Looking for a cheap Austin barber who's good with long curly hair.
September 26, 2010 12:33 PM   Subscribe

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.
posted by nebulawindphone to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total)
I've been happy with the cuts I've gotten at Birds Barbershop. Not like, OMG, best haircut ever happy, but satisfied, and the price was decent ($39 for the "ladybird," but sometimes they charge me less, maybe because I have short, straight hair). They have several locations around town. If that's too expensive (it would have been when I was in college), Supercuts on Guadalupe actually has a great reputation. I would like to un-recommend the place on the Drag that charges like $8 or whatever it is now ($6 when I went long ago). I went in for a trim of long, straight hair and it was uneven.
posted by elpea at 4:17 PM on September 26, 2010

I've had decent luck with Floyd's. Again, it's cheaper than it is impressive, but they seem to be able to deal with whatever comes in the door.
posted by Gilbert at 8:59 PM on September 26, 2010

I contend that the very best haircut you can get in Austin for any price - and it's certainly affordable considering all you get - is by Kelly, proprietor and sole artist of Platypus Planet.

His new hair studio is amazingly relaxing and dedicated to the comfort of his clients. The essential oil head massage you get during the shampoo is incredible. His cut & style philosophy means you get hair that fits your hair type, look, and shape. You're completely styled before you walk out the door. He offers bang trims at no cost.

And you get all of this for only $55 - no tip, because he's accounted for it already.

The studio is extremely close to UT, although maybe not the closest thing. Parking is easy, that's for sure.
posted by batmonkey at 10:57 PM on September 26, 2010

Just remembered! Men's cuts are $40. So, even better deal.

But I also asked the fella who he'd suggest, and he says Jeremy at Avenue Barbershop will take brilliant care of you for $21.
posted by batmonkey at 8:28 AM on September 27, 2010

If you're focusing on "good with curly," as opposed to "inexpensive" or "close to campus," naturallycurly.com has a salon finder with reviews from other curly-headed people. Generally speaking, the salon finder and reviews are skewed toward women, but I don't know how much that matters to you; a haircut's a haircut, after all, especially if it's long hair.
posted by kataclysm at 11:17 AM on October 13, 2010

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