We often get asked questions, so here’s some answers.
We’re barbers with poor grammar, not proof readers.
Q: “What are your hours?”
A: Monday through Friday, we open at 10am and close at 8pm. Saturday, we open at 9pm and close at 3pm. We take our last customer 30 minutes prior to close. Sometimes we open the doors 15 minutes early to start getting ready. We are closed on Sundays because it’s the lord’s day of rest or something.
Q: “What does ‘we take our last customer 30 minutes prior to close’ mean?”
A: We are a small, 2 chair neighborhood barbershop. We are first come, first served with no appointments. We aim at seating our last customer 30 minutes prior to close. Sometimes we may stop taking people hours prior to closing time based on how many people are waiting. We have no control over who comes when, so get here early.
Q: “I came by your shop at 4pm and you had your ‘Closed” sign up! I thought you close at 7pm? What gives!?”
A: If we have the “Closed” sign up prior to our listed closing time, that means we’re backed up and full for the day. I literally just explained this in the previous question…. c’mon.
Q: “Do you accept credit cards?”
A: No. Next question.
Q: “I am a chick. Do you cut women’s hair?”
A: If you are getting a traditional men’s haircut, then yes. If you are looking for a salon for women, please check out Pete’s wife’s salon, Twisted Scissors. What is a traditional men’s haircut? If you’re asking, then you probably won’t like it here.
Q: “I want a shag style haircut. Do you cut that style?”
A: Probably not if you’re definition is the old shag look from the 70s/80s. For longer hair, your best bet is a salon, try Twisted Scissors.
Q: “Why don’t you guys answer your phone?”
A: …because we’re busy working and we’re a 2 chair neighborhood shop with no receptionist. We are a walk-in shop only, so calling won’t do anything. Wait times can change in seconds and it’s first come, first served. Sorry, bub.
Q: “Hey, can you do this haircut!?”
A: Please don’t email us asking if we can or can’t do a particular haircut. Everyone’s hair has a different texture, grows differently, lays differently, etc. The best advice we can give is to bring in 2-3 photos of someone with similar texture and we’ll try our best. You can get a general idea of what we do by taking a look at our Instagram.
Q: “I hear you guys only do one haircut at Pete’s Barber Shop?”
A: Well… there are only a handful of men’s haircuts with some variations per haircut. We can always recommend something for you. We’re not afraid to tell you when it’s time to move on from a lame ass haircut.
Q: “What is the wait?”
A: Generally, we can get through 3-4 people per hour with 2 chairs working. The more we become familiar with you and how your hair grows, the faster we can work. However, we NEVER rush anyone’s haircut. If you decide to go months without a haircut that’s called a makeover. If we’re doing makeovers, they typically take longer.
Q: “What is the wait like next Tuesday or Wednesday?”
A: How the hell are we supposed to know?
A: “What is a style change?”
Q: It’s a makeover, in other words. Those who wait months in between haircuts require more time than someone who maintains their hair monthly. Yes, we charge more for style changes. It’s more work for us.
Q: “Why don’t you take appointments? The ______________ barbershop does.”
A: Each customer is a unique snowflake. No one wants a rushed haircut. Again, we are a small neighborhood barbershop. We’re first come, first served. How many times do we have to explain this?
Q: “I came by your barbershop and there was a 2-3 hour wait!”
A: What can we say? People like us. We’re detail-oriented barbers and we don’t rush. Sometimes there is a wait – sometimes there’s not.
Q: “I came by your barbershop a few minutes before close and the sign in the window said you were full.”
A: Yeeeaaaahhhhh. Sorry about that. Come in a bit early next time, eh?
Q: “I came in and there was a wait, what can I do besides wait here!?”
A: We have magazines, an Xbox 360, Netflix and other stuff in the back waiting room. However, you are welcome to pre-pay to hold your spot if you’d like to leave and come back. Again, you MUST pre-pay to hold your spot.
THIS IS THE BEST PART WHERE PEOPLE WRITE US ABOUT OUR DUMB FAQ
Q: Sergio A. writes “Is it necessary to have my balls busted each time I visit?“
A: Sergio A. answers his own question “Yes, leave your sensitive feelings at the door.”
Q: Vince S. writes “FYI: there’s a ton of typos in there. do you even proofread, bro?”
A: We don’t have time to answer our phones because we are working and servicing the paying customer in our chair so I really doubt we have time to proof read our horrible grammar and errors.
Q: Jesse B. writes “Good stuff! But I didn’t find an answer to CAN YOU FADE MY ARMPITS?”
A: Anything is possible however nothing is possible at this shop. Sorry Jesse!
Q: John D. writes “So what you’re saying is, “you’re a busy small neighborhood shop.”
A: Yes. Yes, we are.