Best Of 2001

Best Haircut for Men Not Afraid of a Razor: Mike's Barber Shop

When the eponymous barber takes up the scissors and clippers, he's an artist with a blank canvas. At least that's the impression you get sitting in the chair, listening to the machine-gun-fast metallic click of the blades, interspersed with the occasional question on stylistic choice (always phrased in the royal "we": "Do we like sideburns?"; "Do we like it shorter on the sides?"). And to top it all off, he tidies up the hairline's coastal regions with a shining straight razor that leaves behind neither hair nor burn.