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Can I still go to a yeshivish barber though I'm no longer in yeshi


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#1 unforgettableid

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:50 PM

I'm 25 years old. I used to pay about $6 to get a haircut from a barber in the Chinatown district of my city (Toronto, Canada). But he didn't speak English well, and I don't know if he was cutting off the peyos or not.

I think I'm gonna switch to using Jewish barbers instead. I found a Jewish barber who operates out of his home who charges $10. But when I went to a baal teshuva yeshiva out of town, one of the students cut my hair for about half that price. I'm between full-time jobs, so I want to economize. Now that I'm not in yeshivah anymore, can I still somehow go to a yeshivishe barber? :) If so, how can I find one in my city?

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:51 PM

Be grateful you're not a woman and don't have to pay $50 to cut your hair or $35 just to straighten it.
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:56 PM

True :) IIRC the Chinatown hair salons advertise womens' haircuts for under $10, though I couldn't tell you if the quality of their womens' cuts is good or not.

#4 Bet Chesed

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 08:57 PM

Good question. Unfortunately I don't know. My right hand combined with my wahl is my barber
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:46 AM

I've never met a yeshivishe barber...
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#6 Dan

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 05:44 AM

Yeah, find your local yeshivish yeshiva, and ask them who the haircut guy is.. regular price is $5.00
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Posted 09 July 2010 - 07:07 AM

One can only imagine the options list.

1/2 inch
3/4 inch
1 inch

Payos:
Short square
Short pointy
Twist-behind the ear
Long-and-loose
The full curler treatment

That oughtta do it.

Yeah, find your local yeshivish yeshiva, and ask them who the haircut guy is.. regular price is $5.00

As opposed to a non-yeshivish yeshiva?

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#8 LoveToLaugh

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 10:39 PM

Chinese haircutting are the cheapest for sure. Don't know about guys, but for women, I found that they didn't know how to handle my hair. I found the Hispanic ladies were the best for that. When i discovered a Chinese hairplace that employed a great Latin woman, I knew I hit the jackpot. This was 4 years ago, but it was a grand sum of $10 to get my thick, frizzy hair washed, styled and blown :). Memories :)
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#9 unforgettableid

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 01:55 PM

Yeah, find your local yeshivish yeshiva, and ask them who the haircut guy is.. regular price is $5.00


I've never walked into a yeshiva looking for a barber before, so please bear with me as I ask some more questions. :)

1. Who do I ask: should I just ask a random student?

2. Must it be a postsecondary yeshiva, or is a high-school-age yeshiva also fine?

3. Must it be a yeshiva with a dorm, or is a day yeshiva fine?

#10 Snag

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 03:20 PM

One can only imagine the options list.

you'd actually be surprised at the variety of stylish haircuts yeshiva barbers can do - within yeshivish parameters, of course.
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#11 Dan

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Posted 11 July 2010 - 06:39 PM

As opposed to a non-yeshivish yeshiva?

Not sure if you're joking, but if not - yes, opposed to non-yeshivish yeshivas (at least they're not known for having barbers).

I've never walked into a yeshiva looking for a barber before, so please bear with me as I ask some more questions. :)1. Who do I ask: should I just ask a random student?2. Must it be a postsecondary yeshiva, or is a high-school-age yeshiva also fine?3. Must it be a yeshiva with a dorm, or is a day yeshiva fine?

1) Yup.
2) HS also fine.
3) Preferably. If bochurim go home daily, no need for in-house barber.
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