For the last 19 years I have gotten my haircut by Julie at Dom's Barber Shop in Hallowell, Maine. My oldest son Canaan, 15, and youngest son Wesley, 6, have only had their haircut there by Julie. She has changed her working hours to Monday - Friday 830 am - 3 pm and my work hours being the same days and 7 am to 3 or 4 pm I simply can't go. Not to mention the boys get out of school at 2 and 3 pm.
When I was a kid my Dad always took me to the same place for years and then as I got older I went to a few different places until I found Julie at Dom's. She does an awesome job, she has always been great to me and the boys and I hate the fact that I have to find someone new.
So I did a google search for barber shops in the area and there are several but not many reviews or websites with information on them. Penny's Barber Shop in Augusta with specializes in men's haircuts touts themselves as an old school Barber shop. They have four barbers and take appointments only, I'm not sure if that's because of covid or their normal routine.
I made an appointment for today, May 4th, and it was with Penny. The place was very nice, very clean and everyone was very friendly. I told her what I normally get and she said no problem and got to cutting. I think it looks real nice, my wife does as well. After she was done she used hot lather on my neck, above my ears, in my hard part and near my hairline and cleaned everything up with a straight razor. After she took a hot towel to my head with a quick scalp massage with the towel, I liked this because it helped clean up a lot of the little hairs that would otherwise be all over your head.
Dom's has never done the hot lather on me, but I remember it seeing it when my Dad was getting his haircut when I was a kid.
It cost $18 for a haircut, other services were extra, like a beard trim was $6 I believe. They also do shaves, a beard trim with shave and more.
I'm definitely not crossing Penney's off the list but in a few weeks I'll get my haircut at another place and keep going until I find who I'm looking for.
Until Next Time!