I have walked by this little barber shop in Milan about a hundred times but I have never had a moment to go in and get a trim.
Finally, the last time I was there, I had a few minutes to pop in and see these guys in action.
Actually I have been growing my hair out a little and I wanted it to grow out a little more before getting it cut but I could not pass up this opportunity.
No velcro-tabbed big plastic sheets for these guys.
They place one very clean, very well-pressed white sheet across my lap, then one sheet front-to-back over my shoulders, then another sheet back-to-front over my shoulders.
In the little gaps around my neck where the towels don’t meet my neck they stuff long strips of cotton that they keep in a glass jar.
That’s three sheets for one customer. As a New Yorker I kept thinking to myself “their laundry bill must be HUGE”
Again, I don’t know if these guys are the best but I love unreasonably charming old-school techniques like this.
I looks like they did their sign with a Sharpie marker – I really think they did.
If you get a chance I would love to hear about any other funny little techniques that your barbers uses.
ps I have to admit the cut did grow out very well