Best Barber Shop
Nots Urban Barbershop
Location: 28 Washington St.
Owner: Neil “Not” Christophersen
Years in operation: 10
Details: Nots’ staff of four, including Neil, specialize in bald fades, straight-edge shaves, and line-ups, along with men’s regular cuts and kids’ cuts.
Why it’s the best: “We cater to our customers’ needs and give them exactly what they want, and not what the barber wants. We’re mostly appointment based, as a lot of professionals prefer to make appointments, especially online as we’re on Instagram, Facebook and a booking app called Booksy, which makes it very easy for our customers. But we do walk-ins as well. Also, we have a very welcoming environment and people leave here happy.”