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Best Old School Shaves and Haircuts in Los Angeles

May 18, 2015 9:00 AM

(credit: Baxter Finley)

(credit: Baxter Finley)

There is a secret club that every man should join and it is not the Loyal order of Water Buffaloes or Elks Lodge. Visiting a barbershop that exudes that feeling of the early 20th Century should be on the list of all men. Ask people to describe what this 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. Although some of today’s barbershops don’t fit entirely into that image, today’s version of the old school barbershop offers a modern twist on the classic. Los Angeles offers many great old school shops that will make you feel like you’ve taken a step back in time just by getting a shave and sitting in an old barber chair.
(credit: The Barbershop Club)

(credit: The Barbershop Club)

The Barbershop Club
Farmers Market
6333 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 931-9916

Nestled in a stall within the famed Farmer’s Market, The Barbershop Club offers all of the old-world charm and first rate barber services you’d expect these days. With just 4 chairs dating back to the early 20th Century, this family owned business began its roots in Kansas City, but has been influencing the hair and beards of many for over 20 years in Los Angeles. Getting a haircut and shave at The Barbershop Club is like entering a time warp as you’ll experience old world chairs, the smell of Bay Rum aftershave and get your hair cut and your beard trimmed in a relaxing atmosphere. Think of this place as a club (hence the name) where the experienced barbers actually know your name the next time you come in.

(credit: Hugo C./YELP)

(credit: Hugo C./YELP)

Baxter Finley
515 N La Cienega Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(310) 657-4726

If any barbershop exudes the type of brilliant decor and atmosphere that is known of yesteryear, it most certainly has to be Baxter Finley. Started as a product line, the Baxter of California brand soon expanded its offering by building its barbershop. Offering cuts, shaves or both, the menu is simple and the decor is everything you’d imagine an old world barbershop to be. Sit back, relax on a vintage Koken barber chair and get tuned up by some of LA’s best barbers here.

(credit: Johnson N./Yelp)

(credit: Johnson N./Yelp)

The Art Of Shaving
14006 Riverside Dr
Sherman Oaks, CA
(818) 788-2663

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. Here, you’ll relax in an old fashioned barber’s chair and receive a closer shave than you could possibly give yourself. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and pleased that you not only look good, but did it in a place that made you feel cool.



The Shave
230 S Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 858-8281

If you’re interested in being pampered, The Shave In Beverly Hills is the place to visit. Nestled between the shops and restaurants of South Beverly Drive, The Shave provides a classic barbershop experience complete with a male-centric atmosphere. Utilizing a traditional shaving regimen with a modern approach to men’s skin care, the skin therapists at The Shave offer a variety of services for the modern man. Utilizing only the best quality products, visitors experience the age-old art form of wet shaving in authentic leather barber chairs along with a cold drink and hot towels to complete the shaving process. The Shave also carries only the finest in shaving tools, creams, gels, oils, and balms from product lines like Taylor Of Old Bond Street, Penhaligons Perfumer, Edwin Jagger Tools, Epicuren Skin Care, Lierac Skin Care, Twin Luxe Shaving Sets, Jack Black Grooming Products, Royall Fragrances, and more.

(credit: Blind Barber)

(credit: Blind Barber)

Blind Barber
10797 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 841-6679

Don’t let the name scare you away. The barbers know what they’re doing. In fact, they are some of the best in the city. With a menu that includes grooming services along with cocktails, it’s no wonder why The Blind Barber continues to be a haven for men looking to kick back and be groomed. There’s also a bar in the back, so when you’re done with your haircut and complimentary cocktail, you can schmooze with other patrons. Services at Blind Barber include cuts, trims and shaves.

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