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.
May 10, 2018