Like Samson's, a man's physical strength is directly proportional to the length of his hair, which is why The Beatles spent most of the 1960s crushing classical marble busts with their bare hands. Trade some strength for a new look with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a haircut and straight-razor shave at Tradition Barbershop on West State Street (a $35 value).
Owner and barber Trevor Hill shears locks and shaves jaws with a sure hand at this classic barbershop. An old soul at heart, the young barber hearkens back to sepia-tinted times with his straight-razor shaves and Spartan atmosphere. A vintage red leather barber’s seat hoists customers in the center of the room, and a pair of battle-worn boxer’s gloves hangs from the mirror, adding grit and preparedness in the case of pugilistic chin follicles.
A veteran himself, Trevor honors the military with his logo’s image of a metallic eagle brandishing scissors and a razor, which it juggles on Tuesdays. Outside the shop, a candy-caned barber’s pole swirls beside a dropkicking Lady Liberty, who guards U.S. and POW flags—Trevor’s Veterans Day tradition.
3115 W State St
Boise, Idaho 83703Get Directions