Brunette Kreuzberg scissorhands

Having plied their trade for many a long year in the salon quartiers of Mitte and Ku’damm, Henry Lemke and André Staack decided to break out on their own in 2013. That meant totally ignoring the footfall factor and setting up shop in an utterly tranquil courtyard just off the canal in Kreuzberg 61, but conveniently right on the U1 line too. This is where the two scissor brothers consummately go about their business, which is namely, damn good hairdos.

Finding the right hairdresser isn’t easy; even more elusive than Mr. Right some would say. Especially one that gives solid advice but cares about your idiosyncrasies; one with mad skills but also a tender touch. This affable duo tick all these boxes and then some. So if you’ve had a couple botched jobs from your regular scissor-wielder recently, you could do worse than heading over to the laid-back surrounds of Brunette.

N.B. Leave your blonde/brunette jokes at the door, bitte.

Markt am Winterfeldtplatz Grade A groceries

Stretching past the shadow of the St. Matthias Kirche, this beloved Schöneberg mainstay is a magnet for food-fanatics and locals alike, as well as enamouring all chancers who happen upon the twice-weekly hustle and bustle. With a nigh on endless bounty of cheeses, jams, honeys, meats and an abundance of other colorful produce, the joy here is to be had in wondering—indulging in a little (though more likely a lot of) try before you buy.

Aside from a little high-grade grocery shopping, Markt am Winterfeldtplatz is a great spot to grab some lunchtime eats, with Thai soup stalls vying with Pelmeni, fresh smoked fish and gourmet sausage stands for the chance to make their mark on your taste buds. Proceed with caution though—there’s little to stop you going overboard at this Berlin smorgasbord.

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