Word of advice: If you want to avoid a hack job barber, word of mouth is always gold; and once you find that golden barber, please tip them well for a consistently good cut and service - they're hardworking folks that need your support as well.
Now, we know that a lot of people are struggling in this economy, and some days (or months) are better than others, so if you've been going to a regular barber for awhile and only entrust your hair with them, let them know that maybe for the time being you won't be able to tip them as good as you used to because you're struggling financially and that it has nothing to do with their service. Remember, not everyone out there is a cold-hearted a**hole. But if the barber gives you a hard time about tipping a few bucks less while you try to get your feet on the ground again, then that's your que to move on.
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