by Nikki Metzgar - 206 Reviews - 77 List
Gents, we know you have your reasons for hitting the mega-chains for your haircut. There are flatscreens showing the game and a woman in a tank top will massage your scalp. And, while that does sound appealing, might we suggest your friendly local barbershop as an alternative? A hot shave with a straight razor is not only an art, it's a heavenly gift. And retro is in. Haven't you seen Mad Men?
Updated: September 20, 2010
This Heights barbershop is the one famously featured in Wes Anderson's ?Rushmore" and you'll notice a lot of similarities between the fictional and real versions. All novelty factors aside, come for an old-fashioned haircut with nary an electric clipper in sight.
There's no reason to look untidy when the barbers at this shop will trim your mustache for $2, among their other reasonably priced hot-shave and haircut services. And if you're rocking the Vin Diesel-style bald head, get it shaved without fear of nicks.
There are only two chairs at this Heights barbershop so there is often a wait (even at dawn when cops line up for their trim), but there are Playboys to pass the time and it really doesn't get more salt of the earth than this.