Storefront Report: Barbershop to take a cut of the Echo Park salon business

There are no shortages of places in Echo Park to get your hair trimmed or styled,  from no-nonsense $7  haircuts to $100 an-hour color corrections.  Into this world of salons comes the New California Barbershop, which is currently taking shape behind a bright red door in a former Sunset Boulevard gift shop near Mohawk Street.   There will be haircuts for women and kids but the use of the word “barbershop” instead of salon might suggest that this place will be geared to men, with a standard $35 haircut finished with “a hot a hot towel when it’s done, and finishin’ up with the straight razor.”  The Eastsider is seeking more information about the barbershop. The windows was still papered over on Tuesday but a notice on barbershop website said it plans to open on Valentine’s Day.


  1. This is great news! While $35 is a bit steep for me, it’s definitely better than most of the salons around here.

  2. Not Another Neighbor

    $35? I’ll stick with Sweeney Todds.

  3. 35 bucks shit, I remember the old man’s shop accross the street from Patra’s, he would show you an ear if you moved to much and said “if you move I will cut your ear off too” and he only charged 5 bucks…..

  4. who wrote this article,35 bucks, most barbers in the hood charge 12 to 15 bucks we are in echo park not park place geez.

    • I’m with Rueben. $35 gives me sticker shock. I’m still bummed long-time Silver Lake fixture Tony’s Barbershop at Glendale and Fletcher has moved out of the area. In its wake, Figurin Barbershop on Sunset at Parkman makes the cut. Either place runs me $20, including tip.

      • Tony’s not that far away —

        His new place is on figueroa and like,28th I think, across from Footises in Highland Park. It’s worth it to make the “trek” across the river.

  5. There is a legal difference between a barber and cosmetologist…so technically a barber is licensed by the State of California to be be a barber (having graduated from an accredited barber college); a cosmetologist requires additional education (either someone who has graduated from an accredited cosmetology college OR graduated from a barber college and completed an approved crossover course).
    In this case, I think it’s not just the name “Barber Shop” but also that the proprietor is trained as a barber.
    Ca Codes (bpc:7316-7320.5)

  6. If you charge over $15 for a haircut you’re a salon. Plain and simple.

  7. I get a quality men’s cuts in Koreatown for seven bucks by skilled korean hair clipper slingers. The new “eastside”. Pass.

  8. Srsly another hair salon/barber shop in echo park? There’s like 12 already down sunset. Stop with the hair salons already!

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