If you're like us, you have a secret history buff side, and a not-so-secret hair-obsessed side. Which is why the Whittemore House Salon in New York City caught our attention. The salon, which is run by Victoria Hunter and Larry Raspanti, two former creative directors at Bumble and Bumble, is making a name for itself with top-notch colorists, an expertly edited selection of products—and an incredibly historic location. Despite its super-chic facade, the Whittemore House has a rich past—in the 1800s, the building became a boarding house for writer and actors. But it doesn't stop there: A room near the entrance (now full of bricks and cobwebs) once served as one of the last stops on the underground railroad (!) and John Wilkes Booth held a meeting there to (unsuccessfully) persuade one of its residents to kidnap President Lincoln. If you live in New York City, or have a visit planned, stop by for highlights—and a little dose of history.
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