So I was reading the NYDN this week and I saw a post about Ryan Leslie and this “illegal business” BARBERSHOP he used to run back in college. The catch was he ran the shop which he dubbed “Shady Eights” out of his Harvard dorm room; “Shady because I wasn’t supposed to, and Eights because it was $8 [per cut].”
When I read this my first thought was…so what? Dudes gotta get that fresh line-up, fade, caesar, fro-hawk (not for me though), etc…and at $8 a cut that’s a good deal! My next thought was, has anyone ever actually gotten in trouble for cutting hair out of their dorm and charging $8? And if they did what punk snitched on the barbershop?!
All I know is that I’d be first in line protesting some changes to policy if all campus dorm barbers got shut down…because as good as the dudes at Cav Barbers on Cherry Ave. can clean-up a nappy-fied mess on my head it does cost $15, and as a college student that’s money I can’t put down every two weeks. At least not when textbooks are $500, gas for my car is $35, dues for organizations are $5-10…man something’s got to give so UVA please let my student barbers be!
P.S. If you’ve got the money a trip to Cav Barbers on Cherry Ave. in Charlottesville is definitely worth it!