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614 E Pine St, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812247.615342 -122.323843
Neighborhoods: Broadway, Capitol Hill
Get a cut with some kitsch at this nontraditional barber shop on Capitol Hill. – In Short
The wall is covered with pictures of models and movie stars, along with posters reminiscent of communist propaganda gone Gen-X. Rudy's is an anomaly in the world of barber shops, but don't let the facade dissuade you. This clean, efficient shop cuts and styles for all generations--from the Pokemon crowd to those old enough for senior discounts. It's also one of the few places in town offering the traditional straight blade shave.
Photo by Chris Daniel
Replace it with condos already! – So I go in, put my name on the list, and step outside for a smoke. When I returned, the idiot hipsters at the counter had crossed my name off and wrote "NO MORE WALKINS" along the bottom of the page. I explained to the apathetic girl with the stupid haircut that I had signed up, and still wanted a haircut. She says, "Well, we close early on Sundays because we have lives." and when I explained that I was just there for a trim, she was already talking to someone else.
I should mention, that last time I went in for a quick buzz and beard trim, they left me with uneven sideburns, and a huge long patch in the back. You get what you pay for, I guess.
It makes me happy to know this dump is getting replaced by condos.
Stupid Hipsters – These F***ing people won't give you a haircut thats cooler than theirs, first off...
I sometimes wonder if they got their haircutting licence of the back of a cereal box...
and second off, they look at THEMSELVES in the mirror more than they look at you or your hair.
They $uck – I was going to Rudy's for the first time on a recommendation. I called and got on the waiting list and arrived when I said I would. While I sat there wasting time on the parking meter - no less than six people were called in front of me. When my meter was about to expire I realized that I was being skipped and the guy at the desk said he didn't know why - but I would be next. I was furious and left - as I had no time left in the day or on the meter to get a haircut. I'll never go back. I heard that sometimes they do this - so BEWARE!
Worst Haircut Ever – Some of the hairstylists looked like they knew what they were doing, but my woman (shortish blonde hair with a vine and leaf tattoo up her calf) was horrible. First, I waited for 2 hours for my cut, then when I sat down, this woman accosted me with demands about what I wanted. She clearly didn't want to be there and didn't care about me at all. I asked for her advice - because I don't know about hair and SHE SHOULD! - and she got annoyed with me. She gave me a chopped up mess of hair that I'm now just wearing in a ponytail with pins to hold up the shorter bits that were supposed to look good. They spent more time on everyone's short-dos when I was paying more for my long hair cut - which took way less effort than most of those short cuts! I will never go back because there's no way to determine who will cut your hair. I have had better luck cutting my hair myself. I think I'm going to buy myself a razor comb and stick to this tactic from now on. And speaking of which, aren't razor combs standard in the hip stylist's kit these days? Because my woman didn't seem to have one even though every other hairdresser was using them constantly.
butchered my hair – i got a cut there many months ago and i am a 27 yo woman. i didnt like it. it was very 'hipster' with tats, loud music and foul mouths which was nice but the lady who cut my hair gave me this generic bob when i wanted and expressed something different. she was looking away and rarely AT me all the while cutting my hair.
like she was daydreaming. that worried me, for good reason.
i went to a more expensive salon for them to fix it and as a consequence ended up with a shorter doo' than i preferred.
Good for the Money – If your a guy who is sick of paying $40 for the Salon cut, and cannot take the risk of getting a crappy cut at the $13 chain, then Rudy's is a place to go.
They charge $17 bucks for a typical cut and do a decent job. Can't beat it for the money.
Rudy's - Just like I asked for it – No one ever believes me when I ask for a #1 on the sides...they usually try to slip on a #2, and then they apologize for the "shortness." Absurd? Yes.
At Rudy's, I tell Chez how I want my hair cut, and he looks me in the eye, listens carefully, and then asks questions to clarify anything he feels he might not have understood. Every haircut is perfect, every time. Short haircuts require a lot of attention to detail, and Rudy's has never let me down.
I guess the real point is that my friends don't just say, "nice haircut," they ask me where I got my hair cut.
Worth much more then the price paid! – Normally I get my hair cut from a salon that charges $50. I bought a new car, and wanted to cut expenses, so I started shopping around for somewhere cheaper. Normally I don't read "Seattle" magazine, however the front said "where to find the best cuts..etc" It raved about Brian Plaster, and the prices looked good, so I went. And honestly I got the best hair cut ever, way better then any other 35-50 dollar hair cut I paid (21 dollars since my hair is past the chin, if it was under the chin it'd be 17). I will definatly go back to Rudy's again and have Brian take care of my hair. He's extremely detailed and offers suggestions and is very talented. The cashier/receptionist/ greeter/office manager guy was also very nice and helpful.
Wait and wait........ – Although the hairsylists tend to be good, the approach is a cookie cutter style. Rudy's, once the alternative place to go, has become the Establishment. With it we see slightly less service and much longer lines.
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