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Best Old School Shave and Haircut in Los Angeles

August 14, 2012 9:00 AM

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There is a secret club that every man should join and it is not the Loyal order of Water Buffaloes or Elks Lodge. No offense towards those groups but they just don’t offer the same sort of benefits as The Shave and a Haircut.

Ask people to describe what the clubhouse looks like and you’ll probably hear something about an old fashioned candy striped barbershop pole and or listen to a description of a scene from an old black and white movie.

The reality is that today’s barbershop doesn’t always fit that image. You won’t go in and find a place populated solely by men nor will it look like a scene from a movie about gangsters. Today there is a mix of old and modern that sometimes includes shops that cater to women as well as to men.

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Floyd’s 99

17622 Ventura Boulevard
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 906-7200
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Floyd’s 99 Barbershop prides themselves on not being your grandfather’s barbershop. The place has rock music playing and energy flowing through it. Floyd’s 99 caters to both men and women. They take both walk-ins and appointments but if you don’t want to wait call ahead.

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Shorty’s Barber Shop

755 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA, 90046
(323) 297-0554
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Shorty’s Barber Shop is located in a hip section of town where you might wonder why the guy in the chair next to you has such a familiar face. It could be that he has one of those faces or he might really be famous.

Either way it doesn’t matter because you’ll probably be too busy admiring the work your stylist is doing on your hair or enjoying the hot towel they use on your face to prep it for shaving.

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Baxter Finley Barber & Shop

515 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 657.4726
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When you want to get a shave and a haircut in a place that feels like the barbershop your grandfather went to the place to go is Baxter Finley Barber & Shop.

They proudly talk about their classic barbering skills and with good reason. At Baxter Finley Barber & Shop you can choose to get just a shave, a haircut or a combination of both. It is a vintage shop that offers a great atmosphere that might have you wondering if you traveled back in time.

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The Art of Shaving

Westfield Fashion Square
14006 Riverside Drive, #77
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 788-2663
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If you are like most men your days are exceptionally busy and you are on the lookout for ways to save time. Since you are not the guy who owns a fancy sports car that is capable of time travel The Art of Shaving might be right up your alley. This location is at the mall which means you can combine errands and save on travel time.

Relax in an old fashioned barber’s chair and receive a closer shave than you can give yourself. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and pleased that you found a way to be more productive with your time.

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The Shave

230 South Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 858- 8281
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If you are a man who is interested in being pampered The Shave in Beverly Hills just might be the place for you. You’ll pay more than the “two bits” in the old song but in return you’ll receive an experience that is more than just a shave and a cut.

Designed to be a mix between an old time barbershop and a European experience The Shave will set you up with professional skin therapists who will help determine the best products to use on your face.

You can also check sports scores, stock prices, “nap in the chair” or enjoy a drink in the lounge.

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Blind Barber

10797 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 841.6679
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Don’t let the name scare you away. The barbers can see what they’re doing when they come at you with a blade. The menu here includes grooming services, cocktails, and food, and there’s a not-so-secret-anymore secret bar in the back.

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Josh Wilner is a writer in Los Angeles.
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