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Bill de Blasio’s barber says he did a ‘touch-up’ of hair dye for the former mayor

Bill de Blasio’s longtime barber spoke about his new hair dye job on Wednesday while the former mayor stopped by the famed Manhattan barbershop that nearly closed for good during the pandemic.

The 61-year-old politician’s barber at Astor Place Hair Stylists, Alberto Amore, told The Post de Blasio that the eye-catching transition from gray to brown locks was simply a slight touch-up that appears much darker in certain lighting.

“We did a little touch-up on her hair. But the published photos made it look a lot darker than it really is,” Amore said. “It’s a brown, light brown color.”

De Blasio visited Amore on Wednesday to celebrate the second anniversary of the iconic 75-year-old East Village barber shop which was rescued from bankruptcy.

Amore, who has been cutting de Blasio’s hair for two decades, said her “do” has spawned many different looks over the years.

De Blasio visited his longtime hairstylist at Astor Place Hair Stylists to celebrate saving the iconic boutique from bankruptcy.
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“De Blasio at the time wore an afro, but now he’s like an ordinary boy, an ordinary guy,” he said. “I do whatever he wants. I basically give him a professional haircut – not too long, not too short.

He added: “He went through the Afro days. It’s no longer a young chicken. He is still young but not so young.

On the cuts, De Blasio was asked by The Post if he regretted leaving Mayor Eric Adams with a massive budget deficit by spending all the city’s money on COVID-19, increasing the hand- municipal work and leaving the city with barely any funds to negotiate new union contracts.

“I wouldn’t say that’s all the right way to think about it,” de Blasio replied. “Our job was to bring New York City back; our job was to trigger a recovery. I believe that the resources we have used have been well used.

“Get out on Broadway right now!” It’s a city that’s coming back. I am very proud of what we have done. I am proud of the people in public service who made this possible,” he said.

De Blasio – who arrived 40 minutes later than his scheduled appointment – said he had not reviewed details of the new City budget or Adams’ cuts, but said he was happy for not cutting pre-K dollars when he was in charge.

Bill de Blasio’s barber says he did a ‘touch-up’ of hair dye for the former mayor
Amore said he only did a “touch-up” on the former mayor’s hair.
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“I can only say this: the focus on early childhood education has worked; pre-K and 3-K worked. Whatever the approach, we just have to make sure it’s truly universal,” de Blasio said. “We have to make sure there is a place for everyone who needs it.”

The beloved barbershop was saved from closing its doors by a group of wealthy New Yorkers who stepped in to save it in November 2020. Famous clients over the years range from pop artist Andy Warhol to actor Robert de Niro.

Other well-heeled loyalists include Mike Bloomberg adviser and former Hillary Clinton aide Howard Wolfson, pollster Jefrey Pollock and gambling mogul Jeff Gural.


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