Video by Mallory Newman and Abraham Rodriguez.

Two different barbers from two different shops discuss their careers, the lifestyle and what it takes to make a living in the city. Javier Rodriguez has been working at Willy’s Barbershop since the late 90s but was a barber in Mexico. James Lizotte has been working as a barber for over 40 years and is now the Chief Operations Officer at Peoples Barber and Shop.

But to both of them, a haircut in San Francisco is the same as a haircut in Hawaii. They’re the same everywhere.

Head to Head from Mission Local on Vimeo.

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  1. Willy’s charges $20 for a haircut, plus I always add a generous tip. Price used to be $12. You can find a less expensive haircut, but I like Javier, who lives down the street from me.

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    1. I’ve been trying to get into contact with don javier. Do you know if he still works? He was the only person i let cut my hair but then the pandemic hit. Pls let me know if hes stil around

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  2. Javier is the man. He cuts my hair every month for the last few years. I have been a customer of Willy’s for over a decade.

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