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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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.
What was the cost of the haircut at both of the establishments?
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.