Whether male or female, if you’re ready for your next cut, style, shave or coloring, you should really consider checking out Floyd’s 99 Barbershop. Why? Because Floyd’s is one hip joint. Ok, I’ll elaborate. Music along the lines of The Clash, David Bowie or U2 can be heard overhead loud enough to enjoy, but not obtrusive in which to annoy. At the same time one can enjoy observing the rock gods plastered all over the walls from John Lennon to the Sex Pistols, occasionally getting lost in its nostalgic glory. In short, the ambience is relaxing, the staff is fashionable and professional, the cuts and styles are excellent and, whether you’re watching your pennies or not these days, the prices are very sensible.
With locations across the nation, you can find two Floyd’s Barbershops right here in Chicago – one in Lincoln Park (2572 North Clark Street) and another in Wicker Park (1409 N. Milwaukee). I happened to stop at the Lincoln Park location, which is managed by Pete Vercellin. With less than a two-minute wait, I was handed over to stylist (or “Rock Star” as their employees are referred to on their website), Jean Hyland, and moments later found myself receiving a relaxing massage shampoo with a hot towel resting atop my face. My hair, being in that awkward middle stage between short and long, I was undecided on what kind of cut I was looking for, so I abruptly decided to cut it all off. However, Jean gave it a once over and suggested to rather clean it up with a trim and such, and, after taking her advice, I was more than happy with the outcome. Directly following the cut and style, I was treated to an invigorating shoulder massage and found myself leaving refreshed, rockin’ and ready to go – all for just $21! Floyd’s 99 Barbershop is a throwback that offers the best in cutting edge fashion. In fact, their slogan “Old School, New Styles” couldn’t be said any better.
Floyd’s in Lincoln Park is also very accessible by public transportation with the blue, red and purple lines stopping on Fullerton just a few blocks away. For those who choose to drive, parking couldn’t be easier with a lot located at 645 Wrightwood for just $2. Next time you find yourself bored at the office or are feeling the urge to go online, make a stop at www.floydsbarbershop.com and take a gander at the two Chicago locations. The site is loaded with information including pricing, staff schedules and even employee bios.
Today, tomorrow or in the next month, do yourself a favor and make it a point to experience Floyd’s.
It’d be cooler if you did – Wooderson, Dazed and Confused