Black barbershops that aren't in the 'hood'?

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    Feb 15, 2013 10:48 PM GMT
    This is mainly about Black barbershops, but anyone can chime in.

    Just wondering what ways do you guys go about finding barbers if you're in a new city and say just need to get your hair touched up? I'm kind of not liking it anymore having to go to different barbers and stuff that I don't know too well. But it's just almost a necessity cause I don't cut my own hair and my edges just grow out so fast and I get it cut every week and sometimes I'm away from home when the day falls to get my haircut.

    I usually don't have issues when I go to other barbers but got my first haircut in Milwaukee and did. The guy got mad at me cause I looked in the mirror while he was cutting me (as if I was checking to see if he's messing up) and then made a comment about my taper/hairline and when I mentioned something someone else said about some barbers taking hairlines back a bit to keep the edges cleaned up, he started accusing me of being disrespectful to him (in front of a shop full of people!)

    I was like this is exactly why I don't like switching up barbers too much because some be having all kind of different 'hood' mentalities and shit and I'm just going to get a haircut, you don't have to check me.

    Then he goes on to say something about me needing to put more bass in my voice (as if I don't have any) and some other bullshit about my age. Then tried to keep $8 in change as a tip. I didn't tip him shit, had waited just to get my change back.
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    Feb 15, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 saidThis is mainly about Black barbershops, but anyone can chime in.

    Just wondering what ways do you guys go about finding barbers if you're in a new city and say just need to get your hair touched up? I'm kind of not liking it anymore having to go to different barbers and stuff that I don't know too well. But it's just almost a necessity cause I don't cut my own hair and my edges just grow out so fast and I get it cut every week and sometimes I'm away from home when the day falls to get my haircut.

    I usually don't have issues when I go to other barbers but got my first haircut in Milwaukee and did. The guy got mad at me cause I looked in the mirror while he was cutting me (as if I was checking to see if he's messing up) and then made a comment about my taper/hairline and when I mentioned a technique that someone mentioned about haircuts, he started accusing me of being disrespectful to him (in front of a shop full of people!)

    I was like this is exactly why I don't like switching up barbers too much because some be having all kind of different 'hood' mentalities and shit and I'm just going to get a haircut, you don't have to check me.

    Then he goes on to say something about me needing to put more bass in my voice (as if I don't have any) and some other bullshit about my age. Then tried to keep $8 in change as a tip. I didn't tip him shit, had waited just to get my change back.


    You don't tip? You are difficult? Way to break down stereotypes.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Feb 15, 2013 10:56 PM GMT
    just learn how to trim your own hair until you can get back to your barber ... you can't learn if you don't try... buy a pair of clippers, it's not that difficult
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    Feb 15, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    You don't tip? You are difficult? Way to break down stereotypes.


    I tip all my barbers, I wasn't going to tip HIM because he was giving me the 3rd degree. From the start he was brushing my hair as if he was shampooing a carpet and I had to tell him not to do it so rough.
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    Feb 15, 2013 10:58 PM GMT
    You make it sound like you're going to get shot inside a black barbershop. Cheese and rice! I don't want to have to "check" anyone, or fight for my money back or tip or whatever the hell you are talking about...
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidYou make it sound like you're going to get shot inside a black barbershop. Cheese and rice! I don't want to have to "check" anyone, or fight for my money back or tip or whatever the hell you are talking about...


    I'm not responding to you anymore. You obviously aren't getting the picture. Next...
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 said
    jmusmc85 saidYou make it sound like you're going to get shot inside a black barbershop. Cheese and rice! I don't want to have to "check" anyone, or fight for my money back or tip or whatever the hell you are talking about...


    I'm not responding to you anymore. You obviously aren't getting the picture. Next...


    WTF is the picture? Are you asking a question? Telling a story?

    You don't even say what city you are looking for a barber shop in. Unless you look at your profile no one would even know where the fuck you are trying to look at.

    Are you complaining about hood rats? Why black barbers are so rude? What? What is your end goal?


    You are just a walking stereotype.
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:13 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    WTF is the picture? Are you asking a question? Telling a story?

    You don't even say what city you are looking for a barber shop in. Unless you look at your profile no one would even know where the fuck you are trying to look at.

    Are you complaining about hood rats? Why black barbers are so rude? What? What is your end goal?


    You are just a walking stereotype.


    if you took the time to read instead of just reading the topic title you'd understand what the fuck I'm trying to say. Instead you're bent on not contributing anything to this and trying to rile me up and veer the topic off course and I'm not going to let you do that.

    This has nothing to do with anything you mentioned I said nothing of Black barbers being rude or hood rats. I simply said, Black bershops that aren't in the hood. Anyone who's actually been to one will understand what I'm saying. You obviously don't, Kendall boy.
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    Why did you delete the other comment you left about the white guy?icon_confused.gif
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    Feb 15, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    FuzzyPecs25 said
    jmusmc85 said
    WTF is the picture? Are you asking a question? Telling a story?

    You don't even say what city you are looking for a barber shop in. Unless you look at your profile no one would even know where the fuck you are trying to look at.

    Are you complaining about hood rats? Why black barbers are so rude? What? What is your end goal?


    You are just a walking stereotype.


    if you took the time to read instead of just reading the topic title you'd understand what the fuck I'm trying to say. Instead you're bent on not contributing anything to this and trying to rile me up and veer the topic off course and I'm not going to let you do that.

    This has nothing to do with anything you mentioned I said nothing of Black barbers being rude or hood rats. I simply said, Black bershops that aren't in the hood. Anyone who's actually been to one will understand what I'm saying. You obviously don't, Kendall boy.


    The only time I went to Kendall was to trick with this big dumb redneck guy.


    So try again, hoodrat...
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    Feb 16, 2013 12:13 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidjust learn how to trim your own hair until you can get back to your barber ... you can't learn if you don't try... buy a pair of clippers, it's not that difficult


    I can trim up my beard pretty well, but with haircuts it's not always easy to get it even especially the back part. Too much room for error there lol. I've tried and in fact the other day I did give myself a trim and a 1/8th all around...but that was just 3 days after I went to the barber.

    For me it is that difficult. Unless a guy is bald, I know very few (okay, non) Black guys that cut their own hair lol. If they are a barber that may be a different story. Not to say there aren't any out there...

    jmusmc85 saidWhy did you delete the other comment you left about the white guy?icon_confused.gif


    It had to do with what I was talking about. The White guy who walked in the barbershop with the Black family and one of the barbers said, "yeah, we've seen your kind in here before." That's kind of comments get made a hood barbershops. Of course one can argue that people say stupid stuff about people everywhere and they do...but I don't wish to immerse myself in the epitome of it.

    I'm not suggesting the hood is where all the Black people live. No. I remember getting my haircut in the hood, hood part of Miami when I moved there, before I could even take the money out the barber joking around talking about, "uh oh, he don't have the cash better pull out the blade". I went a couple more times til finally I got tired of the neighborhood and started getting it cut in Miami Gardens. And they were professional.
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:27 AM GMT
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:29 AM GMT
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:36 AM GMT
    Find a black guy with a nice haircut and ask him where he gets his haircut. Make sure his hair texture is similar to yours. I understand your situation. I'm very particular about who cuts my hair. I've waited 6 hours for a haircut. Honestly if you want a nice haircut most of time you have to go to the hood. They cut hair the best.
  • TheBizMan

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    Feb 16, 2013 6:14 AM GMT
    Find some Italians. They're pretty good at cutting any type of hair. My University barbershop hooks me up and they are all big fat Italians.
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    Don't assume that quality barbershop locations are geographical.

    Over the past few decades, barbers are setting up shops not near residential concentrations of their likely clients, but near likely employment concentrations (people getting their haircuts before/after work, during lunch breaks, etc.) People are working longer hours and are not necessarily making that barbershop trip from home anymore.

    And in towns like yours, they're picking spots near hotels where tourists are likely to gather for conventions, etc. With ample strip commercial real estate available, barbers are preferring these locations over having to renovate and keep up older buildings.

    All that said, these barbers are bringing their business acumen, or lack thereof, with them. Some of the absolute worst barbershop experiences I've had in decades were in black-managed shops in the best neighborhoods in town.

    Conversely, I've seen shop managers of shops in less well-to-do locales straighten out barbers and "cut" them loose (excuse the pun) when they display ignorance and attitudes that could make their shop (and the surrounding community) look bad. It's all about the management, not the location.

    See if you can converse with the manager first and discuss your interests/concerns before hopping in a chair, and build up your relationship from there.
  • KarlosSuave

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    Feb 16, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    I haven't had any problems. Finding barbershop not in the hood. Just go to the mall, I walked in my first day down here I didn't see anyone who I thought could cut my hair so I walked up to the reception desk and asked "Can you cut this type of hair?" She laughed and said yes. I've enjoyed my haircuts.

    That's if your trying to pay over 10$ haircuts are usually 12/15 at the mall.

    Wal-Mart has them for 12 every Tuesday.

    In the hood the most Ive ever payed is 8$ for everything and I get a grade A haircut.
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    Feb 16, 2013 5:46 PM GMT
    If I don't find anyone who cut my hair well, I will go to Russian barbershop. That's it, no problem