If you notice local men in Playa, you will see clean cut guys with fresh haircuts. Part of reason for this is the general availability of reasonably prices haircuts. This is welcome news to those coming from other places and used to paying $15-$25 USD for a trim. Here the price ranges from about 60 pesos and up with 100 pesos being a typical price. The experience is quite nice and usually you come out with a clean cut look. I like it especially when the barber puts lotion around the edges and takes out a fresh straight razor and cleans the lines of my haircut. I have only been nicked once in several years. I personally get a haircut more often because of the affordable cost and a fresh haircut always seems to beat the heat better too.
We would like to recommend certain barbers but they tend to move around to different shops or a shop closes and moves, so we will just tell you out top three cheap but good cuts.
Number one. 14th Bis st (that is like 14 1/2 St. since there is a 14th st) between 30th Avenue and 35th Avenue. It is in front of Mega grocery store. The shop is small and usually has one to three barbers working at once. It has air conditioning and lots of photos on the wall if you need to point to what you want if your Spanish is not up to task. Best of all, it is only 60 peso, just like the wall say out front! Most locals do not tip but they are certainly appreciated. usually 10-30 pesos is a good tip based on service. Like most barber shops it is best not to go from 5pm-7pm when most working folks get off work and head to get a haircut.
Number two is close by number one. It is on the corner of Avenue Constituyentes and 30th Avenue. It is located on the second floor above the pharmacy. It is larger and air conditioned as well. Out of the three you are more likely to find an English speaking barber. It is more expensive then number one but still a good deal.
Number three is on the south end of town located on 2nd St. between 10th Avenue and 15th Avenue. It is called the Executive Barber Shop. It is more old school with no air conditioning. If you like the charm of going back in time and getting your haircut in what seems like could be 1950’s southern United States, then you will like this shop. It is very affordable as well.
There are many other little shops around but these have something unique about them and are a good value for the service. So go enjoy a good cut and the experience of a haircut in Playa.