Downtown Ithaca Welcoming New Salon Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Thursday

The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) and City of Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at downtown’s newest salon, Hare and Bristle.

Downtown Ithaca’s ribbon cuttings are free and open to the public and members of the press.

Hare and Bristle offers a non-traditional salon setting featuring a creative and cozy vintage space with a rotating collection of rare art pieces. In this artsy space, salon owner Danielle Kearns, a multi-talented lead stylist and color correcting expert, provides her customers with unique and inspiring haircuts, indie and cutting-edge styles, and fabulous hair color.

“I’m excited to show the public that Hare and Bristle can give them a haircut that surpasses current trends; cuts that are fun, stylish, and extremely manageable. We’ve already received so many wonderful compliments about our unique services, so I’m thrilled that I opened a salon here,” says Kearns, a New Jersey native.

Hare and Bristle shares space with Petrune, an extremely popular men’s and women’s vintage clothing boutique at 126 E. State St., The Commons. The salon is located on the second floor of the shop and is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturdays, it is open by appointment only. Call (607) 379-8080 or email to make an appointment.  Check out their site for more information!

“We are delighted to welcome Hare and Bristle to downtown’s group of exceptional and highly skilled salon service providers. The partnership Hare and Bristle created with Petrune is sure to help both businesses enjoy excellent success,” says DIA Executive Director Gary Ferguson.

Hare and Bristle’s and Petrune’s partnership joins a growing list of hair care and clothing collaborations in downtown Ithaca. Narrative Space, 213 N Aurora St., and Gia’s Elite Style, 121 S Cayuga St., also pair these services under one roof. Additional information about downtown Ithaca’s retailers and salons is available on our shopping page.

Also, on Thursday, check out the CFCU 2017 Summer Concert Series’ final performances: The Battle of the Bands competition and Jimkata’s Farewell Ithaca concert.

The Battle of the Bands starts at 6 p.m. on the Bernie Milton Pavilion stage with hip-hop artist Knew, the winner Ithaca Qualifying MC Cypher contest, warming up the crowd with her profound rap lyrics before Stranded with a Kiss, Fall Creek Brass Band, and Kitestring duel for Battle of the Bands winner status. Immediately following the Battle of the Bands contest, Ithaca’s own beloved band Jimkata will perform its final show in Ithaca.

Further details about Thursday night’s performances are available on our Event Page and at our Facebook Page.