CLASSIC REFUGE HAIRCUTS & SHAVES

BOSTON, MA

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FRESH CUTS SINCE 1911

You’re only as good as your last haircut.

 

The expert staff at Skip’s Barbershop will make sure you are always showing the best version of yourself. Skip’s started in South Boston over a century ago and, after the passing of its longtime owner and master barber, closed for a short time. With vision and hard work, this Southie staple was resurrected to serve you. A visit to Skip’s promises great conversation, a positive and comfortable atmosphere, and of course, a clean cut. Come be a part of a true labor of love and join the loyal patrons that rely on Skip’s to stay looking fresh.

 
 
 
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OUR SERVICES

 
 

CLASSIC CUT

How many times have you left a barbershop with the cut your barber wanted? Each cut at Skip’s begins with a consultation to uncover exactly what you are looking for, and to help determine the best cut for your facial structure, lifestyle, and desired amount of upkeep. An expert barber performs your cut and follows it with a relaxing hot neck shave. Your hair is then styled to your liking.

 

THE WORKS

The quintessential barbershop experience, “The Works” is our classic cut and master shave combined. You will leave a changed man.

 

CUT & BEARD TRIM

The ultimate hair and beard service, we must remind every client, “With great beard comes great responsibility.” Please see individual descriptions for service details.

 

KIDS CUT

Show your child the value in going to a real barbershop early on, and they will thank you for a lifetime of great hair and cheap therapy. For ages 12 and younger.

 

MASTER SHAVE

A pre-shave oil is massaged into the face to moisturize skin, soften facial hair, and reduce friction for an irritation-free shave. Your face is then wrapped in a hot towel with essential oils to soften the beard and prevent blade tugging. After a lather of hot shave cream, the face is meticulously shaved twice with a strait razor—first going with the grain of your hairs, and then going across the grain. An aftershave botanical mask is applied to cleanse the skin and brighten the complexion.

 

BEARD TRIM

We take down the length of your beard and shape it to best fit your preference and facial structure. A straight razor line-up along the edges leaves your beard with a clean contour. Each beard trim ends with a hot neck shave.

 

HEAD SHAVE

After buzzing the head if needed, the Head Shave process is identical to that described in our Master Shave section.

 

 
 
 
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SELECT A LOCATION & BOOK YOUR SERVICE

 
 

//South End

603 Tremont Street, Boston MA

(617)982-7981

 
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MEET the BARBERS

 
 

ANTHONY COSTA, Master Barber

"Hair is an art not a science"

Master barber Anthony Costa, owner of Skip’s Barbershop, knows that everybody wants to look fresh. For over a decade, Anthony has made sure every cut gets the time and attention it deserves, and every client gets the good humor and conversation they have come to expect. A friend, confidant, and craftsman, Anthony will leave you looking sharp and feeling good.

Anthony is available in both Southie and the South End.


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Paolo Marrero, master barber.

ABOUT PAOLO

For the past twenty years, Paolo Marrero has been about all things barbering. A personable, Boston-based barber, his style ranges from classic men’s cuts to sharp beard work, low fades, and designs. He has developed an affinity for clipper modification, and uses his own customized tools for his work. Come to Skip’s Barbershop and experience a cut from one of Boston’s finest.

Paolo is available in Southie.


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LU RODRIGUEZ, MASTER BARBER

ABOUT LU

A native of Ponce, Puerto Rico, master barber Lu Rodriguez grew up in a place where barbering was faithfully appreciated as an art form. He was so drawn to the camaraderie of the barbershop and the technical aspects of cutting hair that he attended high school and barber school concurrently. A perfectionist by nature, Lu describes some cuts, like bald fades, as a meditative process. After thirteen years of cutting in Boston’s South End, Lu has become the barber other barbers look up to.

Lu is available in the South End.


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Satisfied Customers

 
 
Shop is fantastic and Anthony gives an awesome cut. Can’t imagine going anywhere else after having two great experiences in a row.
— Drew S.
 
Best cut I’ve had in ages. Skips is a cool little spot and Anthony is a great dude.
— Reid
 
 
 

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CONTACT

 

SOUTHIE 

78 Dorchester St

(617) 269-2227

SOUTH END

603 Tremont Street, BOSTON MA

(617) 982-7981


Have a questions about our rates & services? Want to talk to a barber prior to booking? Message us below & we will reach out to you directly.