My local barbershop is the legendary Astor Hair in Downtown Manhattan.
As I’ve mentioned before, in New York your barbershop feels like a boxing gym, your boxing gym feels like a nightclub and your nightclub feels like a barbershop.
Astor Hair looks and feels like a old school boxing gym, with the non-nonsense attitude to match.
Unless you’re a known face you don’t get to choose your barber.
You don’t get to choose from a rate card – every haircut is about $20, plus a tip.
You don’t get to choose any of the haircare products they may put in your hair.
One choice you can make, perhaps a little ironically, is how the back of your hair is styled.
There’s a choice of natural or rounded.