Before American inventor King Camp Gillette invented the disposable razor in 1901, men were accustomed to going to a barbershop for a straight razor shave or using a single blade razor at home. Nowadays, most men wouldn’t even think about going to the barbershop for just a shave. The straight razor shave has become the men’s equivalent to a women getting pampered with a manicure or facial. So sit back, relax and trust the professional shaving skills of one of these local barber shops.
El Cortez Barber Shop
El Cortez Casino
600 Fremont St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
If you are in need of a shave and going to be in the downtown area, take a trip back in time to the nostalgic El Cortez Barber Shop. Nestled inside the El Cortez Hotel, this small shop is walk-in and cash only. Haircuts will run you $12 and a straight razor shave is only $15. You may have to wait awhile, but you can revel in the fact the El Cortez is one of few places you can park for free downtown.
Town & Country Barber Shop
4444 W. Craig Road, Suite 112
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
This barbershop is located in the far north valley and has five master barbers on site. If you’re looking for a flat top, fade or taper, this shop can handle it. You can come in for just a straight razor shave or a haircut that includes a neck shave and outline with hot lather and a straight razor. Town & Country is also in close proximity to Nellis Air Force base and specializes in Military cuts. All Active Duty Military personnel and family members get a $4 discount.
Figaro’s Barber Shop
8370 W. Cheyenne Ave., Suite 107
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Figaro’s combines the old fashioned barbershop with modern conveniences. The haircuts may be walk-in only, but Figaro’s has plenty to keep you entertained while you wait. Busy yourself with magazines, four flat-screen televisions or the free WiFi. Haircuts start at $17 and come with a hot towel treatment and straight razor clean-up. For $30, you can get the full on straight-razor shave. Figaro’s also offers shoe shines and kids are welcome.
Ashton’s Classic Barbers
8090 S. Durango Drive, Suite 109
Las Vegas, NV 89113
Ashton’s Classic Barbers is home to the “Damn Good Haircut,” including the cut, hot towel treatment, shoulder massage and straight razor neck clean-up for just $17. For $25, get the Deluxe Hot Lather Shave and relaxing facial massage, all done expertly with a straight razor. Ashton’s also offers a men’s facial and a “color away your gray” treatment for $25. Seniors cuts are just $15 and appointments or walk-ins are available.
Crowd Pleezers Barber Shop
4954 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Crowd Pleezers is the valley’s best multi-cultural barber shop. Beside the classic straight razor shave, Crowd Pleezers can give you a fade, razor cut, taper, mohawk, designs and even a basic business cut. Crowd Pleezers is conveniently located in the center of Las Vegas near Charleston and Decatur. Ages 10 and up please.
Christa Emmer is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in broadcast journalism. She has experience as a news writer, editor and producer in television news. Christa has been a Las Vegas resident for more than 20 years. Follow her on twitter @ChristaEmmer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.