For several years, I scheduled haircuts at a local salon. The girl did a great job and was thoroughly entertaining, but often my schedule didn’t match hers. I had to make appointments in advance and sometimes I just didn’t know when I could break away for a haircut. I tried a franchise-type salon for men but wasn’t impressed. Different stylists produced different results, and some weren’t very good.
One day I was in desperate need of a haircut, maybe 2 weeks overdue. I happen to drive by Chung’s Barbershop in Albemarle Square almost daily. I noticed they were open, didn’t have that many waiting and I decided to risk it. I figured if I got butchered, my hair would grow out in time. I knew all the barbers were Asian and was a little worried about the communications part. I managed to get in the first chair, the owner’s chair, and he was sensational.
These folks spend lots and lots of time getting your hair in perfect order. They snip, comb and snip some more. They only use electric shears on the neck, so they are really more stylists that barbers. They also use hot towels at no charge and frequently put you under a warm faucet if your hair needs wetting.
They charge only $12 for a standard haircut, so I usually give add a $5 tip and still come out better than when I went to the salon. Chung’s Barber Shop opens at 7:30 in the morning if you have a busy day ahead and need a quick cut before work. They have about 8 regular barbers so the wait is seldom very long.
If you want a really good haircut at a reasonable price, try Chung’s Barbershop where “all cuts are welcome” and no appointments are necessary. Shop hours are from 7:30 to 7 PM Mon-Fri; Saturday 7:30 to 6 PM; and Sundays from 9 to 5.