Finding yourself with a straight-edge blade grazing your jugular usually means you’re at the wrong end of a mafia double cross. For a razor sharp experience that wasn’t foreshadowed by Michael Corleone kissing you on the mouth (you broke my heart, Fredo), check out Farzad’s Barbershop.
Owner Farzad Salehi shears locks and deforests faces in his old world style man-den of a barbershop, where his passion for motorcycles (apparent by the regular appearance of Ducatis and BMWs that lean against the back wall) makes for a bad-ass backdrop to the classically sleek look of a checker patterned floor, leather club chairs and wall-mounted flatscreen TV for mid-cut sports viewin.
With 26 years of barbering experience, Farzad wants clients visiting his Yaletown shop to feel like they’re meeting an old friend; and at $30 dollars for a haircut, including a shampoo and a straight razor neck shave, he’s a much less expensive friend than that $60 a chop Japanese stylist that keeps trying to get you to agree to blue highlights.
For the same price as a cut, treat yourself to the Deluxe Hot Shave experience, which includes a straight razor shave with hot and cold towel treatments, leaving your face as smooth as a Swedish twin. And speaking of Canucks, Farzad counts a few among his client list. But don’t worry, he’s not responsible for Lu’s hair.