Glam Slam: Test Drive Tuesday — Hip Barbershop Haircut
First Published: September 6, 2011 2:00 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- I was beyond overdue for a haircut…I hadn’t had it cut since around Memorial Day and couldn’t get in with the woman who regularly cuts my hair. I was so desperate, I decided to check out the place my husband goes for his cuts… Floyd’s 99 Barbershop, one of a few retro themed barbershops here in LA.
Floyd’s, which is a hip chain of shops in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts and Texas, is not your granddad’s barbershop. The music is very loud. There are rock ‘n’ roll posters covering the walls and ceilings… there’s a pool table, and the combined piercings and tattoos of the stylists could give the folks at a Harley convention a run for their money.
BUT… the haircuts for men are only $21.00. It’s $29.00 for women. You don’t need an appointment. I decided to give it a try.
I went in to the local Burbank branch, where I signed in. Weekends can be busy with a long wait, but since it was the middle of the week, I waited less than two minutes before I was seated with a stylist.
The vibe of the place skews very masculine and I asked the stylist if they have many female customers. She said as more and more people are learning that they do both men and women, she’s seen an increase in the ladies coming in.
The affordable price is just for the cut. It does not include a wash, blow dry, etc. I was just looking for a simple trim and the stylist was friendly, quick, and did a good job. The whole thing took less than 15 minutes.
Floyd’s also offers color services, face and head shaves, bang trims, buzz cuts and kids hair cuts. If you have difficult hair or a complicated style you might have to work a little to find a stylist there that’s right for you. If you want a luxurious, pampering experience, this is probably not the place for you.
I would recommend it for guys and kids for sure. For the ladies, if you have a simple cut or trim, it’s worth it. You can’t beat the price.
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