In a few weeks I'm going to be in San Francisco for about 12 hours for a connecting flight. It will be just after a long no-shave camping trip and just before a set of client meetings that I have to be presentable for. At the moment I'm thinking about keeping the beard, so I'm looking for recommendations on shops (and specific barbers) who can take something from "just walked down from a mountain" scraggly to presentable without taking it all off. Flexible on location - anywhere from San Francisco down to Palo Alto. [more inside]
I just had a haircut today, and I told my hairstylist not to use the "razor comb" because anything to do with razors in a public area make me nervous, especially with things like HIV and Hepatitis going around. Well, she used it anyway and brushed the back of my neck with it to trim off the fine hairs. I found out afterwards that she doesn't speak good English, so she didn't know what I was saying. [more inside]
My friend wants a name for her new business that includes barbering, Indian head massage and henna tattooing. She liked the names "Barber on a Bike" and "The Tonsorial Artist" but these are both taken. Any further suggestions? We are in the UK.
Where can I get the best, finest, most fussy and superlative men's straight razor shave and a haircut in San Francisco?
Where can a man with longish hair in NYC go for a decent haircut? [more inside]
How to ask a barber to cut the short parts with scissors not clippers? [more inside]
I've just moved to Boulder from NYC and I'm looking for an experienced, no-frills men's barber that can handle a classic tapered haircut. I have had great Russian barbers in NYC but this is CO, and I can't find much. Looking for a barber that can handle an all scissors cut and one that is relegated to guard clippers. I'm willing to travel to a nearby area but would prefer not having to make the trip to Denver.
Looking for a place or a particular stylist who will cut my queer hair and who may even offer suggestions about style. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
My father is getting married next week in Berkeley and I thought he, my brother and I could get a shave and a haircut the day before as a special wedding male bonding kinda thing. [more inside]
My beau has decided he'd like to neaten up his beard, and I suggested finding a professional to do it the first time. (After that, it'll likely be easier to maintain.) Any recommendations for a beard trimmer or shaper/men's grooming salon/private individual in Austin? (Obligatory beard-and-kitten picture.)
I have been looking online for advice and recommendations regarding training to become a classic barber. Can anyone recommend a school that has barbering as it's primary focus? I am not interested in a cosmetology school that also teaches the skills necessary to work in a barbershop, or learning from a teacher who cuts and styles women's hair but also does men's hair. Is there a good place to learn and master the skills associated with the classic barbershop (clippers, scissors, straight razor, etc.), from a teacher who specializes in these skills exclusively? [more inside]
A couple of weeks ago, my wife took mercy on me and told me that my hair looks ridiculous. The words she used were "it's dated" and "sometimes I cringe when you go out like that." OK then, message received. Here's the problem: I have no clue what I would want it to look like. I can fit what I want into three very broad parameters: [more inside]
Help me communicate better with my sons' barber. It's time for haircuts and I don't want to regret the results. [more inside]
If you use a coupon at a chain hair salon does the stylist get paid any less? [more inside]
Can you recommend a barber or stylist in Seattle who's good with facial hair? [more inside]
My haircut is always short and simple. I saw this on Amazon and started wondering "Why don't I cut it myself?" Are you a guy with short hair who cuts it yourself? What would I need to know? [more inside]
Looking for a for female-friendly barbers in London, UK, e.g., with a Murdoch London aesthetic. [more inside]
What are the highest quality electric barber razors? [more inside]
I haven't had a haircut this century. I think it's time. Help me decide on the way forward. [more inside]
I'll be in lower Manhattan today (Worth St). Can anyone recommend a barber in the vicinity that does straight-blade shaving? I would like to get my regular mustache converted into a Bob Dylan-style pencil mustache. If not right in the neighborhood, a reasonable subway ride away is ok. Thanks!
How much should I tip a hairdresser for a men's haircut in the US? $5? $10? 10%? 25%? How much money signals that you are thrilled with the cut, rather than just okay with it? Thoughts from people who have worked in barber shops and salons would be most appreciated.
I'm looking for a barber in or near San Juan Capistrano, California, who can gussy up my facial hair before I go to a wedding next weekend.
I'm looking for an affordable barber/stylist/whatever in Austin who's good with long curly (caucasian) hair. Bonus points for proximity to UT.
I'd like to find a conservative, reasonably priced barber in Boston who can give me (a 23 year old white male) a professional-looking haircut. [more inside]
I need a recommendation for a hairdresser in Toronto for a haircut for my wedding (I'm a guy). My barber unexpectedly took a leave of absence, so I'm in the unenviable position of having to go to someone I don't know for the most important haircut of my life. They have to be really good and not intent on using my head to show off their artistry (I want a fairly straightforward cut). I don't care about price. Please help!
Barber shop shave in Seattle for 4 on a Saturday morning? [more inside]
From Chicago, but in Denver for 6 weeks for training....who's a good gentleman's barber in Denver? [more inside]
Having viewed the previous threads from 2008, I thought it might be time for an update. Where do gentlemen get their scalp shorn in Toronto? [more inside]
Pre-wedding shave in Toronto: Where should I go this Saturday for a straight blade shave? Downtown preferred but I do have a car. [more inside]
Can you recommend a barber in Calgary, AB for a nice, relaxing pre-wedding shave? [more inside]
Help me identify this 70s / 80s serial killer movie featuring a scene where a barber gives the detective a shave. [more inside]
So how do I tell my partner that a recently acquired haircut is...bad? [more inside]
I just want my brother to envy my money, but he’s got that hair. Why can’t I have hair and money and him nothing?
I've never been to a barber or salon before. How do I go about getting a haircut like this guy's? [more inside]
Looking for a cheap, decent barber in Paris. [more inside]
Modern haircut or salon for a guy in pittsburgh [more inside]
Looking for a relatively inexpensive men's haircut in London. [more inside]
How much is my Barber & Genn dovetail saw worth? [more inside]
Looking for a good mens haircut in the Toronto area. [more inside]
What is the short story where there is a barber who, upon touching a person's head or hair, is able to see how the person will die? That's all I can really recall about the story. I read it years ago when I was in high school in one of the literature books that some classes use for instruction.
Other than asking friends, what do I look for / how do I find an incredible men's hair stylist? And once found, how do I help them help me? It's time for a major restyling but it will be a tall order if it can be pulled off, so I fear most stylists are going to think they're up to it, then botch it. How do you sleuth which stylists are the ones to trust? (Bonus points for non-country-specific answers, so I can find good stylists wherever I go) [more inside]
In Boulder for the summer. Need a haircut. Theodoric of York need not apply. [more inside]
Where can I get a barber shop shave in downtown Philadelphia. The closer to the Radisson Warwick Hotel, the better.
San Jose area filter: I seek recommendations for a barber/hair stylist in the San Jose area (preference for near Santa Clara. [more inside]
Hair Salon or Barber? How to get a good haircut without knowing what would look good? This is in Berkeley. [more inside]
Good NYC barber? Not looking to pay salon prices. Bonus for old-school atmosphere and straight razor cut (no electric buzz cut, please).
Who can point me at a good traditional barbershop in Toronto? [more inside]
Need recommendations for men's hair stylist in San Francisco/ East Bay Area. My SO's much younger brother is staying with us for the summer. He has terrible hair- thin, fine, and yet somehow wiry. Tendency to do weird spiky things. Help us help him get a decent haircut. [more inside]
I'm going to get my hair cut today. I'm thinking I should maybe try something new. You all know what I look like. Any suggestions, nothing too metro, please?