Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Hartford Business: MC's Barbershop
The solution; MC's Barbershop on Franklin Ave.
MC's is a small one-man shop located all the way down Franklin Ave, almost in Wethersfield. Haircuts for men are only $13, take about 15 minutes and are always quality. MC seems to be getting more and more popular as there is often a wait of two or three people. If there is a wait MC (we actually have no idea if that is his name) will let you sign up on a wait list and come back.
If you decide to wait, there is an ample and diverse magazine supply and a flat screen tv that usually is showing soccer or the History Channel. While hanging out in MC's, you will really be able to see the Bosnian influx into the South End. MC himself is from Montenegro and many of his customers speak Bosnian.
There is one drawback to getting a haircut at MC's. Towards the end of the haircut, he spreads warm shaving cream from some sort of a machine and cleans up the ears and neck area with a straight razor. Now we don't care who, what, why or how, we are not comfortable with anyone having a straight razor to our head area while we lie prone in a chair. We have tried various strategies to avoid this; clean shaven, full beard, nothing seems to work. Every time MC uses the razor. At the very least we get our haircut and fill of excitement at the same stop.
Sorry to our many, many female readers, but MC appears to be a men's barbershop only and we have zero knowledge of female hair stylists in the area. Feel free to share any knowledge in the comments.