HAIRSTYLE AND CULTURE
Spending time at the hairdresser’s salon can become a true pain for a 21st century woman. Unplanned wait time, hair coloring procedure, highlights, unavoidable (annoying) gossip of approximately two, three hours of “wasted” time etc. It doesn’t matter; there is no sacrifice too big for a good hairstyle in the end.
However, what if the mentioned time is spent in a completely different manner? Instead of the newest gossip about local and foreign celebrities that are more or less starting to look and sound alike (celebrities, the gossip, local and foreign) you decide to read Danijel Žeželj’s comic book or Daniil Harms short story while Arctic Monkeys, Charlotte Gainsbourg or Lykke Li are playing in the background.
Jazz lover that you are, can’t help yourself not to kindly ask Nataša Družijanić, the owner, to let the Miles Davis or John Coltrane play for you while waiting for the hair dye to do the job on your gray’s, walking through the small salon, enjoying the paintings of young domestic authors which are changing every couple of months on the salon walls (designed by Sven Jonke, member of the croatian-austrian ,designer collective Numen/For Use). It’s possible! Inside the hairdresser’s salon Cut-up, Biankinijeva 21- real life oasis of art and culture.
Name of the salon was the idea of Nataša’s husband. Cut-up is the technique used by William S. Burroughs-he took parts of Shakespeare’s works and compiled them into new ones which inspired Nataša to do the same in her salon. She took bits and pieces of different content and compiled them into this wonderful oasis of art, culture and beauty.