COMMENT OF THE DAY: HOW DOES ALCOHOL COMPLICATE THE BARBERSHOP EXPERIENCE? “Do I want to drink a beer while getting my hair cut? Will it get hair in it? Is it comfortable to drink a beer while holding your head in hair-cutting position? Will I have time to finish it? I have a lot of questions about this concept.” [TacoTruck, commenting on Getting Ready for an Alcoholic Barbershop Experience Where the Parking Lot is Going Pink on E. 20th St.] Illustration: Lulu
TacoTruck over-thinking a non-issue.
V’s Barbershop on W. Gray and Shepherd does the same. I recommend the beer and cut; wish Joe Lee’s offered a beer while you wait.
It is very simple. Shot gun a beer before you climb into the barber’s chair. After the cut, shot gun another beer after the barber is done brushing you off. Problem solved.
This is nothing new. Obviously none of you ever accompanied your mother to a hair appointment in the 80s, when the wine flowed like water, and hair dressers handed out happy pills.