As a kid, haircuts were the bane of my existence. They were really boooooring. I didn’t care much about my hair and I was forced to sit still in one place. Not much has changed. Today, as an adult, going to the barber isn’t a huge priority. I’d rather be productive than sitting on a chair while someone cuts my hair.
I so disliked having my haircut that I made it easier on myself. It started in high school, I would have my hair shaved to about one or two inches. This happened every three or four months for more than ten years. No brushing, no styling, just a semi opao and I was happy.
This changed a few years ago. Maybe I was getting bored with my shaved head. Maybe my calbo head started showing signs of a receding hairline. Whichever the case, I decided to start growing my hair. You never know when one day, poof, it’s gone.
Then I remembered a whole new set of problems when going to the barber. I could never explain how I want the barber to cut my hair. “A little off the top. The sides should be cleaner, but not too short.” It felt like explaining how to draw something to an artist. I know what I want in my head, but I couldn’t articulate it properly. In most cases, there was a disconnect.
Fortunately, I took the time to try the offerings at TUF barbershop. I didn’t need to worry about explaining to the barber what I wanted. They literally have a set of looks to choose from, much like having a menu at a restaurant, there were pictures with descriptions. Sit down. Choose your look. Then you are ready to go. They even have a package that includes beer. I have yet to avail because of my strict adherence to no alcohol while the sun is out, unless it’s a weekend, but I like having the option.
*The TUF Menu is at the bottom of the post.
I didn’t fall asleep at the chair as well. Chatty barbers are nice, and I’m sure a good percentage of the population enjoys having a conversation while having their haircut. But I like my silence. Nothing against chatting, it’s just a personal preference. So what kept me awake? NBA Basketball in the background is usually a good way to keep me interested. TUF is that kind of barbershop. They’ve got a TV in the background playing NBA or the latest movies.
TUF is more than a barbershop. They represent the lifestyle of the modern gentleman. NBA basketball in the background. FHM Magazines on the table. Beer chilled and ready. Noteworthy kicks and locally respected street brands on the shelves. All while giving you a sleek urban look.
But for me? I’m just happy to finally have a regular spot for my haircut. See you back there in a month or two.
Store Hours: 11:30am to 8pm
Address: NIC-1 Bldg. 2nd Flr. Elevator Side. Capitol Square, Escario Street. (Same bldg as Yakimix right beside Sunlife)