When I was kid I would go with my father to Brooklyn to get my haircut. My barber at the time was one of these old school guys that did it all with a scissors. It was a great haircut that would last me weeks – all for $8. He retired and moved to Pennsylvania. A scissors cut is a lost art these days. Do they still teach that skill in barber college?
About 10 years ago I found another barber (if that title is still used) to cut my hair. Obviously there was a learning curve for him to get him to a point where I liked my haircut. But he got it and charged me $10. I was happy until he also retired and moved away.
From 2006 thru 2010 I have jumped from barber to barber. The last guy I went to charged me $16 and expected a $4 tip. I was never quite happy with the haircut he gave me or giving him a $4 tip.
I am not vain, or cheap, and my hairstyle is not complicated. I like my hair cut short. Noting complicated about that. If I got a good haircut then I would be more than happy to pay for it and tip generously.
It got to a point recently where my wife recommended I go to the hairstylist that she uses. At this point, I am so frustrated to find a decent barber I figure it cannot hurt. So I made an appointment like a 60 year old woman and went to the salon for my style. I left looking like a young boy. I was not too thrilled by it and my wife laughed at me when I got home. But I did pay $14 for it. So I guess I got what I paid for.
So my search continues for a barber. You know the one – a barber pole outside, the smell of Barbasol thick in the air, and old sports magazines spread across a table.
Why can’t I get a decent haircut….