Several years ago, my dad was between hairdressers, a state which he described as an “emotional roller coaster”. At the time, I thought this a touch melodramatic, but I’ve grown to truly understand the importance of having someone that I can trust to give me a great haircut. It’s one of the very few “beauty”-related activities for which I regularly make time and pay. I know I don’t need to tell queer folks about the importance of a good queer haircut.
While away from the fantastic High Fidelity in Vancouver, we found a few other great places that give good cuts and charge based on hair length/cut complexity and not perceived gender. I recommend these places only from my own experience as a white, queer, temporarily-able-bodied, femme lady, with its myriad associated privileges:
- Barberette – London (and Prague, too!)
- Háptica – Madrid (with support from my Spanish-speaking partner)
- Stag Barber Shop – Edinburgh