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 $11, you get a men’s haircut at Civic Opera Barber Shop, located downtown on North Wacker Drive.
A classic barbershop boasting old-fashioned standards, Civic Opera offers cuts that flatter every head. Settle into a comfy chair and leave the expert trimming to the steady-handed snippists while obtaining a dapper hairdo that even granddads will salute. In addition to acquiring a nattily reshaped head-lawn, gentlemen with an eye for dazzle can rest easy knowing that each visit will be as no-nonsense as finals week in clown college. Centrally located inside the handsome 1929 Art Deco Civic Opera building, the barbershop welcomes walk-ins and appointments alike, although no more than three tenors can be accommodated at one time.
Fourteen Yelpers give Civic Opera Barber Salon an average of 4.5 stars:
Civic Opera Barber Shop
For nearly 40 years, the Civic Opera Barber Shop has offered straightforward men's grooming services inside the Civic Opera building, with all its gold-leafed art-deco finery. A red, white, and blue barber pole outside the salon beckons potential customers while representing the three colors of human hair. Within, plush burgundy thrones elevate heads to the ideal styling height, giving the veteran barber full sway over every strand as he shaves stubble with straight razors and hot lather, cuts hair into no-nonsense styles, and trims back beards to distinguish man from wolfman.