What makes an ideal barbershop? The service or equipments? Ask any men, and they’d scrap all the trimmings – vintage barber chairs, herringbone flooring, leather sofa – and dive straight to business: the cut.
rumahcukur may not be the most decorative barbershop around in West Jakarta. But what they lack of in terms of decor, they made it up through their exterior that is unlike any other barbershop you’ve ever seen – which makes this shop stands in stark contrast compared to its modest neighbours (humble eateries, electronic shops and repair centres). This has to do with Fandy Gunawan‘s role, co-owner and designer of rumahcukur, who also co-founded and designed the renowned kopimanyar in Bintaro.
It doesn’t take much for one to get himself a haircut here, which is priced at Rp 25,000. Even a little more upgrade on the service still won’t hurt your wallet, where the addition of hair styling and massage comes in mere Rp 35,000. It’s the type of neighbourhood barber shop that delivers quick, unfussy cut, with that air of unpretentiousness that makes up its personality. Isn’t every gentleman’s barber shop should be, first and foremost, about those things?