Wacky Haircutters - St Anne's Court, Soho, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
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Quick Description: This barber pole outside a hairdresser's in St Anne's Court. St Anne's Court is a narrow alleyway that connects Wardour Street and Dean Street in central London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/10/2012 11:33:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMFF9C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 4

Long Description:

The Yelp website [visit link] carries a review by a happy customer that reads:


I had the itch to get my hair cut, and it was Saturday at 5pm.  I wasn't going have much luck getting in anywhere, much less anywhere good.

Or was I..........

I knew there were a bunch of salons around Soho so I just started wandering around the area, checking prices and closing times.  I like taking cute alleys, so as I venture down one, I happened upon the Wacky Haircutters.  It was small and could have been mistaken for an American hipster dive bar, had the salon chairs been a bar. My kinda place.  There was only one person getting their hair done and three people working, plus the music was good so I walked in.  I was immediately greeted with a warm welcome by Kevin.  They were closing in an hour, but he said he could go ahead and take me since I was just doing a simple haircut (more than a trim, but no fancy stuff).

After a mild wash (about as massagey as I get with myself in the shower, mind you), I got one of the best haircuts I've ever had, and hands down the best cut I've gotten in London. Best because:

a) Kevin communicated with me continuously throughout the haircut and was more than open to my suggestions and needs.
b) He was just the right amount of chatty -- not too much, not too little.
c) My thick, bulky hair was transformed into a workable, low-maintenance style.
d) Kevin didn't laugh at me when I said I wanted my hair cut like Rupert Grint (circa 2011 Harry Potter Premiere).
e) The price was right-- only £36.
f) I got a free beer.

You cannot complain when you get a free beer.  There was nothing to complain about anyway.  Kevin further explained to me that the place mostly caters to men, but they definitely take women.  This was my first sign of luck since I was going for a boy's haircut.  Then he said he used to work at a Chinese salon, meaning he was skilled with turning thick hair into textured, messy looks.  Exactly what I like. 

All in all, I got a great haircut at a good price, from a wonderful stylist, without all the fuss of trendy upscale salons.  Kevin and the Wacky Haircutters have restored my faith in London hair salons.  Thank you."

It was only when I saw the £36 price tag that I realised the reviewer was a woman!

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

Days & Hours of operation:
Closing time appears to be 2000hrs during the week and 1800hrs on Saturday.

Type of Barber Pole: Stationary glass pole with light

Other -: Not listed

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