12-06-2015, 12:31 PM
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Im vurious if anyone here has a lady barber. I mean old school techniqhe and methods. but just a lady.

I see lots of commentary that a barber shop is a specific type of furniture and tool outlay. And all the loved barbers have a set of procedures that are still thr same dince 1920. 
I see alot of hate for the strip mall quick cut type outlet hair places. Lack of shaving lack of a man friendly atmosphere and lack of nan friendly hair styles.
Few years back a hooters type barber shop for men opened up in michigan. Beer n burgers n old style barber chairs. the shop was a cross between a 60s malt shop and buger joint. hair cutters were young women in tube tops and bike shorts.
I only have the abilty to go to strip mall pkaces. Dont like being touched and a decent looking lady makes it easier.

Im wondering if any of you would have a less enjoyable barber shop trip if a lady was substituted for your usual barber joe. But everything else stayed the same

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 12-06-2015, 01:57 PM
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Where I live there is no usual barber Joe.  All the old traditional barbers have retired.  The lady that cuts my hair is as close as I could find to my old traditional barber.  I will say, she is cute and smells good.

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 12-06-2015, 02:14 PM
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I also use a lady and she is awesome!

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 12-06-2015, 02:24 PM
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i would be more comfortable being shaved by someone who is also a self-shaver Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

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 12-06-2015, 02:29 PM
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(12-06-2015, 01:57 PM)Johnny Wrote: Where I live there is no usual barber Joe.  All the old traditional barbers have retired.  The lady that cuts my hair is as close as I could find to my old traditional barber.  I will say, she is cute and smells good.

I'm not that familiar with Wausau, but I'm stunned there is no barbershop in the area.

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 12-06-2015, 02:30 PM
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(12-06-2015, 02:24 PM)tonsorius Wrote: i would be more comfortable being shaved by someone who is also a self-shaver Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

I wouldn't change my lady for any gent, she is great, and she is a nice looking lady Angel .  Why I would like to change that for Vitto? 24 She knows how to handle a straight razor.

But I know what you mean Smile

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 12-06-2015, 04:55 PM
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Im just curious because the only appreciated barbers or barber in general that I here of is always a man. And even then some of them aren't loved, merely tolerated because the only other choice is a ditzy female in a strip mall.

So ive been wondering if it really matters as to the gender of the barber here.

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 12-07-2015, 06:35 AM
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I could care less about the gender as long as they can give a good proper haircut.  Best barber shave I ever had was from a 55 year old woman when I lived in Texas.

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 12-07-2015, 06:36 AM
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(12-06-2015, 02:29 PM)Pfirnett Wrote:
(12-06-2015, 01:57 PM)Johnny Wrote: Where I live there is no usual barber Joe.  All the old traditional barbers have retired.  The lady that cuts my hair is as close as I could find to my old traditional barber.  I will say, she is cute and smells good.

I'm not that familiar with Wausau, but I'm stunned there is no barbershop in the area.

Oh, there are barbershops in the area that cater to men/boys only, but they  are all owned by women with women barbers/stylist.

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 12-07-2015, 08:29 PM
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Based on my current budget I am my own barber. 

There is a barber shop fairly close to my house called "George's Barber Shop," and it is all Russian guys. I love going there and BSing with the guys. There is definitely a barber shop feel and they give great cuts. I have never had a barber shop shave because truthfully, the pattern in which my beard grows, I do not trust anyone to shave me except myself. 

Regarding gender I would rather have a male, but that is like a 51/49 split, I don't care all that much. But I typically get better fades from men. Whoever gives the best fade and lineups!!!

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 12-07-2015, 08:52 PM
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the best haircut I ever got from a man was at fort benning GA, during the first day of inprocessing. Classic buzz cut, and the thing is the barber chairs were actual barber chairs. From the 1960s. SO I can only imagine how many of the men who sat in those chairs died in a rice paddy.

Other wise I have never had a man cut my hair. Im not fond of being touched, and it is nicer when the ladies do the prodding. And for some reason I have never seen a man cut hair anywhere outside of the army.

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 12-08-2015, 04:35 PM
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I've been going to the same lady barber for the past 12 years and I wouldn't trade her for anything.  She's from Manchester, but I don't hold that against her.  She's very knowledgeable about sports (soccer/football, rugby, cricket, ice hockey, baseball) and world affairs so we have a good chin wag whilst she cuts my hair just the way I like it.

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 12-08-2015, 04:47 PM
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i'm sorry - think i missed the whole thing - by barber shop you actually meant cutting hair on your dome, not shaving face Huh

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 12-08-2015, 04:50 PM
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(12-07-2015, 06:36 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(12-06-2015, 02:29 PM)Pfirnett Wrote:
(12-06-2015, 01:57 PM)Johnny Wrote: Where I live there is no usual barber Joe.  All the old traditional barbers have retired.  The lady that cuts my hair is as close as I could find to my old traditional barber.  I will say, she is cute and smells good.

I'm not that familiar with Wausau, but I'm stunned there is no barbershop in the area.

Oh, there are barbershops in the area that cater to men/boys only, but they  are all owned by women with women barbers/stylist.

I remember going to a barbershop with my grandfather and father in the early 70s when we we visiting my GF (in Stevens Point). One of my earlier memories of a "traditional" barbershop.

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 12-08-2015, 05:52 PM
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I visited one of our local casinos today. Having seen billboard for one of their vendors, 1740 Barbier, I looked up reviews beforehand.
The place was much more Hooters than Floyds. Couple old style chairs and some big mirrors, check. But true to casino style, the Barber was a cute 20's something young lady in a revealing top, short skirt, and fishnet stockings. I checked out the inventory for sale. Shaving supplies, not the girl. Brush and cartridge handle in Stag horn - $350.00. Nope, not for me. I did buy a 2-1/2 ounce puck of Col.Conk Glycerine Lime soap, paid double the running online price.
From a review website; " I was so looking forward to it, because I had always wanted a professional shave.  As I sat there, the young lady began to prep my beard.  It was wonderful!!  So luxurious, but then it came time for the shave.  I was waiting for her to bring out the straight razor and begin the strop, but instead, it was a Gillette, multi blade cartridge razor!  The experience I experienced from that shave was brutal.  No smooth strokes, just hacking!  My face broke out afterwards and was irritated for two days afterward.  I took water to drink, but I should have taken the whiskey.  Never again!! Do not put yourself through that!"

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 12-08-2015, 06:07 PM
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(12-06-2015, 04:55 PM)topcatman Wrote: Im just curious because the only appreciated barbers or barber in general that I here of is always a man. And even then some of them aren't loved, merely tolerated because the only other choice is a ditzy female in a strip mall.

So ive been wondering if it really matters as to the gender of the barber here.

No.


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 12-08-2015, 07:39 PM
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(12-08-2015, 04:35 PM)Rufus Wrote: I've been going to the same lady barber for the past 12 years and I wouldn't trade her for anything.  She's from Manchester, but I don't hold that against her.  She's very knowledgeable about sports (soccer/football, rugby, cricket, ice hockey, baseball) and world affairs so we have a good chin wag whilst she cuts my hair just the way I like it.

Bryan, you must be a Liverpool fan. Biggrin

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 12-08-2015, 08:44 PM
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you paid someone to shave you with a cartridge razor? Facepalm

and you wondered why it was so bad?

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 12-09-2015, 03:47 AM
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(12-08-2015, 07:39 PM)celestino Wrote:
(12-08-2015, 04:35 PM)Rufus Wrote: I've been going to the same lady barber for the past 12 years and I wouldn't trade her for anything.  She's from Manchester, but I don't hold that against her.  She's very knowledgeable about sports (soccer/football, rugby, cricket, ice hockey, baseball) and world affairs so we have a good chin wag whilst she cuts my hair just the way I like it.

Bryan, you must be a Liverpool fan. Biggrin

Since the family lives near Southampton I'm nominally a Southampton fan so as to keep the family peace.  I'm actually an Arsenal fan, but I keep that in the closet.  My barber is a Man City fan and a Habs fan.

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 12-09-2015, 07:13 AM
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(12-09-2015, 03:47 AM)Rufus Wrote: Since the family lives near Southampton I'm nominally a Southampton fan so as to keep the family peace.  I'm actually an Arsenal fan, but I keep that in the closet.  My barber is a Man City fan and a Habs fan.

Haha! Boy, do you have a few challenges regarding football and hockey, then! At least with your favourite team, you may have a chance to win the Premiership, this year. Biggrin

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