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john b pritchett
August 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm
Alas, for the days when I still had hair and needed a barber!
August 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm
the barber sounds like the better bet! :)
August 7, 2013 at 2:11 pm
Stick with your barber! I have had some disastrous hair cuts here in Miami Beach. I finally found a great guy that knows his craft! I have followed him everywhere as he advances in his career. Daniel at Rosanno Ferretti on West Avenue!
August 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm
Now I know where to go for haircut/shave next time I am visiting NewYork.
August 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm
One doesn’t go without the other. Everything is pleasing to the eye. It’s a welcoming space with great light and vintage furniture/accessories.
What’s not to like, especially if the barber is talented and from Seville.
August 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm
My barber unexpectedly left the barbershop a few months ago. The owner wouldn’t tell me where he went. It “only” took me 2 years to find him in the first place. Ugh.
Scott, follow your barber to the ends of the earth.
August 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm
Love the place!! You should DEFINITELY follow your barber is you’re satisfied with him :-D
Judith A. Ross
August 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm
I would follow my hair dresser anywhere. Definitely agree with the sentiment, “As my barber goes, so do I.” It takes time to develop a rapport with the person who takes care of your hair and your head, but when you click, it is so worth it.
August 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm
If you’re interested in barbershops, check out this short on the essence of the barbershop culture in India by Tom Pietrasik: http://www.tompietrasik.com/films/
August 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm
Where the barber goes, so does his skills.
August 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm
Aiden Gill, New Orleans.
August 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm
Sorry, Aidan Gill, New Orleans.
August 7, 2013 at 3:59 pm
I have followed a good hairdress across country so I’m sure the same goes for a barber!
August 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm
It is a problem most of us face when we move to a different location. Imagine the horror you have to endure for first time haircutters.
The Dapper Traveller
August 7, 2013 at 4:15 pm
The atmosphere of the barbershop is icing on the cake, but the barber is the asset. A true barber isn’t just someone who cuts your hair; they are friend, confidant and a grounding point in the midst of a busy world.
When Sal retired and closed his shop at 221 Mott, there was a hole in my weekly routine that I never completely filled. I’m in a new state now and a new city. I have a new barber that knows me well and does a great job. But I still miss Sal. A good barber is priceless.
August 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm
The barber is more important for me. I’d follow him wherever he goes.
August 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm
i have a friend from the neighborhood who is an awarded barber, works with celebrities and more importantly he also donates his skills to homeless shelters so that folks who are trying to get work/ off the streets have not just a haircut but a great haircut!
it’s about the barber, not the shop.
August 7, 2013 at 5:55 pm
The barber. Atmosphere means a lot, but in the end, it’s the guy you keep going back to that knows you hair.
August 7, 2013 at 7:56 pm
My hairdresser is like my doctor. I will follow where ever they go -
August 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm
I’ve followed my hairdresser to four (or five?) different salons. She’s been cutting my hair since my toddler years and knows every cowlick and curl! I’ve had my hair cut at other nice salons, and it just hasn’t been the same. Definitely follow the barber.
August 7, 2013 at 9:15 pm
Oh, the barber is FAR more important, but the environment certainly can enhance the experience!
August 8, 2013 at 2:34 am
I love the old-fashioned feeling! :)
August 8, 2013 at 2:45 am
The barber shop is the expression of the barber. You feel the love to his profession and his sense for creating beauty. It’s just like Goethe said: What’s inside is outside.
August 8, 2013 at 8:08 am
I’m assuming that Michael knows that Haar means “hair” in German.
As Goethe didn’t say, nomen is omen.
August 8, 2013 at 10:08 am
i followed my last barber to a small, hidden 2-seat shop buried in a diamond-district office building. after moving out of nyc i would come into town once a month or so for a haircut and other thrills.
August 8, 2013 at 10:52 am
The Barber 100%. I have a related question for you, I went to a barber shop in Rome looking for the “Italian experience” and was quite disappointed. My barber in Mexico City is better by far. Would love to know where in Italy (Rome, Milan, Florence?) do you go when there?
tony maria sepe
August 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm
August 8, 2013 at 11:58 am
The barber can cut your throat, the shop cannot… so, yes, definitely, the barber!!!
August 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm
I love my hairstylist, his name Marco Norma… he owns the Rossano Ferretti on west ave in Miami Beach and he is by far the best hair cutter. its hard to catch him when he’s in town because he’s always traveling. you can catch him in NYC 57 and Madison, L.A Beverly hills Canon Dr. Mexico City, Dominican Rep even in Europe….. but once you do you realize that the wait is all worth it. I love it….
August 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Any equivalently excellent barber recommendations in LA ?
how to get a good euro style barber cut in this town?
Or do I need to go to NYC for real style.
August 8, 2013 at 6:01 pm
Plenty of spots in LA..
Proper on 3rd (near Fairfax +) in West Hollywood
Sweeney Todds on Sunset (near Vermont +) in Los Feliz / Silverlake
August 8, 2013 at 8:59 pm
Definitely barber is more important. I’d go to my barbers house before I try a new shop.
Oh My Beautiful Life
August 9, 2013 at 8:10 am
Yes, follow the barber. I´m doing the same next week ;-)
August 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm
It’s all about the barber. My guy could cut my hair under a shade tree for all I care. When I walk out of the shop I don’t take the ambiance with me, just the results of his effort.
August 10, 2013 at 3:05 am
Check out Arte Salon! It’s a really cool place in Soho, right on Elizabeth St. http://artesalon.com
August 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm
Am I the only adult man who finds getting a haircut embarrassing? I sometimes go to get my haircut and if too many people in line or too much of scene, I just leave. Also, when you get right down to it, you are tracking other people’s hair around with you all day. You are bringing it home with you. You are sniffing some guys hairs up your nostrils. It’s kind of gross. I truly think that a door-to-door barber could do well. I would pay extra for at-home service.
August 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm
If in London, go to Brent Pankhurst.
He’s finally got his own flagship at 10 Newburgh Street W1F7RN.
He is simply the best and his chairs are by Bentley!
August 12, 2013 at 5:45 pm
I adore my hair guy and I have followed him wherever he starts a new salon for 25 years. I come for miles to see him when I am traveling or living in another city for school. Once I drove 4 hours over a snowy mountain pass, then took a train, and a cab through icy winter streets, just to get my haircut and color. Partially because he gives me beautiful hair every time and also because he is such a gem of a human being. Paul Burton, Scarlet Salon, Portland Oregon. <3
August 12, 2013 at 5:48 pm
I must confess, in addition to being a gifted artist with hair, my hair guy is also brilliant at design and decor so his salons are alway beautiful and luxurious.
August 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm
I’m no guy but it’s the same for women, the beautician outweighs the salon for sure. Where she goes, we follow. I’ve seen people move but still fly back to get an all important appointment with the same hairdresser and I’ve seen the hairdresser move but come home frequently and when she does her old clients book her at her old salon just the same.
August 15, 2013 at 3:16 pm
The barber, of course. The best person I have ever had works at a Great Clips. Don’t laugh. He is semi retired, and he is the only one that gets my pixie cut as sleek as I like. I still pay him for a real hair cut, as does everyone else. Unfortunately he only works one day a week so he gets booked up very fast. But I would follow a good stylist anywhere they worked.
August 16, 2013 at 1:11 pm
when traveling through cities it’s always important to have a good go-to barber on hand, even if in town for just a weekend, makes the difference for an important meeting or a good impression on first date. a good cut can make a guy feel slightly taller, more confident. i try to search out for “barber shop shaves” my opinion is, if you can handle a straight razor, you’re probably okay with some clippers and scissors. ny, check the blind barber, london: barry the barber
August 18, 2013 at 5:44 am
the barber! and if He has a nice shop it’s better!