Before the invention of scissors, hair could only be shortened via naturally occurring escalator snags and inevitable bonfire curiosity. Snip strands the newfangled way with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a men’s haircut, wash, and neck and shoulder massage at Barbie Barber Salon in Costa Mesa (up to a $24 value). After loosening up hair follicles with a complimentary beverage, the all-female staff of skilled hair-carers will lather up, trim, and primp the head’s unruly hedges. Feel free to kick back during your cut and bask as athletes on the salon’s flat-screen TVs battle to remove each other's helmets and determine the sleekest crewcut.
- I highly recommend Barbie Barber. The shop is clean, there's sports on the flat screen TV, and they offer a complementary [sic] beer while you wait. What's not to love? – Jeremy K., Yelp
- In short, Barbie Barber is a great new barber shop and place to be. The atmosphere is great and the woman working there is very friendly. – Google Mapper on 8/21/2010
Barbie Barber Salon
Barbie Barber Salon offers barbershop services to men and keeps the froufrou to a minimum. Though the Costa Mesa salon is staffed with expert, Pro Vidal Sassoon–trained stylists, its laidback atmosphere is more sports bar than beauty shop. Customers are greeted with complimentary drinks, and while they're getting haircuts and beard trims, a flat-screen TV displays brawny programming such as sports games, poker matches, and soap operas without the soap. Though the business is geared toward a male clientele, women looking for a relaxed, unpretentious salon experience are more than welcome to take advantage of the stylists' services.