Why It’s next to impossible to find a decent barbershop in US.

Intel uRock
Jun 1 64 Comments

Coming from India I see that here hair cuts are expensive and terrible. Even a $50 haircut is like $1 haircut back in India. Once you are in US you have to live with a bad haircut after that.

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  • Snapchat AlexHeath
    They probably realized you are a jerk. That’s why 🤷🏽‍♂️
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Have a good day my friend
      Jun 1
  • LinkedIn HATK64
    Don't worry. You'll quickly lose all that hair to stress and long hours and problem solved.

    Think of all the money you'll save :-)
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Haha true
      Jun 1
  • New / Eng sr. verlis
    You have to go to an Americana type place. Guys with tattoos, hot rods, etc. these guys love what they do, and always do a great job (if the place has good reviews). Typically $15.
    Jun 1 3
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      How do you find that place?
      Jun 1
    • New / Eng sr. verlis
      Where are you located? I’ll find one for you
      Jun 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      North San jose
      Jun 1
  • Facebook thorsten55
    Despite what the news says, wealth inequality is 100x lower in US than in poorer countries like India so there's no servant class for $1 haircuts, lunch deliveries, maid services etc.

    It's a good thing.
    Jun 2 5
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Talking about quality my friend.. quality..
      Jun 2
    • Facebook thorsten55
      Do you really believe hair stylists in California are worse than hair stylists in India. I've been to both places and I really don't think so
      Jun 2
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      You have been to India.. i have lived there for 23 years.. any day they are good and less expensive.. here it is expensive and terrible.. i am fine with paying more here as standards of living here is on much higher side but look at the quality. Go to any 30-40 bucks place here they just know 3-4 regular cuts
      Jun 2
    • Microsoft idknbd
      Yes, India is the land of fabulous haircuts
      Jun 2
    • Facebook thorsten55
      Yeah I don't think Indians in India have the most stylish haircuts. Is it possible that there's a specific style you like that they do in India that they don't do here
      Jun 2
  • Expedia / Eng anony🐭
    Couldn't agree more. Barbers here have no skill but are paid decently. They're incredibly skilled in India, but paid shit. I've heard the same about China as well
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      But i see lot of chinese cutting hair.. sorry but they are worse
      Jun 1
  • Capital One eeQk18
    The app “Cuts” was my savior. You can view reviews and see haircut pictures, which allows you to differentiate the good from the bad.
    Like you I struggled to find a good barber whenever I change cities
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      You mean there is an app for that?
      Jun 1
  • Google watchfb
    What is the haircut that you prefer? I never had any problems with haircuts here.
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Any new trending haircuts.. most of them usually don’t know what is trending.. all they ask is short or medium
      Jun 1
  • Apple SpacerMan
    I’m from here and agree that’s it’s difficult to find a good barber for a decent price. I’ve tried many and paid lots of money for a terrible haircut.
    Jun 1 0
  • Salesforce glang
    Because in America we can’t pay people $2/hr
    Jun 1 7
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Yeah, you pay that $20/hr and still they do crapy work
      Jun 1
    • Twilio UeCM65
      What quality of work would you do for $20/hr?
      Jun 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      My point if labor is expensive then there should be quality with it..
      Jun 2
    • Salesforce glang
      And I’m saying that the labor market here isn’t the same price as in India. Not an apples to apples comparison
      Jun 2
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Ok so what price here will give me great haircut?
      Jun 3
    • Salesforce glang
      The economics here for stylist skill aren’t efficient so it’s more about finding the barber that you like. Also it will be a matter of you being able to communicate what you want precisely.
      Jun 3
    • Salesforce glang
      How do you judge the quality of the haircut?
      Jun 3
  • Microsoft idknbd
    Finding a good barber is easy, just don't expect it to be cheap.
    Jun 1 5
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Read my post again
      Jun 1
    • Microsoft idknbd
      i did. Read my response.
      Jun 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      I am not looking for a cheap one. But a good one for that price. If you have read my post correctly what I am saying is a $50 haircut hai is a very average one. May be you not been to India so you have nothing to compare one or you found some really good ones in that case please mention
      Jun 1
    • Microsoft idknbd
      I have been to India many times. The haircuts aren't great. If you read my response, you would know I wasn't referring to a cheap one, either. what is with you?
      Jun 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Haircut aren’t great in India??? Sir, what are you saying
      Jun 2
  • Podium / Eng 🏴‍☠️💾
    I have a great barber, charges $25. Just make sure you find someone experienced, or who is apprenticing at a bigger shop. Ask your coworkers who have good haircuts. You don't want someone who opened up their own shop fresh out of barber school charging $40 a hair cut. We've got a couple around here and they're just the worst
    Jun 1 3
  • Salesforce Escobar
    Try Desi Cuts in Union City. Book an appointment with Mandeep. Thank me later.
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Ohh desi nai 😁.. definitely I am going to try him
      Jun 1
  • Amazon HHWN63
    I get a $8 haircut. You aren't looking hard enough for cheap places.
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Not looking for cheap place. You got my post wrong. Looking for good shops
      Jun 1
  • Oracle LLxG55
    I totally agree. Others around me spends average $100 for the job can be done in $20. I can't ever imagine myself to spend that much and risk if I may not have hair cut as I want. 😮
    I guess either people get more heads in India to be expert or they have this skill from their ancestors.
    It's same with body massage, and other spa.😯
    Jun 1 1
  • Nvidia vald
    I can do it for free baby!!
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Lol.. are you good?
      Jun 1
  • Apple / Eng kGUv48
    There’s a really good place in Sunnyvale that’s like $12. I think it’s called Alpha Barbershop
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Ohhk i ll check it out., thanks
      Jun 1
  • Apple py1
    @OP I like how you counter the trolls/rude comments with humor or grace. Kudos.
    Jun 1 0
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    I enjoy my local 18|8 shop. Been seeing the same stylist for a few years. Every month I get a cut and wax (ears, nose, brows). It’s not cheap though.
    Jun 1 0
  • Amazon new_ew
    Check Yelp for men's haircut. There should be some inexpensive places (less than $20) with good reviews.
    Jun 1 3
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Yes.. but what I am saying they all are not anywhere close to good barbers compared to what you find in other countries
      Jun 1
    • Amazon new_ew
      But you can't do a straight conversion from USD to INR when trying to compare. Think about it this way: $15 can buy you a decent meal or a haircut in the US. INR 100 can do the same.
      Jun 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      100??? Are you kidding me.. gone are those days bro.. only some poor quality streat food for that money
      Jun 1
  • Facebook bdfunbff
    Just download the great clips app.
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Then what??
      Jun 2
  • Twitch / Data select *
    You can go to any Asian barber shop in an Asian plaza and get a haircut for 7 dollars in cash.

    If you want a sharp haircut, try a black barbershop. Once you go black, you never go back
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Got my post wrong.. complaining for a good barbershop not a cheap one
      Jun 1
  • Apple / Eng xUEdsjT
    Just cut your own hair, it's easy
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Got my post wrong bro.. complaining for good barber not price
      Jun 1
  • Infosys UBlG52
    Milipitas definitely has a few good 10 buck joints
    Jun 1 1
    • Intel uRock
      OP
      Good one not cheap
      Jun 1
  • Cisco sonofsun
    Doans haircut and yen is your person. 12$ haircut 😁 for what is left to call it hairs. I am sure I'll end up calling it more hair and not hairs in couple of years
    Jun 1 0

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