No Barbers

For some reason, I’m having a really hard time finding any barber shops in Northwest DC. Anyone have clues where I can get a decent haircut around here? I’ve been searching the neighborhood for over an hour. (Note: I haven’t tried any further past 14th Street yet because it’s so ghetto. A bit scary for this unaccustomed newcomer.)

New link: SPQR, wife of Amber Bach.

(Update: I walked down 14th Street from the White House to U Street, and it wasn’t so bad. There was exactly one barber shop, but it was closed, probably because it’s Good Friday. Other than that it’s all hair-and-nails salons.)


  1. Noelle says:

    You know, I heard a story from a friend that haircuts are really expensive in the US. Someone had his head shaved before coming to the US so that he wouldn’t have to have a haircut. He came home with a full head of hair, shoulder-length. Hehehe.

  2. Paulo says:

    No argument there. The barbershop on 14th St does haircuts for $7. That’s over P350! Whew.

  3. Raffy says:

    If you can find a place that’ll do your hair for $7, you’ve got a good deal going. So far from what I’ve seen, that’s the cheapest anyone’s offering for a haircut. The most popular chain is Supercuts, but they’re inconsistent and you have to make sure YOU have an idea of what you want before they do any damage. Before I decided to go shiny I went to get a trim and ended up with a horrible hack job because I gave only cursory instructions to the barber.