Published September 19, 2012
Party in the Back
A Barbershop in a Clothing Store
The owner of General Quarters, Blair Lucio, has some good stuff.
Shirts—he’s got shirts. Jeans—has jeans, too.
And he’s got truly fantastic hair.
Which is more important than you might think, because he just brought his barber right into the
Introducing Continental Barber at General Quarters
, your new spot for a scotch and a haircut at the
back of a quality La Brea men’s store, now open.
So yeah, come on in. Try on some Gant. Buy an art book about WWII. Everything here seems familiar so far.
But at the back is an old-timey new facade
. Some windows and a glass-paneled door labeled “Barber
Shop.” One of those little dangling signs spun around to say “Open.”
And inside is a single Belmont chair, a sink, some subway tile and a mirror—and a friendly woman with
tattoos and scissors. Her name is Chrissy, and she came over from Baxter Finley. Go ahead, have a scotch
while you wait. She’ll be right with you.
One technicality: she doesn’t do hot shaves. You’re just here for a haircut or beard trim, that kind of
thing. So technically, she hasn’t gone full-on barber.
Don’t tell the barber police.
Continental Barber at General Quarters
153 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036