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Tribe Barber – Boston’s best barber

Van Capizzano is somewhat of a celebrity of the hairdressing world.

He’s written columns for magazines, cut Robert De Niro’s hair in a movie, and basically was the man who started the whole undercut trend from the back of a menswear store in New York City. 

After moving to Boston a few years back and working at the Hub’s equivalent of Freeman’s, Ball and Buck (also a great spot), he’s finally opened his own spot in the South End. He and his fellow barber, Rio, will give you the sharpest cut of your life, I guarantee it.

A haircut from Van is just as much an opportunity for philosophy lessons, hot takes on rock music, and pizza snobbery as it is a hair care experience. A native New Yorker, Van started the national trend toward high end barbering, as he blended his hairdressing knowledge with the classic craft, and changed the entire scene. There are copycats in Boston (*cough* Tweed *cough*) but Van is the original, and the only guy in the city who should truly call himself a master barber.

Not only did I leave with the single best cut of my life that flowed seamlessly from top to bottom – his specialty – I learned about my scalp, a grooming product I should be using, and that I wear my hair the wrong way for my face shape. After just 30 minutes of Van’s company, I was walking taller, and feeling like a male model.

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Details about this spot



50 Concord Square, Boston

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Sat 11:00 - 19:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:00


Haircut: US$ 50


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)