: PHRESHCUTZBK@gmail.com

Please tell us your availability and your areas of haircutting expertise: Can you handle a straight razor like a pro? Have you only ever buzzed your boo’s head? Were you known for your perf fades in undergrad? etc.

All guest barbers will be compensated. And really appreciated by us.

xo
HF1 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: PHRESH CUTZ: HOMECOMING Poster Design ContestWe know that y’all are talented, and we’re giving you an opportunity to showcase that talent by designing the poster for our 1 year anniversary party!The winner of the contest will win free admission, a $25 bar tab, and invaluable exposure!submissions must be 18” x 24” include the following:- Name of the event: &#8220;PHRESH CUTZ: HOMECOMING&#8221;- Our Tagline: &#8220;A Queer Pop-Up Barbershop and Dance Party&#8221;-The Date: August 24th, 2013-The time: 8pm - 4 am-The place: One Last Shag, 348 Jefferson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238- The cover: free before 10&#160;pm, $5 onward- Our social media outposts: @PHRESHCUTZ, phreshcutz.tumblr.com, facebook.com/PhreshCutzsubmissions may include the following-Staff names-DJ names: J YEATS and pussyglitter*submission guidelines:email image(s) as a PDF to phreshcutzbk@gmail.com by Friday, July 5th.Please submit no more than 3 designs.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 
PHRESH CUTZ: HOMECOMING Poster Design Contest

We know that y’all are talented, and we’re giving you an opportunity to showcase that talent by designing the poster for our 1 year anniversary party!

The winner of the contest will win free admission, a $25 bar tab, and invaluable exposure!

submissions must be 18” x 24” include the following:
- Name of the event: “PHRESH CUTZ: HOMECOMING”
- Our Tagline: “A Queer Pop-Up Barbershop and Dance Party”
-The Date: August 24th, 2013
-The time: 8pm - 4 am
-The place: One Last Shag, 348 Jefferson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
- The cover: free before 10 pm, $5 onward
- Our social media outposts: @PHRESHCUTZ, phreshcutz.tumblr.com, facebook.com/PhreshCutz


submissions may include the following
-Staff names
-DJ names: J YEATS and pussyglitter*

submission guidelines:

email image(s) as a PDF to phreshcutzbk@gmail.com by Friday, July 5th.

Please submit no more than 3 designs.

-osito:

PHRESH CUTZ: BORN IN FLAMES, a pop-up queer barbershop and dance party


We’re back y’all and just in time for summer. 

Not only is it time for another edition of the party you all know and love, it’s PRIDE MONTH. As an alternative to the rainbow-ified version of queerness that might appear in other parties this month, we’re offering a screening of Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983) for some intersectional goodness. 

It’s also the day of Brooklyn Pride, and what would be better 
than ending the day with us?

So come, meet some cuties, have some beers, watch a movie, dance a little and get yr look freshened. 

WHAT
A dope-ass, queer-as-fuck nighttime pop-up barbershop and party for you and your frands featuring:

Fresh cuts (of all styles, lengths, genders, and feelings)
Fresh tracks (four DJ sets)
Dranks (beer and wine)
Drinks (coffee and tea)
Snacks (vegans and non-vegans, we got ya covered)
…and sexyphresh queers

Cover: $5 (sliding scale, no one will be turned away), all ages

WHEN
Saturday, June 8, from 8pm-2am

WHERE
We’re back at The Silent Barn!
603 Bushwick Ave. Brooklyn, NY

WHO
From us to you: Hair Force One is the little queer haircutting collective that could. Based in BedStuy, BK, we are an ever expanding group of friends working hard to give you the best times and the hottest looks. What originally started as a small party of five is now growing into a collective of amateur barbers, DJs, photographers, bartenders, and other supporting staff. We’re touched and excited to watch this little big thing grow, and we’re expanding our staff and grinding daily for you, baby.

BARBERS
KC “Danger” Casiño
Emmitt ‘Tears for Shears’ Klein-Stropnicky
Scout ‘Dances With Scissors’ Riera
Zulai ‘Ace of Fades’ Romero
Jess ‘Buzz Lightshears’ Markowitz
+special guests

PHOTO
Ronika McClain

BUTCHESS
Kirsten Weisbeck

DOOR
Corrina Stoddart

BARBERBACK
Marlena Stevenson

JAMS
J YEATS


BAR PROVIDED BY SILENT BARN

 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 

(Design by Eliza Bui)

-osito:

SIGNAL BOOOOOOOOST

What more is there to say? We’re back and ready to give you our all. If you thought living well was the best revenge, wait til you see what looking good does for you.

Also, daydrinking (beer and wine and coffee and tea)


WHAT
A dope-ass, queer-as-fuck daytime pop-up barbershop and party for you and your frands featuring:

Fresh cuts (of all styles, lengths, genders, and feelings)
Fresh tracks (four DJ sets)
Dranks (beer and wine)
Drinks (coffee and tea)
Snacks (vegans and non-vegans, we got ya covered)
CLOTHING AND BOOK SWAP
…and sexyphresh queers



Cover: $5 (sliding scale, no one will be turned away), all ages

WHEN
Saturday, May 4, from 12pm-6pm

WHERE
We’re back at The Silent Barn!
603 Bushwick Ave.

WHO
From us to you: Hair Force One is the little queer haircutting collective that could. Based in BedStuy, BK, we are an ever expanding group of friends working hard to give you the best times and the hottest looks. What originally started as a small party of five is now growing into a collective of amateur barbers, DJs, photographers, bartenders, and other supporting staff. We’re touched and excited to watch this little big thing grow, and we’re expanding our staff and grinding daily for you, baby.


BARBERS
KC “Danger” Casiño
Emmitt ‘Tears for Shears’ Klein-Stropnicky
Scout ‘Dances With Scissors’ Riera
Zulai ‘Ace of Fades’ Romero
Jess ‘Buzz Lightshears’ Markowitz
+special guests

PHOTO
Ronika McClain

BUTCHESS
Kirsten Weisbeck

DOOR
Corrina Stoddart

BARBERBACK
Marlena Stevenson

JAMS
pussyglitter*
J YEATS

CLOTHING/BOOK SWAP
Molly Katchpole

BAR PROVIDED BY SILENT BARN

https://www.facebook.com/events/571230939577674/?fref=ts