Monday, June 14, 2010

John's Trastevere haircut

Now any of John's friends will know that he loves visiting local barbershops during his travels. He'd gotten quite shaggy during our stay in Rome so he looked up barbershops on Google and came up with this one in Trastevere.
We were headed for a second visit to the neighbourhood the next day, so shortly after crossing Ponte Sisto we found this classic, old-school shop at Via di Santa Dorotea 14.
The two elderly barbers were busy on a Saturday morning but were quick to cut their customers' hair to their desired specifications.
One of Bill's favourite features of the room was an antique child's chair. How many local gentlemen have had their first haircut sitting in that wonderful seat?
Soon it was John's turn to get a trim. Interesting that the barbers were so quick to get the haircut done. Our local barbers in Toronto seem to like to chat endlessly with their customers. These fellows were more likely to walk to the door to shout after locals or have them stand in the doorway for a chat.
In no time at all John's turn was over and he had me document the results against some nearby honeysuckle.
Happy with the results, we headed off on our tour of Trastevere.

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