Finding a barbershop can be a formidable task. Here are some tips to steer you in the right direction.
- Step 1: Note the haircut prices. Are they comparable with other shops?
- TIP: Avoid very cheap shops. They may do business based on volume.
- Step 2: Ask how long the barber has been cutting hair, and note whether they appear confident while cutting hair. These are important considerations when looking for a barber.
- FACT: The word "barber" comes from the Latin word for beard.
- Step 3: Observe whether the shop is clean and tidy, and whether the barber is busy. These are good signs.
- TIP: Traditional barber shops are closed Sunday and Monday.
- Step 4: Check the Internet for rated barbershops in your community. Use a search engine and search terms like "barbershops" with the name of your town.
- Step 5: Look for a barber pole outside the shop. Only licensed barbers can put up these poles--beauticians are not allowed to.
- Step 6: Watch customers leaving the barbershop. If you like their haircuts, venture in.
- Step 7: Ask people you know--especially those who always seem well groomed, where they get their hair cut.