Aestheticians, et cetera for a transitioning trans lady in NYC
July 17, 2014 10:13 AM Subscribe
A friend of mine who is transitioning has asked me to ask MeFi for a couple of recommendations for beauty-related services in New York City. Needs and requirements as follows:
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The folks she's looking for should either be experienced in providing services to trans women or known for their unflappable professionalism, brilliance and tolerant attitudes. Brooklyn and the West Side of Manhattan preferred. The bolded items are of greatest urgency.
Can you recommend the best places to:
1. Go for an eyebrow consultation? Plucking, waxing, threading are all fine -- my friend is most concerned here with finding someone who knows their craft really really well.
2. Have dresses and shirts tailored? She is repeatedly striking out in the shopping department, but some of the outfits might be made right by a decent tailor. Please don't recommend that she just go to the dry cleaner unless it is a specific establishment where you know the tailor is a tolerant and kind person.
3. Get a pretty haircut?
4. Obtain a judgment-free mani/pedi in a place where no one will stare?
5. Buy clothes, particularly tops?
My friend also welcomes recommendations of blogs to read about professional services for trans women in NYC, or shopping guides, or links to indexes of allied professionals. Feel free to MeFiMail me if you know someone but don't want to post their contact info publicly.