Barbers >Rudy's Barbershop
4451 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002734.097989 -118.286407
Neighborhoods: Los Feliz, Central LA
I've been coming to Rudy's Barbershop on and off for over 12 years. I love the garage style feel of the place. My barber here is Tipton - he takes time to figure out what style is best for your hair rather than just taking the clippers and going to town.
great atmosphere – this place is fun just to sit and watch people getting their hair cut let alone get yours done. the staff is always working and socializing, the place is located in the heart of los angeles and theirs plenty near by to go eat.
They know hair – So I was looking to change barber shops for sometime. I did my online research and found Rudy's close to my home which I liked. But when I started reading reviews from other sites they were mostly negative. I thought how bad could it be. One reviewer talked about get charge for a shampoo with his hair cut. It must have been the first time he had received a hair cut in public. Yes they did offer the shampoo, but I turned it down cause my hair was fresh and clean already. I took pictures and talked to the stylist. I have had two different people cut my hair there. They both did a good job and made suggestions and the end result I was happy with. The barber shop can always be a little nerve wrecking, Rudy's is no different. Great location and trained stylist. Shouldn't expect more.
Depends on stylist not Rudy's! Tipton is the Man! – I have been going to Rudy's Silverlake for 2 years now and have had many stylist do my hair. Some are good and some are alright. Two months ago I started going to Tipton, He is awesome! the best haircut I have ever had! He has over 20 years experience and it shows. So you see , it is not about Rudy's, it is about the person you go to. Rudy's,, you are lucky to have such a great stylist doing Great haircuts for such a cheap price, people take advantage and get a great haircut from a great artist.
It's alway an interesting experience, that's for sure. – It's usually a decent cut, but service is poor and comes with a lot of attitude. It's irritating since they are cutting hair, not performing brain surgery. One stylist told me that she hated it there. Another tried to overcharge me. The overcharger first told me that the $5 shampoo was "manditory." She backed off when I told her that I wanted that confirmed by management. She then tried to charge me for a long cut instead of the short cut, which is what I had. Still, I've never had to wait more than 15 minutes and the cuts I've received are good to very good.
RIP OFF! – I didn't have a hair over 3 inches on my head and somehow I walked out $32 in the hole after tip. I don't care how nice you are, but don't toss me in a chair and start shampooing because "I had product in my hair." Just buzz and trim and be done with it. I was on my way to the gym for crying out loud. I assumed the cut would cost $15, instead it was double. My drunken uncle could cut my hair just as well.... I'm an athlete, not a movie star. Treat me like one.
kinda bummed, didn't meet my expectations – I usually go to a cute chick in the Santa Clarita Valley who charges about $60. Being a student with zero income, I thought it was worth it to try Rudy's which costs only $30 to cut (not shampoo) my long hair. It wasn't. The guy who cut my hair was somewhat clumsy with his scissors, and didn't cut much at all. Although, whatever he did trim, turned my great haircut that had grown out into a really mediocre look. I love layers and bangs (ie: hipster 'do's) but he kinda just made me look like a character from Friends in the 90's. Hate to shout you out like this but, sorry Kevin. Avoid him. Def going back to my regularly priced stylist.
Guys stay away! – Unless you really want a hipster, uneven, pomo thing with your hair. These people honestly don't have solid hair cutting skills and it seems to be more about the interior design and "cool vibe" of the place. Also they have no personality whatsoever and seem kind of angry all the time. I guess that's part of the whole hipster package, but they put that stuff ahead of doing a good job. Avoid.
Schlock Cuts – As a first timer (and last) at Rudy's I should have known immediately by looking at my disinterested stylist that I was in big trouble. She was as imaginative as a clipper wielding barber at Camp Pendelton and was clearly not keen on understanding what I wanted. At first glance Rudy's is a fun, place. I was very happy that I wasn't charged--which may speak to the kindness of management--but I caught a negative vibe from it's arrogant staff. Go to Shorty's instead on Fairfax.
Big ego, little experience – I am a male and I figure I have gotten about 10 haircuts here over a period of 2 years. ONE of them was one of the best I've ever gotten but that was with me talking the poor girl through every step of the cut. I would say THREE of the cuts were just okay. That leaves me with SIX bad haircuts - everything from being uneven to whitewalled ears to something reminiscent of a mullet, you name it. ONCE I even had to get my money back because the haircut was so bad. So if you want a hipster, spiky, streaky, faux-hawk rat-tail then go to Rudy's. If you want to look good, stay away. These kids are hired for their hipster look, but they seriously lack experience.
Silver Lake - yes. Santa Monica - no. – Rudy's Santa Monica was a major disappointment after an excellent haircut at the Silver Lake location. I was forced to explain the desired haircut four times before it was even marginally understood, and the resulting haircut was uneven and not well blended b/w the longer top length and the shorter side/back length. Additionally (unlike at Silver Lake), despite being a buzz cut, I was charged $24 rather than $15 because the cut "was two different lengths." Rudy, please ensure consistent quality in your locations and among your employees.
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