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Question for the guys -- shave at the El Cortez Barber Shop?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by vwhiten, Jul 14, 2015.

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  1. vwhiten

    vwhiten High-Roller

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    The husband wants an old fashioned straight shave. There is a little info and reviews on TA and yelp but not much. He won't want the Bellagio $45-60 spa experience shave -- that 'aint him. I am hoping to kill two birds with one stone - while he is getting the shave, I want to hit the casino. After I want to eat pancakes at Dupars. -- I'm a simple girl - low maintenance. Plus I am on the constant low carb diet and I haven't had a pancake in many many months. And in less than 3 weeks I want a f****ing stack of pancakes -- can you tell I am ready for Vegas. :evillaugh

    The reviews are kind of all over the place for the Barber shop. Any of you guys been? It looks like it is a one man show -- what are the wait times etc.

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    Val
     
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  2. Its Only Money

    Its Only Money Low-Roller

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    I've never been to the El Cortez barber, but I do get a straight razor shave every time I'm in Vegas. It is a great experience. I have gotten them at Canyon Ranch at V/P, in the grand canal shops at V/P, Bellagio and Aria. Bellagio was my least favorite and hardly a spa experience (not worth the price compared to the others). Canyon Ranch and Aria on the other hand were wonderful.

    After every trip I look for a good one in my home town, but haven't found the right place.
     
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  3. Auggie

    Auggie Dovahkiin

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    The El Cortez barber shop is just a one man operation and how long the wait is will just depend on how many people are there ahead of your husband: if nobody or just one person being served then a short wait, but 2-3 people sitting there and it could be a long wait.

    This sounds like something you want to do for your husband... has he offered any input on it? The only real advantage to going to El Cortez is that its probably the cheapest place in Las Vegas to get a shave, but there are a lot better places where he will probably get a better experience....
     
  4. Snidely

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    My only straight razor shave was at the barbershop at Gold Coast. It was pretty cool experience. Not expensive but they get a lot of locals/regulars so I had to come back in 2 hours for my shave. I wanted a barbershop experience and not a spa experience. So, don't expect to just show up and hop right in the chair. Good thing is there are lots of things to do real El Cortez to kill the time while you wait.

    Don't let Dupar's fool you. Get the small f******ing stack of pancakes. I ordered the large one and couldn't finish it. Not by a longshot.
     
  5. vegaskid74

    vegaskid74 Tourist

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    I got a shave at the El Co a couple years ago. Correction: I got half a shave at the El Co a couple years ago. The barber was making such a mess of my face (I ended up with five or six nicks as well as irritation that looked like a sunburn all over my face) that I had to ask him to stop. He didn't do adequate beard prep, and since my beard is pretty coarse, it didn't go well. If your husband has fine hair, he might be O.K., but in either case it will not be a luxurious experience. I've had two shaves in Vegas, the one at the El Co and the other at Presidential Shave on Sahara, and you couldn't pay me to do either one again. The fact of the matter is, no one can shave you as well as you can if you have any experience at all. So what's left is the pampering aspect of the whole thing. I may try a shave in Vegas one more time, but it will be at one of the more expensive places where it's more about the experience than the shave itself.
     
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