Sunday, October 25, 2009

From Mexican to Sexican - LOL

For the last year, I've been meaning to check out this barber shop that my co-worker Walter goes to. It's called Hawleywood's Barber Shop and Shaving Parlor, and it's right here in the OC. I was in desperate need of a haircut, and since we had no major plans this weekend, I thought this will be the time I finally check it out.

New Haircut, Before & After (10/24/2009)
New Haircut, Before & After (10/24/2009)

Hawleywood's is a 1940s and 1950s era barbershop that specializes in straight razor shaves and high and tight old school haircuts. We're talking pompodours, duck tails, flat tops, crew cuts, etc.

The place was awesome. The room was long and narrow, with a line of maybe eight or 10 old-time Naugahyde barber chairs — complete with ash trays in the arms. The walls were covered with vintage motorcycle pics and stuff like that.

New Haircut, Before & After (10/24/2009)
New Haircut, Before & After (10/24/2009)

Unlike most typical old school barbershops, all the barbers there were under 40. Although most were pretty heavily tatted, they were all dressed to the nines, complete with perfectly-creased trousers, leather shoes and vests.

New Haircut, Before & After (10/24/2009)
New Haircut, Before & After (10/24/2009)

No women are allowed in the shop, a fact clearly stated by the array of male-focused magazines to choose from, including a few tittie magazine titles. When you sit down, an attendant will bring you a beer if you so choose — Pabst Blue Ribbon in the can. It's definitely a man's place (accentuated by the fact that they will kick you out if you wear a fanny pack, tennis socks or Oakley sunglasses).

New Haircut, Before & After (10/24/2009)
New Haircut, Before & After (10/24/2009)

Cesar was my barber. I didn't have enough length on the top to pull some of the haircuts off, so I settled for what they call the "Business Man" ... a little long on top with a part. Cesar did a great job I thought. What do you think?

4 comments:

beastandbean said...

Dude!! I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about this joint when you first told me about it...but, wow, that is one freaking styling-ass haircut! You haven't looked that hip since...well, never! :)

Seriously though, rocking cut! Oh, and thanks for the heads-up on the fanny pack ban at Hawleywood's...I'll totally leave mine at home when I go!

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I found this blog through a random link and I don't know you at all, but your haircut is great and looks very sharp on you.

Based on your before-and-after photos, I'd definitely recommend this place to my Rockabilly guy friends.

Just wanted to let you know...

M.
Live fast, die young, and leave a good-lookin' corpse.

laura said...

Love the cut - it actually makes your face slimmer!!

~Laura

Anonymous said...

I like it, but how much slick shit do you have to slather on?
Laura G.