PHOTOGRAPH BY Joseph Ferraro
In these social-media-obsessed times, Paxton is a ghost, with no website or discernible online presence. However, his talent with shears can be seen on some of the most stylish people on the North Shore. Paxton has built the clientele of his minimalist space purely on word-of-mouth—and the wait can climb to two weeks or more, so book ahead, because he doesn’t take walk-ins.
103 Washington St., Salem, 978-744-4102
Inn Street Barbershop
Count Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives among the fans of this popular shop, which has been proffering great haircuts for nearly a century.
50 Inn St., Newburyport, 978-462-9900; find them on Facebook