Pelo Selon featured on Daily Candy

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Sometimes split ends can be a good thing.

Like when stylist Nikki Flaming left the stuck-up salon scene five years ago and started cutting hair on her own terms. What began as a humble underground operation burgeoned into a 200-plus client list (almost entirely by word of mouth).

To accommodate the overwhelming demand, she’s opening Pelo, a five-seat salon, in Williamsburg today. Expect no-frills decor, giddy conversations with Flaming and her hand-vetted stylists, and arguably the best haircut you’ve ever had. (Flaming specializes in cuts that grow into themselves, meaning you get months of mileage out of one visit.)

Staying true to her roots, she offers services — including men’s and women’s cuts, color, and updos — that start at just $40 and come with a love-it-or-we’ll-make-it-right guarantee.

Though we doubt you’ll be splitting hairs when the results are so impressive.

Pelo Salon, 269 Manhattan Avenue, between Ainslie and Devoe Streets, Williamsburg (917-714-4049 or