Where do you go to get your hair cut?

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  1. Kent Wang

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    I pay $50 + $15 tip, every 5-6 weeks. I also go in for a free neck trim in between.

    The major difference is that my hairstylist uses a razor instead of clippers, which creates a textured look. One can easily tell the difference as each hair will vary as much as half an inch in length (my hair is about 1.5 to 2 inches long).

    I don't have my hair "made up" right now as I just got out of the shower; maybe I'll post pics later. I spent over an hour taking over 100 photos of myself with my digicam's self-timer and only ended up with a single picture that I was OK with. I guess that means I'm too self-conscious -- and a poor photographer.
     
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    Haha, that's exactly how I feel. I talk so much about clothes when I'm there that my stylist, who is a cutely (yes, that's a real adverb) attired, blonde in her late 20's, always jokingly inquires if I'm gay.
     
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    We dont seem to have that distinction here and since I never have my hair cut in the US, can someone explain the difference?...
     
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    a barber shop is usually a traditional style mens place, cheap, your barber might be a middle aged fat guy who doesn't speak very good english and is wearing a tee shirt. there is hair on the floor, red vinyl chairs, and lolipops for kids.

    a salon has nicer looking, younger, maybe female or gay workers, they might give you coffee or miniral water, nicer decorations. more options of cuts.
     
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    (globetrotter @ July 02 2005,00:01) I go to a barber, 10 bucks plus tip,, 18 with my son. for more than 10 years I went to the same guy, and then I moved. he was great, for the firts 5, we never saida workd to each other after the first time I go  a hair cut. he would say "same?" I would nod, and that would be our only commuinication. then one day it gat f***ed up when he asked me for a ride, and after that he started talking.
    Are you drunk posting?
    no, in a hurry on a treo.....
     
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    i go to the mirror in the bathroom, cut my hair and cry, then tip myself $50.
     
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    Are you reporting that income to the IRS?
     
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    Not that I doubt you, but what's your basis for saying that Avant is one of the top 10 salons in the country?  And where is it located?  When I lived in Austin, I got my hair cut at an Aveda salon because I couldn't find anyone else as good.  I get my hair cut now at Arrojo Studio in New York.  $85 for a cut from a mid-level stylist for which I've received lots of compliments.

    dan
     
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    I believe my numbers were a bit off, but according to the quotes on their site, they're "Best of Southwest" according to Harpers and "Best Color Salon" according to Elle. It's certainly conceivable that big cities like New York and LA will have a number of better salons; I don't mean to imply otherwise, but simply wish to note that it is a pretty well-regarded salon.
     
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    Hmm, that's actually looks like where I got my hair cut when I lived in Austin. They must have changed the name or something.

    dan
     
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    whenever im back in my hometown in australia, i get it cut by the same little old italian barber thats been cutting it since i was 18. its one of the few things adelaide has going for it. He charges me AU$10 - so about seven bucks.

    in vietnam - this ought to make you jealous..... 50000 Vietnam dong at a salon includes hair cut, hairwash, face wash, face massage, shave and one hour body massage in a reclined barbers chair.

    So thats about three bucks, no tip required, but i normally toss the massage/hairwash girl a buck or two.

    ive also had it cut by a streetside barber here (cultural experience) - that cost me 7000 dong - about 40 cents.
     
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    I used Chelsea Barbers for years and was happy until the Fab 5 and GQ exposed them to the general public, my wait went from 10 minutes to over 90 minutes on a bad day.

    Based on a recommendation from a forum member I recently started to use Chantal from Salon Ishi. Not much change left from $100 so its not cheap.
    I rather pay the extra $$ now that I can get my haircut during my lunch hour.
     
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    The place I go to is derinitely a salon then. Most of the barbers are women or gay.(One of them was the first gay man to be married in Belgium).
    The same spanish lady does my hair.
    Shampoos my hair (a little massage too).
    She cuts my hair while I have an espresso.
    Puts some gel in it and I am gone.
    20 Euros.
     
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    $20 from Diego the barber next to Firehook Bakery off Dupont. Old school, walls festooned with pictures of dozens of swarthy diplomatic staff who allegedly have had their hair cut there. Does me a decent job and that's all I want nowadays. I used to use an expensive place in Berkeley but really have nothing to justify right now. 3 years ago treated myself to a cut and hot shave at Taylors on Jermyn St for the RJ birthday. Awesome. In India got a cut on Pali Hill at a salon apparently used by Aishwarya Rai... wonderful massage, cut, shampoo... Surreal.
     
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    RJman,
    That wouldn't be Mane Event on Nargis Dutt Rd, would it?
     

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