Location: 3201 E. Ocean View Ave. Norfolk, Va 23518
Instagram Handle: @lionsheadbarbershop
How would you describe your shop’s vibe?
We are a traditional barbershop that caters to all types. Most of us come from various subcultures and that definitely has a large impact on the vibe. We are laid back and We try not to take ourselves too seriously. We love our craft and the people we serve.
What’s your most popular cut at the moment?
Our most popular cut is the side part skin fade, because of the high military concentration here, but since Covid the mullet has made a surprising resurgence recently.
What’s the best tip for someone visiting your area?
This is a military town, we got everything you need, but the best parts of our area you gotta seek out.
What the best advice for your client before walking in?
Bring a picture if you don’t know what cut you want, and remember that your inch is probably not a real inch.
Who is your biggest barbering influence?
There have been a few over the years, but Mr. Davenport is a barber up the road from us who is in his 80’s, he’s had the same shop for over 50 years, he cuts hair at the nursing homes every week still, and he is a pillar in our community. Everyone in our neighborhood got their hair cut by Mr. D growing up. There is no better barbering mentor to look up to, than the one that puts his neighbors above himself. Mr. D is the embodiment of that.