5. The stylist enters my name, address, telephone number, email address and credit rating into a massive nationwide database for the purposes of marketing, coupons and demographic profiling of customers. The barber keeps my phone number in a handwritten appointment book and calls me when a spot opens up on an appointment day.
4. Salon conversation topics: the stylist’s family, the stylist’s significant other and the thing the stylist’s social life. Barbershop conversation topics: guns, cars and sports.
1. Stylist shaves unruly neck hairs with a disposable razor. Barber shaves unruly facial hairs with a straight-edge razor.