As the trappings of gentrification continue to barrel through Bushwick, it’s to be expected that a beauty salon would ultimately make its way to town. Unmake Me Over isn’t your standard typical salon though. Branding itself with that special Bushwick touch, the facility, run by a Swiss woman named Ivana Torcher, offers, among other somewhat off color services, a rat excrement facial ($250).
Torcher, who moved to New York about six years ago to begin work on an art installation centered around vintage beauty supplies (curlers, douche bags, etc.), decided to transform her artistic passion into a business. The salon will also include specific services helpful to your average Bushwickian, like a dark circle brightener that also lets you practice giving head while you wait for the procedure to finish–perfect for a prostitute in training!
The salon is located off the Myrtle-Wyckoff L, which is just jank enough to pass her 50s-era beauty machines off as “camp” and “kooky.” Just don’t think too much about the cleanliness of the instruments being used for your beautification.
Written by Genna Rivieccio