|James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired professional photographer|
and amongst other things lived in a tent outdoors for 7 years.
Rosen currently resides on the tropical island of Kaua'i
with his best friend and spiritual adviser Obama Da Dog!
Men's haircuts have become like everything else very expensive not only in Hawaii but all over America.
Currently there are no barber shops in Kapaa town. My favorite Barber Floyd who resided at Kojima plaza for many years recently retired and Maile another barber in Wailua recently moved to Puhi.
Now to get a haircut in Kapaa a guy needs to go to a unisex shop or a beauty parlor. I hate beauty parlors. They usually always wash your hair with these scented shampoos, talk drama as they are cutting hair and blow drying. When pau, they use smelly hairsprays and gels and charge a minimum of 5.00 extra for trimming beards.
A mans haircut will cost anywhere from low-ball of $20.00 to $45.00 depending in where you go...
I recently went to an old established barber shop located in the heart of Lihue. It is run by a local Japanese family with 3 generations of barbers in the family. I will not mention the name of the barber shop since the Garden Island News doesn't like to give free advertising. However this barber shop is located across from the old Big Save in Lihue.
Walk ins only-- 5 barber chairs that are usually full, great haircuts that usually take no more than 10-15 minutes, no smelly shampoos, no listening to anybody's drama and the best part in this day in age is $12.00 for a haircut.
Give credit where credit is due. I am so thankful to still be able to afford a haircut. Not only was I able to afford a haircut but at that price I was able to show my appreciation and leave a a generous tip of 2.00 for one of the best haircuts I ever received.
OK, I am hoping TGI mentions this barber shop by name. Mahalo Nui Loa, Arigato Gozaimasu Ikeda's Barber shop. I am sure next time Ikedas will remember me as the big tipper!
Hana Hou, Encore!