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The Five Key

Where to Get a Little
(or a Lot) Off the Top.

LA: home to barbershops, sure. But also: barbershops hidden in speakeasies, and speakeasy barbershops hidden in otherwise unassuming menswear shops. And, you know, regular barbershops, too.

Herewith, the best of the best—because your hair deserves it.

Continental Barber at General Quarters

Your spot for a Scotch and a haircut at the back of a quality La Brea men’s store. Grab a shirt on your way out.

a: 153 S La Brea Ave; Los Angeles, CA t: 323-937-5391 w:

Blind Barber

A barbershop with a hidden speakeasy. It’s Narnia for the whiskey crowd.

a: 10797 Washington Blvd; Culver City, CA t: 310-841-6679 w:

Baxter Finley Barber & Shop

A four-seater helmed by a Freemans alum, doling out traditional cuts, straight-razor shaves and in-house products that you can’t find anywhere else.

a: 515 N La Cienega Blvd; Los Angeles, CA t: 310-657-4726 w:

Bolt Barbers

It may feel old (antique shuffleboard table and ’56 vinyl jukebox), but the hairstyles cultivated here are anything but. Shoeshines in a Grand Central shine chair.

a: 460 S Spring St; Los Angeles, CA t: 213-232-4715 w:

Shorty’s Barber Shop

Don’t be fooled by the candy-stripe barber pole. Inside, rock-and-roll hipsters clip and get clipped, all the while living the Shorty’s motto: “Save the drama for your mama.”

a: 755 N Fairfax Ave; Los Angeles, CA t: 323-297-0554 w: