7. Neighborhood Barber

Neighborhood Barbers, East Village

Neighborhood Barber at 439 East 9th Street in the East Village has quite a loyal following. Russian-born owner and master barber Eric Uvaydov has tended to the heads and faces of many high-powered editors, as well as fashion designer Narcisco Rodriguez. The unassuming store is adorned with classic barber’s poles and newspaper clippings from the early 2000s. With only three seats available, there are still no appointments needed, unless you want to sit in Eric’s chair, which usually has a longer wait than the others.