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#1 snaptee

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

I'm looking for a barber downtown - any recommendations? State the shop name and location, barber's name and price for a regular cut if you can.

#2 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

I'm looking for a barber downtown - any recommendations? State the shop name and location, barber's name and price for a regular cut if you can.


I always forget his name, but in the 600-blk Johnson there is a guy, he's either $15 or $17. I went to him for a few years, only left as I made a deal with a client.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

Not quite downtown but Burt's Barbershop in James Bay is great. I think he just raised his regular price to $19.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:23 PM

When I used to get haircuts I always went to the one on Skinner/Craigflower in Vicwest acorss from Chicken on the Run.
Owner operated 2 chairs and nice guys. $17 or $18
Free parking all over the place too.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:53 PM

I go the same place as HB. Great conversation while you are getting your ears lowered.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

I go the same place as HB. Great conversation while you are getting your ears lowered.



I am glad someone else knows of this place. as far as I am concerned it is one of the best barber shops ive ever been too. Never have to wait too long and as mentioned good conversation and a table full of magazines.

#7 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:01 PM

I'm in the process of splicing my Rooba with my Flowbee, and hoping that it'll cut my hair while I sleep.

I mean, what could go wrong?
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#8 Bingo

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:14 PM

I used to go to Shaky Bill's, and in those days they still shaved behind the ears.

#9 HB

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:32 PM

These guys will do a neck shave with straight razor and its included in the haircut

#10 Sparky

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:37 PM

I am glad someone else knows of this place. as far as I am concerned it is one of the best barber shops ive ever been too. Never have to wait too long and as mentioned good conversation and a table full of magazines.


If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to wait for a half hour, the atmosphere is delightful. The chairs came from the legion in Ladysmith, the magazines are what you would expect in a barber shop. The barber that I like....turned me on to music from Buddha bar.....go ahead Google it and find out what you have been missing.

There is nothing like some good tunes when someone is frolicking with your follicles.



#11 Matt R.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:00 AM

Cliff is okay, but he used to work for the best barber in town, James who owns the Western Gentleman near Tillicum. In the strip mall with Mr. Tubbs, Marble Arch, etc. James is the man - you can tell him I sent you, but it won't help!

I think it's $14 for a cut, I always leave $20 anyways. He's a busy man, worth the wait, bare bones shop but the cuts are great.

Cash only!!

It's a tough call, spend the afternoon in vic west (spiral cafe, Fry's) or Saanich (mr tubbs, marble arch and pretty soon the Hampton Field concession!).

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#12 Matt R.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:01 AM

What ever happened to Glenn on Oak Bay Ave?

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#13 Bingo

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:47 AM

What ever happened to Glenn on Oak Bay Ave?

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He's in the Estevan Village.

#14 Bingo

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 05:52 AM

I like Tom at Shelbourne Barbers, 1632 Cedar Hill X Road.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 06:29 AM

I swung by Cliff's Classic Barber Shop yesterday for a tune up. We had a ton of laughs. Rolf, the guy on the right will connect you with music from around the world that you didn't know existed.







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Posted 18 March 2013 - 06:55 PM

Burt's Barbershop in James Bay is great. I think he just raised his regular price to $19.

Effectively reducing his tip (in many cases, depending on pocket change) to $1 from $3. So he's probably paying more tax now :)

Always enjoy Burt. Been going to that location since about 1992.

#17 Bingo

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:41 AM

Effectively reducing his tip (in many cases, depending on pocket change) to $1 from $3. So he's probably paying more tax now :).


Since most barbers deal in cash, there are no records of how many cuts a day they are doing, so that $20 can often go right into the pocket.

#18 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:39 AM

I always forget his name, but in the 600-blk Johnson there is a guy, he's either $15 or $17. I went to him for a few years, only left as I made a deal with a client.


Greg! That's his name. Or at least the name he used when he called into CFAX this morning. :redface:
<p><span style="font-size:12px;"><em><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;">"I don’t need a middle person in my pizza slice transaction" <strong>- zoomer, April 17, 2018</strong></span></em></span>

#19 todd

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 04:04 PM

Oak Bay's finest establishment:

 

Jennifer Blyth --- Oak Bay News --- May 19, 2016 1:00pm

 
Happy days at Oak Bay Barber
 
A lot of jokes get exchanged at Happy Coxford’s Oak Bay Barber Shoppe.
 
It’s part of what keeps his customers coming back and Happy, well, happy.
 
“It’s my sense of humour, no doubt about it,” laughs Coxford, who celebrates 25 years in business this week.
 
..................
 
 

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#20 Keegan

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:24 AM

I see this thread is a little old, but I have never had a bad cut at Brothers on Fort St. $13

 

 

VHF isn't that where you go?



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