Best old-school haircut in Harvard Square?
January 18, 2015 10:27 AM   Subscribe

Friend's dad is visiting Cambridge and wants to get his hair cut. Where's the best place for him to go?

He's a 60-ish guy from the Midwest. He wants a place that's more a "Barber Shop" than a "Salon". He wants a place where he'll be in sort of familiar surroundings, meaning probably (but not necessarily) male barbers, and definitely catering to male clientele. He wants a place that takes mostly walk-ins rather than appointments.

Where around Harvard Square or greater Camberville should he go for a good haircut?
What can he expect to pay and tip?
posted by Right On Red to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total)
Charlie's Barber Shop, near Porter Square. An easy walk from Harvard Square or one stop on the T. Small, no frills, the barbers know what they're doing. Twenty bucks for a haircut, not including tip.
posted by Sheep Who Must Not Be Named at 10:37 AM on January 18, 2015

Central Barber Shop, on Mass Ave, just past Harvard Law School. It's exactly what you've described.
posted by ewiar at 10:48 AM on January 18, 2015

There's also one on Prospect in Central (near the intersection of Prospect/Mass Ave)
posted by Calicatt at 11:00 AM on January 18, 2015

LaFlamme barbershop on Dunster Street, right in Harvard Sq. VERY old-school barbershop. I think haircuts are $15 or maybe $18. Mostly male barbers, a couple of females, some of the males are pretty old. I take my teen son there on a regular basis, and my ex has been going for many years. Never a long wait at all.
posted by primate moon at 7:21 PM on January 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

Custom Barber Shop on Brattle Street (by Colonial Drug) in Harvard Square also fits the bill.
posted by stopgap at 12:13 AM on January 19, 2015

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