Watergate Barber

★★★☆☆
  • 2536 Virginia Ave NW

    Washington, DC 20037

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  • 202-333-0145

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They are expensive and poorly trained. Only white people go here. I heard of someone of minority descent being treated differently. Blacks, latinos, etc don't seem to be welcome.

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★☆☆☆☆

They are expensive and poorly trained. Only white people go here. I heard of someone of minority descent being treated differently. Blacks, latinos, etc don't seem to be welcome.

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A few posts earlier Zinergy referred to store as racists. I am not saying that they are racists and I'm not saying they aren't, but if you were a walk-in then they are going to take the people that have appointments first.

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★★★★★

A few posts earlier Zinergy referred to store as racists. I am not saying that they are racists and I'm not saying they aren't, but if you were a walk-in then they are going to take the people that have appointments first.

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This place has consistently given me great hair cuts. Unlike other shops, everyone that works there are true professionals. They know how to use scissors to cut hair, and have a great attention to detail, such as the shape of the sideburns.

Also, I don't really know what the racist reviewer is talking about. I'm not white and have consistently received excellent service.

Since many of the clients are business or political men, they generally call for an appointment-in which case you would have to wait .

Overall, a great, no bull*hit place that leaves you feeling sharp.

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★★★★★

This place has consistently given me great hair cuts. Unlike other shops, everyone that works there are true professionals. They know how to use scissors to cut hair, and have a great attention to detail, such as the shape of the sideburns.

Also, I don't really know what the racist reviewer is talking about. I'm not white and have consistently received excellent service.

Since many of the clients are business or political men, they generally call for an appointment-in which case you would have to wait .

Overall, a great, no bull*hit place that leaves you feeling sharp.

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I had passed by the barbershop but hadn't gone in before today. I sat waiting for over 30 minutes with a bunch of other people. As I waited I noticed that the barbers were signalling for other people to go before me even if they came in after me. This happened once and I figured it's o.k they probably didn't notice I came in before that guy. The second time I thought, well maybe the guy knows the barber, then the third time and I'm really wondering what's going on. I notice that none of the barbers are minorities, none of the other customers are minorities, I'm the only minority in the place! After being "put in my place" at the back of the line I decided that this place wasn't for men of color and decided to give the place a pass.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had passed by the barbershop but hadn't gone in before today. I sat waiting for over 30 minutes with a bunch of other people. As I waited I noticed that the barbers were signalling for other people to go before me even if they came in after me. This happened once and I figured it's o.k they probably didn't notice I came in before that guy. The second time I thought, well maybe the guy knows the barber, then the third time and I'm really wondering what's going on. I notice that none of the barbers are minorities, none of the other customers are minorities, I'm the only minority in the place! After being "put in my place" at the back of the line I decided that this place wasn't for men of color and decided to give the place a pass.

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I've been using the shop for 30 years. All the barbers are great, classic Euro-haircutters. Shop is owned by the two Sicilian barbers. Another, Jose, is Portuguese and gives as fine a haircut as you can get in this area. The fourth barber, a younger fellow, also cuts hair well and appeals to the GW students who get price break with an ID. The boys can be a real hoot bantering with one another in English or some other language of the day

Being in the Watergate, the regular clientele includes a string of area politicos, power lawyers, billionaires, ambassadors, members of the media and other celebrates. A couple months ago, one of the boys had the Secret Service schlep him to the White House to do the Pres when the regular stylist was off.

Bottom line, they do a good haircut. Even w/ the parking price, I wouldn??t go anywhere else. -Best

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★★★★★

I've been using the shop for 30 years. All the barbers are great, classic Euro-haircutters. Shop is owned by the two Sicilian barbers. Another, Jose, is Portuguese and gives as fine a haircut as you can get in this area. The fourth barber, a younger fellow, also cuts hair well and appeals to the GW students who get price break with an ID. The boys can be a real hoot bantering with one another in English or some other language of the day

Being in the Watergate, the regular clientele includes a string of area politicos, power lawyers, billionaires, ambassadors, members of the media and other celebrates. A couple months ago, one of the boys had the Secret Service schlep him to the White House to do the Pres when the regular stylist was off.

Bottom line, they do a good haircut. Even w/ the parking price, I wouldn??t go anywhere else. -Best

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I have been going here for five years, and even though our office moved out of the Watergate, I still make the trek over there. The barbers are first-rate. I agree with another reviewer that if you want a normal man's haircut (no "styling," whatever that is) these guys are excellent. Also fun to talk football with Phillip. $20, well worth the trip. They also do shaves--who does those anymore?

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★★★★★

I have been going here for five years, and even though our office moved out of the Watergate, I still make the trek over there. The barbers are first-rate. I agree with another reviewer that if you want a normal man's haircut (no "styling," whatever that is) these guys are excellent. Also fun to talk football with Phillip. $20, well worth the trip. They also do shaves--who does those anymore?

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These gentleman are a fantastic barber shop. Shaves, good men's haircuts and friendly service. Price on a standard haircut is very reasonable.

Perhaps the other reviewers are expecting salon-like fluff from what is just a superb classic barber shop? Perfect for the man who just needs his hair cut, and doesn't need frosting, coloring or accessories.

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★★★★★

These gentleman are a fantastic barber shop. Shaves, good men's haircuts and friendly service. Price on a standard haircut is very reasonable.

Perhaps the other reviewers are expecting salon-like fluff from what is just a superb classic barber shop? Perfect for the man who just needs his hair cut, and doesn't need frosting, coloring or accessories.

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My family would not recommend the Watergate Barber Shop. It is in a great location, but they don't seem to be able to get the haircuts right. My son has always worn a 'shaved' flat top, they got the flat top (using a #1 guard on the top) right, but just couldn't shave the rest of his head (using no guard).

PROS: location
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★★☆☆☆

My family would not recommend the Watergate Barber Shop. It is in a great location, but they don't seem to be able to get the haircuts right. My son has always worn a 'shaved' flat top, they got the flat top (using a #1 guard on the top) right, but just couldn't shave the rest of his head (using no guard).

PROS: location
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I dont have hard hair to style, I usually get a short fade, and this place isn't horrible, but I find that for the price you can get a much better cut at many other local barber shops or hair salons, such as Puglisi, etc. Not impressed with the quality here.

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★★☆☆☆

I dont have hard hair to style, I usually get a short fade, and this place isn't horrible, but I find that for the price you can get a much better cut at many other local barber shops or hair salons, such as Puglisi, etc. Not impressed with the quality here.

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