This is one of my all-time favorite posts
His name is Harry.
He has been cutting hair for 65 years!
The first time I went to his shop I asked “Do you cut with clippers?”
“Yes” he said.
“Do you like to cut with clippers?” I asked.
“No, cutting with clippers is for animals” he replied.
I knew I found my new barber.
I’ve had my hair cut by several very good barbers in NYC but none have used the little service details like Harry. Harry is all about technique. Just before shaving the back of my neck with a straight blade he wipes the shaving cream off with the handle of the blade so he can really see what he is cutting. He places the talc on a little hand towel before patting it on your neck,
He also hums indescribable tunes while cutting your hair. I don’t know if he is the best barber but you don’t run across characters like him very often.