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Shayne McBride

   Shayne (she/her) believes all hair is good hair, and iconic style emerges from the space between what your hair naturally wants to do and your inclination to experiment. 

   As the childhood recipient of a muffin-shaped perm, Shayne is intimately acquainted with the harrowing experience of coercive styling. That’s why she and Washington Square co-owner Allie have nurtured a studio culture rooted in listening and play. “The only expectation here is that you show up as your authentic self. The invitation isn’t for anyone else.” she explains.

What will we talk about in your chair? 

What’s going on around town, new businesses etc, movies, music, tv, mental health- art & creative pursuits.

Astrological sign?


Introvert or extrovert?

Mostly introvert- but I can switch on the extrovert in public situations for a window of time.

How do you want people to feel when they walk out of the salon?

I want people to feel calm/at peace with their hair and themselves- I want them to know that their hair is great, we just have to figure out what it needs to be it’s best, and stop listening to all the other noise, face shape, age appropriateness, etc etc.

Hair must have?

a multi tasking product that can be used wet and dry. (Cult &King Jelly or Style do the trick)

Top 3 Prince Songs?

Controversy, Sexy M.F, Let’s Go Crazy

Describe Athens in 3 words. 

family, Stone Soup

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? 


What do you value most in your friends?

quick wit, self awareness and empathy.

Style Icon?

Diana Vreeland, Elaine Stritch

Who would play you in a movie?

Janeane Garofalo

What’s your go-to Karaoke song?

Bette Davis Eyes- Kim Carnes

Who are your favorite writers?

Flannery O’Connor, Joan Didion, Larry Brown

What’s your most overused word or phrase?

All good

What’s one non hair thing you want to learn?

oil painting

How many steps in your skincare routine?


Who are your Top 3 artists on Spotify?

 Elvis Costello, Centro-matic, Jason Isbell

How many times do you hit snooze in the morning?

2-3 It’s not pretty- to be fair- I am trying to get on that “5am club” thing.

What’s always in your fridge?

apples, lemonade, cheese

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

“everything is terrible, but nothing is broken.”