I’ve lived in Raleigh for almost nine years now and have found the Triangle to offer almost everything I need. Yet, in all that time calling Raleigh home the one thing that has eluded me is finding a great place to get my hair cut. I am happy to report that my search is over now that I have discovered Arrow Haircuts.
Arrow is located in the space formerly occupied by the Professional Barber Shop on Woodburn Avenue in Cameron Village. Owner Pete Phipps openeded Arrow to provide an alternative to the national chains and expensive salons. I like Arrow because they serve both men and women providing an excellent cut by friendly staff for a great price in a modern and friendly environment. As an added bonus patrons can enjoy a free beer and snacks while they wait. Their is even a nice display of locally made products (like White Whale cocktail mixers) to browse. These unique added touches and attention to detail make a trip to Arrow feel like a unique experience and the type of place you would want to visit even if you don’t need a cut.
Adding to the community feel, Arrow also holds free special “Arrow University” education events on a monthly basis to bring together people looking to learn “the finer points of being an even better adventurer, connoisseur, and trendsetter. Recent classes included lessons on how fly fish, and tips for the backyard BBQ season. Their next class will be held March 18th at 7:30pm with local sports radio host Joe Ovies. Joe will instruct people on how to fill out brackets for the 1st Annual Arrow March Madness Pool. Winner gets complimentary haircuts for the rest of 2014.
After nine years of bouncing around from place to place trying to get a decent cut I was really happy with the haircut I received at Arrow. I will definitely be a regular there. Arrow offers men’s, women’s and children’s cuts. Prices range from $15 for a men’s buzz cut to $36 for ladies long cut. My cut was $18 because I went for a regular cut with both buzzers and scissors. They also offer shampoos for $3, and shaves with a hot towel and straight razor at $25 (I want to try this!). Discounts are provided to students and those who serve in the military, police and fire departments. I highly recommend you try them for your next cut. If you do visit Arrow be sure to let me know what you think!
Arrow Haircuts & Shaves
419 Woodburn Road
Raleigh, NC 27605