Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What We're Missing: A barber shop

I was talking to some buddies the other day about this - there really isn't any barber shop (or even fancy salon) in the neighborhood that I know of. There's a few on U Street, like Bang, but that can be pricey, and same with Trim in Adams Morgan. It'd be nice to get a decent haircut for $15 or in the hood - otherwise I have to go to the Wisconsin Unisex Barbershop over in Georgetown, which is a hike.

Or does anybody have any recommendations in the neighborhood?

12 comments:

MandarinZazz said...

i hike all the way over to Cleveland park on the H2, but i can't think of any close by.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? There are barbershops just about every block on Georgia Avenue. Walk east a little.

Andrew said...

Any recommendations?

Stephen said...

There's a little shop off 14th on the south side of the little triangle park between Ogden and Oak that I go to. Give it a shot.

Jon said...

I like Hair Cuttery in Dupont Circle. $18 bucks. Is that wrong? Sometimes I run into John McCain's mother, Donna Brazille, and my cousin (who is not a political celebrity, but I like him).

Alex Winnett said...

I really like Alex's Unisex on Mt. Pleasant.

Anonymous said...

Don't visit those barber shops on Georgia. They don't know how to cut a white brotha's hair worth shit. And you'll be made to feel uncomfortable. Been there, done that.

Jon said...

Anonymous (2/25 10:16am), your comment assumes that only white men are interested in finding a good barber shop. Given Columbia Heights' diversity, it is rather remarkable that you're not more inclusive.

Anonymous said...

Or, it is blantantly obvious to anybody of color that there are barbar shops EVERYWHERE. Of course, unless they are blind...

Anik said...

I'm a big fan of Diego's over in DuPont--can't beat his class, his style, or his price ($20 and worth every dollar!)

Anonymous said...

I highly recommend Fancis Beauty Salon, at 14th & Ogden. I go there every time. They don't really speak English, but I just tell them I want it short and they do it exactly like I want it. It's really quite an experience. Haircut for $14.
http://maps.google.com/maps?near=14th+St+NW+%26+Otis+Pl+NW,+Washington,+DC+20010&geocode=&q=salon&f=l&hl=en&gl=us&sll=38.936296,-77.032678&sspn=0.008379,0.013733&ie=UTF8&ll=38.937264,-77.031798&spn=0.007978,0.013733&z=16&iwloc=A&iwd=1&cid=3455903969877076281&dtab=0

pimpslapofknowledge said...

Capitol Letters Writing Center is partnering with TH & T Barber Shop at 1456 Park Rd for their Moustache-a-thon kickoff. Our trial run showed a great haircut, and it's inexpensive.