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How To Find a Barber

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.

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