So I've been going to the same barber shop for about 8 years now... Two older brothers who have had their own shop for nearly 50 years. (They are 78 and 81) Anyways, a few weeks ago they finally closed their shop down and retired. To many men in our community this is devastating and we have been visiting these men for a very long time. (Some have been visiting these barbers since their first haircut!) I always loved going to them as the would finish up by giving me a shave with a straightedge razor! Talk about old-timey! (My god! Such a close shave!) Their 50 years of experience was demonstrated as they were always consistent and always did a great job with mens hair.
I've had to have my hair cut twice since they had retired and these chain stores just because I don't know of another good barber in town... It's been a nightmare. I should've known I would be in for it when I told the woman I'd just like a standard business man's cut and she said "What's that?" "You want your hair to look like some business man? Like Donald Trump or something?" *Facepalm* I really should've walked out then....
Anyways, today I went to a shop that was recommended by my manager at work and it was actually really nice. They included a shampooing, scalp massage, and facial massage with the hair cut! I'm not crazy about the hair cut itself (it's okay... not as good as those old guys used to do...) but the facial and scalp massage part was amazing!
Do any of you guys get facial/scalp massages along with your hair cut? Anyone else visit a great local barber shop that you love? I wish I had the steady hands to learn how to shave with a straight edge razor!