Is It Any Good?

First class men’s haircuts throughout Southern California.

Men’s haircuts are one of the areas in life where you get exactly what you pay for. Now, if you are stuck in town, and need a place to go, there are an abundance of $15 dollar haircut places all over town. But if you want the first class treatment, if you want to make an appointment at a place specifically designed for dudes, then I recommend 18/8.

18/8 is apparently the chemical symbol for chrome. It’s design is modern, but the concept goes back to ye oldey days in London. You can make an appointment or jut walk in. You’re sat down, given a glass of wine, or a beer. There’s a nice flat screen to catch some sports of news, and then a few minutes later, you’re called away for your haircut.

You can expect to spend 25-30 minutes for your haircut, including hot towel and shampoo and wash, and can expect to spend just north of 40 bucks, plus tip. If you get some of the other treatment, scalp treatment, etc., then you may be in the chair just a little bit longer. But afterwards, you walk out of there with a first class haircut, and hopefully you can come back in 4-5 weeks and start the process all over again.


IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: Two things that I now take advantage of at 18/8. One, the fact that you can make appointments online at the 18/8 website. This is a great addition and makes like sooo much easier. Two, you can get a membership. For a nice discount in your haircut, if you order a bunch of them in advance, you can stroll in, get taken care of, and stroll out again, without using your card.

But don’t forget to tip.


PARKING: Tricky.  The location has moved from the relatively comfortable Paseo Colorado Mall, over to the Commons which has a Parking Garage, that is much smaller.  There should be a space for you in there, but you may have to go up and up and up to find one.

Make sure you nab a validation before you leave the store.


18/8 (Pasadena)
The Commons (On Lake)
140 S Lake Ave., Ste #104.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Tel: (626) 844-7188

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm