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  • Damned hipsters I have been getting a straight razor shave and flat top for 20 years and in that time the cost has gone from $15 to $25 and now these idiots are paying $75



    MORONS you are jacking up the price and soon we will have a barber bubble


    \\\\ Floyd is not amused ... but he is going to gouge his prices
  • Wait, aren't these clients tech hipsters? Shouldn't a shave and a haircut be 1,024 bits?
  • Weird to read about this. I'd gone to a regular "barber" shop with straight razors, shoe-shine guy, and incredibly old barbers since my mother took me around when I started walking. Did they all vanish across America when I wasn't looking?
  • Where's Sweeney Todd when you need him?
  • I can smell the PBR and smug wafting from my computer.
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    Grama will shoot us and bury us in a hole somewhere.....
  • El_Frijole_Blanco: Damned hipsters I have been getting a straight razor shave and flat top for 20 years and in that time the cost has gone from $15 to $25 and now these idiots are paying $75



    MORONS you are jacking up the price and soon we will have a barber bubble


    \\\\ Floyd is not amused ... but he is going to gouge his prices


    You pay $25 for a shave and a haircut? My barber does that for $8.50 and he throws in a scalp, neck and shoulder massage that will put you to sleep for free.
  • My son refuses to go to super cuts and insists on one of the two local barber shops where haircuts cost 80 bits.
  • El_Frijole_Blanco: Damned hipsters I have been getting a straight razor shave and flat top for 20 years and in that time the cost has gone from $15 to $25 and now these idiots are paying $75


    Two bits is 25 cents so that would be $150.
  • If you like thick cream on your face, go fo it.
  • Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc: Weird to read about this. I'd gone to a regular "barber" shop with straight razors, shoe-shine guy, and incredibly old barbers since my mother took me around when I started walking. Did they all vanish across America when I wasn't looking?


    They're a dying breed. Finding an actual barber shop rather than a stylist's salon is a significant achievement these days.
  • Radioactive Ass: El_Frijole_Blanco: Damned hipsters I have been getting a straight razor shave and flat top for 20 years and in that time the cost has gone from $15 to $25 and now these idiots are paying $75

    Two bits is 25 cents so that would be $150.


    600/2*0.25=75
  • You have three choices:

    a) Ken doll
    b) GI Joe
    c) J. Jonah Jameson

    Although to me, that second cut from the end looks like it may have been found in an EC SF-Fantasy comic book. And another option would be Veronica's Dad from the Archie Comics, Mr. Hiram Cabot Lodge. (I've been calling him Henry Cabot Lodge all this time!)
  • JesseL: Radioactive Ass: El_Frijole_Blanco: Damned hipsters I have been getting a straight razor shave and flat top for 20 years and in that time the cost has gone from $15 to $25 and now these idiots are paying $75

    Two bits is 25 cents so that would be $150.

    600/2*0.25=75


    Or, in short, 8 bits to the dollar, so

    600 / 8 = 75.
  • ReapTheChaos: You pay $25 for a shave and a haircut? My barber does that for $8.50 and he throws in a scalp, neck and shoulder massage that will put you to sleep for free.


    You can't find a plain old haircut in San Francisco for less than $10 (shave not included). I get a very simple cut (#4 comb on the clipper and then a taper on the back and sides) which 'should' take all of five minutes. At a traditional barber shop that would take 20 minutes and a whole lot of talking for $15 ten years ago. I quit going there because it was wasting my time (for the extended time for the cut itself plus the extra waiting time for the guys ahead of me). Now I go to a cheap Asian place where the barbers can barely speak english. $10 plus a 2 buck tip.

    /I got the exact same haircut when I was in the navy for four bucks and five minutes of time in the chair so I know that it can be done.
  • ArcadianRefugee: JesseL: Radioactive Ass: El_Frijole_Blanco: Damned hipsters I have been getting a straight razor shave and flat top for 20 years and in that time the cost has gone from $15 to $25 and now these idiots are paying $75

    Two bits is 25 cents so that would be $150.

    600/2*0.25=75

    Or, in short, 8 bits to the dollar, so

    600 / 8 = 75.


    Doh! I are a idiot.
  • Most barber shops do that. This article must have been written by some idiot who only goes to supercuts or some other non-barber place staffed by "stylists."

    But that's what hipsters do, they take something that the rest of the world has known about for years and make it "cool" because it's "ironic." See PBR, for example. What's next, are the hipsters are all going to start eating at McDonalds and using Internet Explorer?

    They're so special and unique, those hipsters.
  • brantgoose: And another option would be Veronica's Dad from the Archie Comics, Mr. Hiram Cabot Lodge. (I've been calling him Henry Cabot Lodge all this time!)


    You're still calling him the wrong name. His name is just Hiram Lodge, as far as I can tell. The Cabots were in Josie and the Pussycats, IIRC.
  • Who the fark pays $150 for a farking haircut?!?!
  • Radioactive Ass: ReapTheChaos: You pay $25 for a shave and a haircut? My barber does that for $8.50 and he throws in a scalp, neck and shoulder massage that will put you to sleep for free.

    You can't find a plain old haircut in San Francisco for less than $10 (shave not included). I get a very simple cut (#4 comb on the clipper and then a taper on the back and sides) which 'should' take all of five minutes. At a traditional barber shop that would take 20 minutes and a whole lot of talking for $15 ten years ago. I quit going there because it was wasting my time (for the extended time for the cut itself plus the extra waiting time for the guys ahead of me). Now I go to a cheap Asian place where the barbers can barely speak english. $10 plus a 2 buck tip.

    /I got the exact same haircut when I was in the navy for four bucks and five minutes of time in the chair so I know that it can be done.


    Go to Chinatown in San Francisco. Easily get a decent hair cut for $5 and a $2 tip. I go once every 3 months. Takes about 10 minutes, maybe.

    I used to live in the peninsula and went to an old-timey barbershop. The owner wouldn't work on me, for some reason, and always let one of his other workers work on me. He then retired and sold the business to that worker. She hired her brother to help out (and the former owner showed up once in a while to help out and make a few bucks, as well as as shoot the breeze with the regulars). Her brother was something. I had him once and he essentially cut each hair one strand at a time. The dude took friggin' forever, as I saw the clock wind around. He literally took all of 40 minutes to cut my hair, as if every strand had to be properly shortened. I was about to grab his arm with the trimmer and just mowed my hair with it.

    Gave him a small $1 tip to the $15 cut.

    /csb
    //grumble grumble
  • Bondith: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc: Weird to read about this. I'd gone to a regular "barber" shop with straight razors, shoe-shine guy, and incredibly old barbers since my mother took me around when I started walking. Did they all vanish across America when I wasn't looking?

    They're a dying breed. Finding an actual barber shop rather than a stylist's salon is a significant achievement these days.


    Faribault MN has two of them. Brazil's and Lambert's.

    Both will treat you like a king. Both on the same street and 1/2 block from each other.
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    TBH I don't really see the attraction. I can shave myself, thanks, and I've never had a problem getting whatever haircut I want for $15-18. Who farking cares if I have to sit next to some chick getting highlights? I'm only going to be there for 20 minutes. Honestly this seems like a consequence of the pendulum swinging back to some retro "manly man" style from that whole metrosexual travesty. It's a fashion fad like any other; the whole prohibition-era schtick is just the new coolest thing.
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    The guy in the photograph in the frame is George Ohr, known as the "Mad potter of Biloxi". Were he alive today, he'd be a Farker. Or a reality show star.
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