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How hair guru Sandy Poirier turned a nondescript warehouse in Southie into the hottest salon in the city

Sandy Poirier's hair-cutting emporium Shag includes a disco ball, club lights, and a DJ setup. 'I want the place to be more than just a salon,' Poirier says. Sandy Poirier's hair-cutting emporium Shag includes a disco ball, club lights, and a DJ setup. "I want the place to be more than just a salon," Poirier says. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)
By Alyssa Giacobbe
Globe Correspondent / November 12, 2009

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For decades in this town, a hairdresser was either employed on Newbury Street or he wasn’t worth knowing. Then Sandy Poirier made a run for it. After years of salon-hopping up and down the strip, including stints at Safar and John Dellaria (“when it was cool,’’ he quips), Poirier fled to the hinterlands - OK, Southie - and set up ... (Full article: 1243 words)

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