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Old 09-17-2009, 03:29 PM
 
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Does anyone know where I can find an old fashioned barber shop? I'm looking for one that uses a straight razor on the neck with hot shaving cream. I live in Gainesville so I need it to be fairly close to there.

Please respond if you know of such a place. I was spoiled in California.
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Old 09-17-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Probably no "older" style barber around then People's Barbershop in Old Town Manassas. It's on Center Street. I quit going there years ago so can't really tell you about the barbers currently working there. Generally barbers have to do a good job or they don't last long. The former owner was drinking a little too heavy and was having problems so I quit going there. I believe it's been under new management so no idea anymore. But I do know they are still the old fashion type barber and I believe the only ones around Manassas.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Woodbridge, VA
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Woodbridge would be a haul for you, but we go to the American Barber Shop

The American Barber Shop, Woodbridge VA 22192 -- MerchantCircle.com

They do the straight razor, hot shaving cream thing. I go for the high and tight. Todd is the best one there, he works most of the week, I know on Fridays and Saturdays. Usually have to wait 5 to 10 minutes, but they do have a nostalgic pop corn popper there to pass the time

14 dollars for a men's haircut including the neck and sideburn shave.
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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If you decide not to use the one I mentioned on Center St in Manassas there is a Barbershop called The Barbershop in the shopping center at the intersection of Prince William Parkway/Liberia/Wellington Rd. It faces Liberia Ave and is near the Staple's. I switched here from the one above due to problems there. The Barbershop has a great reputation and is very popular. I'd suggest using Frank, Ben or Jeremy. The others may be just as good but these are who I use. Oh yeah. Alicia has also cut my hair and she's good also. It's the the old fashioned style you're looking for but for me it works great.
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:53 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. I may give the one in old town manassas a try next time. Woodbridge is quite the haul though so I may not get to that one unless I have another reason to be down there. Thanks though. The last one may be an option as long as they do have the razor for the neck.
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Old 09-21-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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Moman1

Hopefully you haven't travelled to this shop. I was walking downtown in Old Town Manassas today and saw that People's Barber closed down. The sign showed they've moved to 234 across from PW Hospital. I have no idea what this place is like though.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:09 AM
 
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Does anyone know where I can find an old fashioned barber shop? I'm looking for one that uses a straight razor on the neck with hot shaving cream. I live in Gainesville so I need it to be fairly close to there.

Please respond if you know of such a place. I was spoiled in California.
The best old fashioned barber shop I know of is Rober's Barber Shop in Samantha's Corner. They shave around the ears with hot lather and it's old school. 2 Barber's and both of them have over 30 years experience. Check it out!
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:16 AM
 
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Not sure if it's near you but there's a good one on Picket St. near Duke (in the tiny shopping center next to the bowling alley). Operated by 4 ladies who do an excellent job.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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Continuing the Alexandria theme just above, there are two such places in Old Town: the Old Town Barber Shop (truth in advertising! ) and The Gentlemen's Quarters. I have not been to either although I've passed by the latter occasionally and have thought that I might treat myself to a professional shave before my next big vacation.

And yes, I know that I'm helping to revive an older thread but this is a "timeless" subject that can always benefit from updates.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:26 AM
 
Location: New-Dentist Colony
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Continuing the Alexandria theme just above, there are two such places in Old Town: the Old Town Barber Shop ....
Newt Gingrich used to get his hair cut there and may still. Not sure if that's a plus or a minus...
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