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 $10, you get a men's haircut at The Shop, located in downtown Wilmington (a $20 value).
This old-school barbershop sports walls painted with realistic bricks and plaster cracks, plush couches in the waiting area, and quality cuts to keep sprouting scalps and whiskered faces in check. The Shop's owner, Georgie McCusker, offers a beer to every customer coming through his doors and focuses on keeping the atmosphere casual and relaxed. Flat-screen TVs are within eyeball reach of all chairs, allowing clients to contemplate the merits of Bad Boys II while their mops are lopped into proper shape. Open early, The Shop maintains an immaculately clean interior and all the polish of a corporate barbershop while providing the friendly charm of a local elderly fellow leaning against a striped pole while murmuring gently about sassafras.
222 Delaware Ave.
WIlmington, Delaware 19801Get Directions