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How Long Has It Been Since You Had A Barbershop Shave?

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I don't keep the beard these days, but sometimes I go for a few days w/o shaving. This time it's been about a week, and I got a beard starting to assert itself. Usually that means extra time with the Fusion (no Beards Of Fire jokes, please), but this time I'm thinking, hey, why not treat myself to a nice old-school barbershop shave, get the hot lather, hot towel, the earfuzz removal, the whole thing. Sounds like a good time.

 

So, you, how long has it been for you? And what's the going rate these days?

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Never had one. Have not visited a barber since high school. My wife has a "hair dresser" license and has cut my hair for about 50 years. Her brother was a barber (now retired) and has never touched my head.

Go for the whole deal and send pics. Facebook will follow the procedure if you want.

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I've only had one, and in the US I think most states have outlawed a straight razor shave because the laws now demand a new blade for each customer.

Mine was when I was in college, maybe 1970. It was fun and unique.

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I have not seen the inside of a barbershop since my army days (decades ago)!

Maybe I should reacquaint myself with the experience :mellow:

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I get my hair cut at local salon de coiffure, but I have never had a barbershop shave.

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In the 1960s when I was a student. Used to get up late, rush to lectures and need a shave by the afternoon. Found that someone who didn't know my face was much more likely to produce a cut than I was. :(

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In the 1960s when I was a student. Used to get up late, rush to lectures and need a shave by the afternoon.

I remember someone turning up for a lecture in their pyjamas.. :rolleyes:

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Imagine what my early/mid-70s lectures were like, still hungover from the 60s. No-one wore pyjamas any more!

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Never had one, but asked my current hairdresser for one a few weeks ago after growing a beard for a few weeks due to lack of time during our move. But sorry, she did only haircuts ... a former hairdresser would have done it, but told it was rarely asked for these days. Ended up removing the beard myself yesterday.

$ 40! Good grief! I pay € 15 for a haircut incl. shampooing and tip ...

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I can get an Ivan Denisovich for £6.

I know women who will happily pay £80! A haircut for the price of a Mosaic!!!!

And here's the ultimate soundtrack to this thread:

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I had a barber shop shave a few years ago, after a weekend newspaper article on 'the dying art of the men's barber shop shave' put it into my mind.

I think barbers are reluctant to offer it now. It's very much a boutique service over here. I should find a barber in the city and do it more often, as it felt good :g I hate shaving but prefer not to have a beard. And am too old to go with the old fashioned whiskers look that the 'hip' generation are currently brandishing.

Blame this bloke.

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In the 1960s when I was a student. Used to get up late, rush to lectures and need a shave by the afternoon. Found that someone who didn't know my face was much more likely to produce a cut than I was. :(

Don't recall what the price was, but still have a copy of Monk's Music on Riverside bought in those days with 42/- pencilled on it.

Imagine what my early/mid-70s lectures were like, still hungover from the 60s. No-one wore pyjamas any more!

Nude lectures, eh?

I know women who will happily pay £80! A haircut for the price of a Mosaic!!!!

Can beat that! My daughter paid £92 in London - never over £60 here, though. As for me, it's pensioners' rate of £14 with a £1 tip to the hairdresser. :)

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Mid '70s in Sudder Street Calcutta. I was looking for a decent barber rather than the pavement wallahs and this congenial barber was sitting outside his Raj era shop, he gave me a great haircut and shave with a genuine cutthroat razor.. Lovely shop, all dark wood, mirrors ,marble and whirring ceiling fans.

These days I pay 1500 yen for cut and shampoo. Pensioners rate ! A shave is another 200yen.

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Does it count if you got the hot lather/straight razor treatment on the neck, after your haircut?

This would have last taken place in 1997, in Tallahassee at the Seminole Barber Shop a block from the stadium. So traditional they still had Penthouse magazines to flip through while you waited. They must have offered the full shave service but I never thought about getting it, even though I really loved the feeling of the heated cream and the scrape-scrape-scrape.

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If I went to the hairdresser's here, cheapest I could get would be about the equivalent of the Bobby Hackett Mosaic ... but that's really the exception. Went to a hairdresser's about five times since my late teens and bought about 80 or so Mosaics in that same time span.

Never had a shave, wouldn't even know where to get one here.

But when I shaved a couple of days ago, after about two and half or even three weeks, it took me quite a while (time for Fusion jokes, Mr. Sangrey ;))

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As for me, it's pensioners' rate of £14 with a £1 tip to the hairdresser. :)

10£ here but 2 £ tip !!!

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Fusion musicians never wore facial hair.

They were very disciplined.

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Fusion musicians never wore facial hair.

They were very disciplined.

wasn't it just that hair preferred to stay under the skin to hear less of their weird music?

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The perfect music to say goodbye to those whiskers:

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Can beat that! My daughter paid £92 in London - never over £60 here, though.

I could probably get a Ryanair flight to Seville, have a trim and return for that price.

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Fusion musicians never wore facial hair.

They were very disciplined.

wasn't it just that hair preferred to stay under the skin to hear less of their weird music?

:lol:

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My mostecent was either Muscat (Oman) or Asmara (Eritrea). I don't see them much in the States, other than as part of the "new" "man spa" thing. I'm just looking for barber shop haircut and shave.

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