10-28-2018, 06:11 AM
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  • nikos.a
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  • Athens, Greece
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I haven't changed my barber since 2014. I pay a visit once every 20 days for a haircut to keep them in shape. I keep my hairs short, but not Jason Statham short.

The place is wonderful, it's one of those new style barbershops only for men. You won't see the barbers clean shaven though, they're not hipsters, but at least their facial hairs are well groomed. Clean shaven barbers, especially young in age, are among the extinct species nowadays.

A haircut costs 15 euros, but I always leave a tip. I have never had a shave there, but I've seen them shave some guys with a shavette. They use Astra blades, Omega boar brushes and Proraso or Floid products. Pretty classic and European, if I may say.



How often do you visit your barber?


Also, out of curiosity, how much does a simple haircut cost in your area?

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 10-28-2018, 09:53 AM
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I go every two weeks. I pay $50/month (USD) for unlimited haircuts.

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 10-28-2018, 09:57 AM
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  • pbrmhl
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I used to sport a buzz cut. I got my hair cut every three or four weeks. About 3-1/2 years ago, after switching careers, I decided to become a hippie. I haven't had a haircut since.

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 10-28-2018, 10:06 AM
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I buzz my head at home every so often, but now that I found a good Persian barber at a not-quite-local mall I go in for a goatee trim and straight razor shave once a month or so... it's soooo relaxing Smile

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 10-28-2018, 10:34 AM
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  • nikos.a
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(10-28-2018, 09:53 AM)22bulldog Wrote: I go every two weeks.  I pay $50/month (USD) for unlimited haircuts.


I am thinking about going twice per month. I'll do that next time.

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 10-28-2018, 10:39 AM
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Years ago learned how to fade the sides/back and trim the top, so most of the time I cut it myself. That said, I’ll pop into a barber every 4 months or so. The problem is that they always want to go (a lot) shorter than I request.

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 10-28-2018, 01:01 PM
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I have never thought of visitting a barber.

I hated going to the hairdresser, and loved it when I went for the dome head style.

Just something weird about the idea of having a stranger fumbling with my hair and beard, that I don't like.

I also can't see a barber giving me a closer and better shave, than I can give myself with the superior products I onw and use.
No barber I have ever heard of have nor use shaving products that comes even close in quality to what I own and use for my own shaves.

So I can't really see why a stanger, even a qualified barber with a straight razor, would be able to give me a better shave, than myself.
When I want it, I go for 100% BBS and get it.

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 10-28-2018, 05:03 PM
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  • garyg
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  • Great Lakes
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I've had mostly four barbers in my 67 years .. keep wearing them out.  My present one is turning 81, so I'll be looking around (he's been the man mostly since circa 1987 when I moved up here).  When I was working I went every two weeks, now in retirement its three or so .. when I was in chemo it went six months, he thought I'd passed on down the road ..

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 10-28-2018, 05:23 PM
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I go every 3 weeks for a cut. A shave isn’t necessary for me, since I enjoy doing that myself. Prices vary from $10 to $100 for a haircut around here. Where I have been going for the last 3 years, I pay $15 for the cut plus a $5 tip.

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 10-28-2018, 05:33 PM
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I also learned how to trim my own hair more than 5 years ago so I don’t go to the barber anymore.

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 10-28-2018, 05:34 PM
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  • Garb
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  • Oregon
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Do a cut pretty cheap every 3 weeks. My hair isn't as important to me as it was in my youth. But the shave is what I'm concerned with.

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 10-29-2018, 05:49 AM
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  • Steelman
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Every 2 weeks for a #2 Fade. 

If you want to find a barber for a straight razor shave, look for an old Italian. They are becoming rare as hen's teeth but still a few out there. 

They used to have shaving contests in Southern Italy years ago. Not sure if they still do. You'd see barbers shave an entire beard with the blade never coming off the skin!  Just one long, sweeping graceful pass. 

When I went to Chicago for a meeting, I was excited to go to the Trufitt & Hill barbershop for a shave. Nice place and nice people but the shave was terrible. They used a shavette and there was so much stubble remaining after the shave I actually shaved when I got back to my hotel room. 


My barber Nicky is 83 and still going strong

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 10-30-2018, 07:01 AM
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had an ephinany in las vegas years ago. got a razor cut from a barber on my head and have been doing it myself since. but not with a straight edge. tried that and red cross missed a donation.

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 10-30-2018, 04:45 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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When I was working I went every two weeks for a haircut and shampoo, but since retirement back in 2005, I just go when I get the urge.  Generally every 6 to 8 weeks.  A haircut and shampoo cost me $13.00 plus I give the young lady a $5.00 tip.

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 10-30-2018, 05:14 PM
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Every Friday morning at 7am without fail.

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 10-30-2018, 07:42 PM
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Since I am my barber and I only give buzz cuts I try to do so every 2 weeks. Sometimes I even shave my noggin. No reason for it other than ease of maintenance. I have full head of hair and if I do let it grow out it's wavy.

OK, the reason why... Where I worked I could be in a place that was 140°F degrees and I found short hair and short eyebrows were very easy to care for and worked great. I just haven't stopped because it works for me to this day. A pass with a towel and my head is dry.

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 11-01-2018, 03:23 PM
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One word - Flowbee.

It's been about 14 years since we purchased it.  Use it once a month - I've a very short cut, nothing fancy; very basic.  Wife does any final trimming.  But the Flowbee does an excellent job - kludgey or corny though it may seem.  It works very well.

I figure I'm saving about $30 / month on the cost of the cut only.  That said, it only takes 15 minutes, start to finish and I don't need to travel, saving an additional 45 minutes or so there.  Notwithstanding the time & gas savings, I figure at least $5,000 savings thus far on barber costs alone, less about $200 for the cost of the units (I'm on #2 now).

I grew up going to the barber shop with my dad, but there just aren't that many around any more.  Tried the unisex Supercuts-type places and wasn't remotely impressed; plus, they were more expensive than a good barber.  Meh.  Found a workable alternative.

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 11-12-2018, 01:50 PM
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I visit my barber two times per week

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 11-12-2018, 02:04 PM
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I go once every couple of months.  Sometimes I might go as long as three months.

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 11-12-2018, 06:56 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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My favorite barber retired after 50 years of cutting hair, and I had gone to him for nearly 30 years. I love a traditional barber shops, the smells and the stories that are told. Now I have to go to a stylist, although she pampers me in ways my barber never would. A little pampering is kind of nice at my age. I keep my hair somewhat long, and only need to see her every six weeks before it starts to look a little scraggly.

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