Washington, DC

by Prince Of Petworth February 4, 2021 at 4:05 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

Almost a year into the pandemic, we gave up on the at-home haircuts at about month two. However, as things slowly begin to return to normal-ish (fingers crossed), my husband and I are looking for places or people who can help us get back to looking like our former selves. Any recommendations from the community for salons or stylists? Preference would go to someone who could brave the outdoors and do the cut to reduce risk, but salons taking necessary precautions also welcome. I know the stylist community has also been hit pretty hard by the closures, so hoping to support. Thanks!”

by Prince Of Petworth July 17, 2020 at 1:15 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

A friend living in Durham, NC shared that local hair salons were offering express cuts in parking lots to enhance social distancing measures. I’m wondering if anyone has heard about this type of service being implemented in DC? I would love to get a haircut and support industry workers, but still hesitant about being inside in close proximity.”

by Prince Of Petworth March 27, 2020 at 3:30 pm 0

Ed. Note: Thanks to Maggie for passing on this list for how to help workers in the DMV Beauty Industry.

“Dear PoPville,

I’m wondering what other folks in the city are doing in terms of haircuts/trims etc now that barbers and hair salons are closed. Learning to cut their own hair? Curious to hear how it’s going for others.”

Ed. Note two: I imagine we’re all just gonna be a bit shaggy at the end of this.

by Prince Of Petworth July 26, 2017 at 1:15 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

“Dear PoPville,

I’m a Ward 1 homeowner with a 50+ foot tall cherry tree in my enclosed (alley-less) backyard. While I’m an admitted “tree-hugger,” this one has already cost me several thousand bucks to prune after a limb fell on a neighbor’s house after the 2012 derecho. I’d like to save the tree, but a professional arborist said it requires pruning every 5-6 years to prevent overgrowth which can act like a sail during high winds. At several thousand dollars per haircut, I’m afraid it’s an unaffordable proposition in the long term. Curious if other homeowners have the same problem and what recommendations exist from the hive.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm 12 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user ep_jhu

“In between” haircut touchup:

“Anyone know where I can go to get my neck hair cleaned and hairline trimmed in between regular haircuts. I went to Diego’s in DuPont and it still cost me the regular $20 plus tip. Maybe that’s what I should expect, I just don’t know. Since it’s such an inexpensive haircut there anyway, I shouldn’t complain. Just wonderin. Thanks!”

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by Prince Of Petworth February 28, 2008 at 2:30 pm 5 Comments

IMG_7073, originally uploaded by Prince of Petworth.

I love encountering shops that are in the middle of a residential block. I imagine that this sight was very common in the 1950s. But my question is: why are the shops in rowhomes on residential blocks always hair salons? I mean why not a hardware store every now and then? Have you guys seen any other shops on residential blocks besides hair salons?

by Prince Of Petworth March 18, 2021 at 10:45 am 0

“Haircut service happening in Columbia Heights.”

From an email: “The barbershop has been reinvented. Our mobile service, Groom Guy, provides onsite mobile cuts to DC-residents. I do all neighborhoods within the District. I used to work at a premier men’s salon in DC. The location closed back in October 2020 due to the pandemic, so I ventured out with my own business. There’s a new demand for private haircutting services following the pandemic. So, I mentally prepare, load up my backpack, map out my schedule and hit the road of DC supplying residents with new “therapy” aka haircuts.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 16, 2020 at 4:05 pm 0

“Canela from Petworth. She is a Cane Corso 4 month puppy”

Thanks to all for sending the many, many, many submissions. Today has been amazing, can’t thank you guys enough for sharing the joy. Ed. Note: If you missed volume two and submitted a snow pup, you’ll be added to the regular animal fix queue and I’ll email ya the day of posting. I give you the opposite of doom scrolling: (more…)


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