Standout qualities: Owner/stylist Paxton has built a business solely by word of mouth, and his cuts are not only super stylish but affordable.
Insider tip: Call to book an appointment. Paxton doesn’t have a website or take walk-ins.
Fun fact: Paxton was formerly director of visual merchandising for United Colors of Benetton.
103 Washington St., Salem, 978-744-4102
Inn Street Barbershop, Newburyport
Philosophy: Making you feel like one of the family, the personable folks here will give you a great haircut and even better conversation.
50 Inn St., Newburyport, 978-462-9900