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    Barber Shop

    When I moved last Spring, I found it necessary to find a new barber, one that is closer to my new house. The barber that I had been going to since I could remember was now about a 40 minute drive away from my new house. He is also getting up in age and had been talking about retiring soon, and has cut back his hours to about 1/2 a week. So I figured it was time to find someone new to cut my hair.


    What a pain in the ass it has been to find a REAL BARBER. Not a "stylist," working at a hair "salon." WTF happend to the real barbers in this world?

    I miss going to my old barber where I didn't need an appointment, didn't have to try to explain how I want my hair cut (he knew what I wanted done), and he wasn't afraid to clean up the edges with a straight razor. It was only $10, and included some good conversation with a group of gentlemen from all ages and walks of life.

    WTF is this world coming to? Am I just old fashioned about this?

    I need a frickin hair cut and am getting pissed because I can hardly ever find time to make an appointment.

    I keep my hair pretty short but I don't look good "bald" otherwise I would shave my head myself.


    Anybody else have this problem, or am I just on the rag again?

    /rant off.

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    I go to a real barber shop in the RO area. Nice guy, knows me by name (even after I didn't go there for a few years while I shaved my head/lived away from home), straight razors ya, etc etc.

    Only thing is, he is getting up there, and I've noticed he isn't as precise as he used to be...once in a while I'll have to even out my sideburns (or lack thereof). Maybe my ears are just crooked.
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    No, I don't have that problem but you just reminded me that I need to make a hair appointment. Thanks, Hannibal.




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    I spend about $30 a year on pair of trimmers and do my own. Every now and then I'll go to this place that has SMOKEN HAWT chicks and let them rape me cut my hair for me. They charge a lot of money though.


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    I also have noticed it is getting tougher to find a barber.

    When I can't find one anywhere else, I usually look around the military installations - there is ALWAYS one there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    I also have noticed it is getting tougher to find a barber.

    When I can't find one anywhere else, I usually look around the military installations - there is ALWAYS one there.

    I only go to the base quarterly when we shoot for quals. My fro would be way too overgrown to wait that long between cuts!

    Maybe I can go to a local pet shop and asked to be groomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal View Post
    Maybe I can go to a local pet shop and asked to be groomed.
    They would probably say that they don't accept animals that ugly
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    I have the same Problem I HATE making an appointment you are supposed to go in sit down and wait in line then get your hair cut.

    I found a girl who did a decent job and every time I would go to get a cut she had moved to a new store.

    The only "Barber" shops in my area would be a who's who of 50% my recent arrests and 50% wanted persons in the area. Not Quite who I want close to my head with anything sharp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlaw View Post
    I have the same Problem I HATE making an appointment you are supposed to go in sit down and wait in line then get your hair cut.

    I found a girl who did a decent job and every time I would go to get a cut she had moved to a new store.

    The only "Barber" shops in my area would be a who's who of 50% my recent arrests and 50% wanted persons in the area. Not Quite who I want close to my head with anything sharp.
    There is a new trend in my area, and one that I'm gonna try when my barber finally retires. Its a guy's kinda place, but not a "cheap hookers cut hair and wave their boobs in your face for money," type place.

    You walk in and they say, "you want a beer, pop, coffee, or water?" while you're waiting you can play pool, and iirc, darts. Or you can kick back and watch one of the 10 or 15 HDTV's they have in the place. Then when they have an opening they call ya up

    all for $20
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    If you are having trouble finding barbers, go to the ghetto. There's a barber shop on every block here.
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    I'm with you Hannibal. You just can't find an old style "Guys" barbershop anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firing_Pin View Post
    If you are having trouble finding barbers, go to the ghetto. There's a barber shop on every block here.
    Hence the beginning of my problem. I moved out of the ghetto and now I can't find a decent barbershop!

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    My favorite barber is Dapples,we got a set of clippers from Sams,that come with depth guides,I found the one I am comfortable with and she went to town,and gets better each time.Her best friend is a "stylist",and she keeps pushing me in that direction to help her out,but I prefer Daps.
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    Look for places run by The Barbershop & Co. In my experience, they're pretty reasonable, and they're BARBERS. Walk in, look around, see who's already there, and when the barber says "who's next", look to see if any of the folks that were there when you walked in are still around. Then get up...

    No appointments, no stylists... They do have a sink for washing hair -- and I think it's been used once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavriktu View Post
    My favorite barber is Dapples,we got a set of clippers from Sams,that come with depth guides,I found the one I am comfortable with and she went to town,and gets better each time.Her best friend is a "stylist",and she keeps pushing me in that direction to help her out,but I prefer Daps.

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    My barber is in a small 1 man shop, his own, cost $7.00 for a hair cut, I have been going to him for about 7 years and he is an old friend, we were Drill Sergeants together. I would not want to have to find another one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal View Post
    Hence the beginning of my problem. I moved out of the ghetto and now I can't find a decent barbershop!
    Have you checked little strip malls?

    We have a little barbershop in the same strip mall as my grocery store. Otherwise, you might try a Supercuts - they get trained in the basics, and you don't need an appointment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlDeputy View Post
    My barber is in a small 1 man shop, his own, cost $7.00 for a hair cut, I have been going to him for about 7 years and he is an old friend, we were Drill Sergeants together. I would not want to have to find another one.

    Sounds like my kind of place.

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