My Hot Rod New York: Guy Fieri

By CARLA SPARTOS for the nypost.com

When Food Network star Guy Fieri, 44, first visited NYC back in 2005, he got out of a taxi wearing flip-flops, Dickies board shorts and a yellow leather jacket — in November. He’s been turning heads ever since: His brash greaser-meets-beach-bum style has become such a phenomenon that Bobby Moynihan (inset) does a regular impression of him on “Saturday Night Live.” And Fieri loves it: “You have to laugh at yourself. Dude is spot on with it,” he says. In September, Fieri will debut his first NYC restaurant, Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, in Times Square, so he’s been spending a lot of time at the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District, which he calls home base when he’s in town. You can also catch him at the fifth annual 2012 New York City Wine & Food Festival; tickets go on sale tomorrow at nycwff.org. This is his hot-rod New York.

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2. Red Market Salon, 13 E. 13th St., between Fifth Avenue and University Place

“I had long hair, and the girl that cut my hair in California said, ‘It’s about time you make some style change.’ I said, ‘Fine. Do whatever you want.’ So we get done and she takes the bag off my head, and I’m like, ‘Did you wash the shampoo out?’ And she’s like, ‘That’s your hair color.’ I go, ‘What have you done? I’m a dead man!’ But it just stuck. I was spending so much time in New York, I had to find somebody else to do it. I was like, ‘Aw man, this is not gonna be cool.’ But it’s this totally funky place — the girls are super-friendly — and they nailed it. My producer wanted my nails trimmed — and in they come with the manicure while they’re cutting my hair. And I’m like, ‘This is strange.’ But no pedicure!”[/box]

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