Golden Scissors - Bishopsgate, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.903 W 000° 04.962
30U E 702411 N 5711138
Quick Description: Golden Scissors is a barber shop in Bishopsgate in the City of London. Looking at Google StreetView this was previously a Nail shop so would not appear to have been here for long.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/9/2012 6:03:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMDFG3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

Mixed reviews for the staff at this location:
"My first experience here was in fact very good. Of the three barbers they have working there, it was the most elderly one (although only about 50) who served me. He asked what I wanted, I told him, and he skillfully delivered that request over the next 40 minutes through great care and precision. He also took the time to throw-in some extra attention - such as a quick nasal trim, and removing loose hair by way of fire - a nice touch. This man is passion about his work, and the results show.

So why the overall score of 2? Well, unfortunately the above professional barber has the misfortune of working alongside a young punk who is yet to usurp any of the personal and professional qualities of his aforementioned colleague.

I visited on Friday 29th August and found myself allocated to a young man wearing a white blue-striped shirt operating the second chair in from the window. Upon sitting down, the apathetic enquiry and emotionless expression on my "barber's" face immediately rang warning bells that this bloke really didn't give a **** about the job ahead. Foolishly, I gave him the benefit of the doubt, and provided him with the exact same instruction that I supplied to his colleague a month before. Over the next 15 minutes he proceeded to hack away without any sign of diligence, and even spent much of that time staring out the window and at the little girl being carried around the room by her mother, while his automatic motions found themselves stuck on repeat. After ten minutes he asked if that was alright - I said no, and asked him to even-up the lopsided sides. Five more mindless minutes of haphazard snipping, and he was done. He then tried to talk his way out of the standard after-services offered on my previous visit. In the end I got a second wash/rinse, but that was the end of it - nothing else offered except for a trip to the door. This guy has no skill or passion for his work, and if I was his manager, he'd be out of the door. A real shame.

Source allinlondon website.

Location of this 'Barber Pole": Outside of Barber Shop

Type of Barber Pole: Stationary glass pole with light

Other -: Not listed

Days & Hours of operation: Not listed

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