The Speakeasy Hair Lounge
1185 11th St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States

Review №1

JR the owner and staff love their craft. I came in for the first time and he did a great job touching up my Covid 2 year buzz my own hair a thon. Definitely recommend foe people who want a quality haircut and are sick of people who look at you as a number and a dollar sign.Thanks again

Review №2

Wonderful service great people wonderful environment

Review №3

I love taking my boys to Sam to get their haircuts. I also like the unique vibe of the place. My older son is really picky and he’s always happy with his haircuts here.

Review №4

My little brother has been going to speakeasy for about two years now and usually their cuts are good but this time my mom brought him in for a fade and they didn’t blend at all and left the top so long it covered the fade , honestly glad because it’s so bad but whoever did it needs to go back to school cause nothing about his hair cut is okay! ( i’m a barber and i know what a good boys hair cut looks like and that was not it! )

Review №5

They do ok fades, i went here because of the good reviews on yelp, that was a mistake. I arrived because it says walk ins are welcome and the lady rudely told me they were fully booked make an appointment online when i asked her if i could make an appointment in person she told me no. I proceeded to make an appointment on line and they requested all this personal information like my phone number and email, i just want a hair cut i am not trying to have you spam me with promotions. I showed up for my appointment and no one was there... this place is so unprofessional, the staff doesnt even care about their customers and the shop was dirty.

Review №6

Booked my appointment weeks in advance, received several confirmations via text including the day before. I arrive for my appointment, and there is no one there, no answer by phone, and their email kicks back as undeliverable. A shame because of previous reviews were good, and now looks to be going to complete waste. Avoid booking at all costs.

Review №7

I’ve been meaning to post this for awhile now, since moving here I still hadn’t found a permanent hairdresser and I was freaking out because you could break a dinglehopper in my mess of A head of hair when I randomly called and Stephanie was able to take me the very next day! My haircut was perfection- I brought in a Pinterest photo and she nailed it, she proper styled it and I left with perfect sleek shiny hair, and she has the best energy. I ended gossiping and venting and chatting and like the very best hairstylist she was there for me!

Review №8

Theyve always given great haircuts for my two teen boys and have always been nice and professional. Unfortunately, I sent my son to get a cut for the first time since covid and none of them wore masks. I really hope they take better care of our community. It will help to keep their business plus others open and help our local hospitals.

Review №9

Booked an appointment online days ahead of time. They texted me the morning of to cancel because they barber had a family emergency, which I get so I said no problem and rescheduled for the next day. I showed up on time the next day, no one at the shop. I knocked, called, ect. Nothing.Got ahold ahold of somebody (I think the owner) and they told me they guess the barber just went home early and forgot. Dude told me to go to His and Her cuts nextdoor, which was closed anyway. Major waste of my time and very unprofessional

Review №10

My barber Carlos is great! Professional and very skilled at his craft. I recommend this barbershop!

Review №11

Great quality and friendly service, I will be back! Thanks!

Review №12

I booked two appointments for my teenage sons to get haircuts. They came home from their appointments very disappointed & their cuts were very poorly done. One looked like the barber had barely done anything to his hair at all. They said the stylist kept looking at his phone during the appointment & that he was not listening to their requests or communicating with them. Very unprofessional. My older son had been here several times and had positive experiences, I believe the owner was his stylist the previous times.Overall disappointing experience, not sure if we will be return customers at this point.

Review №13

Samantha Castillo is literally the bestHair stylist and professional I have ever been to. I will never get my hair done by anyone else. I have followed her from day one 10 years ago! She has been the only one to touch my two daughters hair their whole life. Trust is not a question when it comes to her work. I recommend anyone who wants the Best, to book with Sam!

Review №14

Had been to see Christina once before and received an incredible haircut and beard trim. I was really impressed with her attention to detail. Went for my second appointment yesterday and the experience couldnt have been more different. First off, the facility was not well kept. The hair from previous customers had not been swept, the bathroom wasnt clean, and the waiting area was in complete disarray with chairs strewn everywhere. Christina seemed preoccupied and barely spoke a word. Based upon her previous cut I didnt pay much attention when you showed me the mirror. My mistake!! When I got home and looked in the mirror, my beard along my left jawline was a full inch higher than my right side. She had taken my right jawline down so low it was almost nonexistent. There is no way she could have been this far off if she either cared or at least was paying attention. I live too far away to stop in and ask them for a fix, I will just attempt it myself. I will not be back!!!

Review №15

Do not go here they will waste your time the owners a bum to

Review №16

Great place for a haircut, every time I’ve had a cut it was to perfection. I texted I was gonna be late before and Oscar was able to work with whatever time I could make it. Prices are up there but look at the return you get, great haircuts and I don’t have anything bad to say at all! Keep it up guys!

Review №17

Best Barbershop in Humboldt County. Really cool people, great haircuts, best prices. Easy Appointment system, so there is no waiting. Great atmosphere!!

Review №18

Best haircut in the North State by far. Clean shop with professional people.

Review №19

This is the undisputed best barber shop in Arcata and maybe even in Humboldt County. Oscar is super friendly and has many years of experience cutting hair. Me and my friends who have come here have never been dissatisfied after getting our hair cut. They only do appointments now and the prices went up a little but you pay for what you get! My only regret is not finding about this place sooner!

Review №20

This is by far my favorite place to get a cut, I first went pretty close to when they opened and of course there were improvements to be made but what do you expect? All I ever see from Oscar and his crew is solid effort. In terms of prices, 100% worth the quality. Ive seen much worse for much more. Got one haircut that was a little wack, but it was a new employee, and all my other cuts have been stellar. Over all, love The Speakeasy.

Review №21

I was referred by a long time client and glad I was! Its very rare the first cut with a new barber is exactly what you want but Sam killed it on the first try.

Review №22

First time at the Speakeasy. Misha did awesome on my pixie and blended my stubborn cowlick beautifuly. Ill see her from now on.

Review №23

Amazing staff here. I had my beard trimmed and shaped. I asked them to make me pretty and damn they did a great job.

Review №24

So happy The Speakeasy came to Arcata! This is the barbershop thats been missing from Humboldt! Been here 3x and everytime its a 5/5. Amazing haircut by Christina. The attention to detail is incredible! Easily the best haircut Ive had. Thanks again

Review №25

Oscar was awesome with our 6 year old son Jayce. Friendly staff. Great location. Very adorable. Quality hair cut.

Review №26

Speakeasy is great. New location is fantastic and Christinas fade is on point every time. My wife can confirm.

Review №27

Appointments are necessary, but they are fairly easy to obtain. The haircut was well done, and the atmosphere was extremely chill.

Review №28

By far the best chop in Arcata is at Speakeasy. Christina, best barber Ive ever had, gave me the sweetest chop today. It is absolutely a new and bold look for me and I love it! Owning it!!

Review №29

Great haircut, friendly service and reasonably priced, would definitely recommend.

Review №30

Oscar is one of the best hands down!!! Super respectful and easy to talk to, super understanding of what you want

Review №31

My first straight razor shave was here...absolutely awesome shave. Will definitely go back.

Review №32

Good barbershop, always get a good cut and easy to get in there!

Review №33

Best place in Humboldt to get a true fade. Great prices and awesome atmosphere. Only place I will be going to from now on.

Review №34

I took my boyfriend here for a cut! Definitely a different kind of shop but it is a must go! Not many shops in the area that can actually fade hair! Will be back!

Review №35

Did a Solid job on my fade but jacked up the top of my head. Not a great barber shop ambiance either. Just overall kinda whack.

Review №36

I strongly recommend seeing Oscar! He did a high skin fade for me and it turned out great.

Review №37

Good price, just walked in and got a great cut. People in there are knowledgeable, never been to a real barbershop like that and they had me covered.

Review №38

My son got his hair cut here and it was the best one he has since being here in Humboldt.

Review №39

Good hair cut but you need an appointment and $26 for a crew cut?

Review №40

The last time I was here the barber did not know how to use a razor and cut behind my ear. I felt it but he did not mention it at all nor did he apologize for this.

Review №41

My sons Haircut was not as good as they hyped it up to be, and their prices are higher than most places. Not a clean place. Not professional. Staff talks negatively about others. Dont take kids, they dont like cutting kids hair (heard that through the gossip).

Review №42

Wonderful place. Talented stylists. Up to date cuts.

Review №43

Am I the only one that noticed the drastic price change and the mandatory $8 minimum charge now that it’s “appointment only “ ...... they are by far the best shop in Arcata but Damn those are mall hair cut prices ...... you clearly cant read oscar , the stars had nothing to do with the quality of the hair cut IF YOU WERE READING , but thanks for that assumption lol and the 3 star rating was for the whole experiance not just the cut !

Review №44

Oscar and the team do a great job serving fades for humboldt county!

Review №45

Great cut and uses a straight razor for the line ups. Takes walk ins.

Review №46

Last time I was here I recieved a jacked up haircut and when i confronted them about it all I got was excuses and denial when the problems were obvious! I wasnt offered a refund so I went somewhere else to attempt to fix it and the barber there pointed out the mistakes instantly. I will never return to this establishment.

Review №47

Finally humbolt has a true barbershop! They are a young group that is up to date on the newest hair styles!

Review №48

Good cuts, chill atmosphere, good music

Review №49

Great hair cuts by Oscar....

Review №50

I made an appointment for 10, showed up at 10, waited half an hour and then was told that I was late because they scheduled me for 9:45.

Review №51

Gotta say, they could do a haircut justice. The only thing was how dirty the shop was. Floor and stations were covered in hair and powder. And to end it, my barber was too rough with my head trying to rush through the haircut. Not to mention $21 for a cut.

Review №52

Best fades in Humboldt

Review №53

Overpriced and EVEN charges money just for the line up in the forehead(ridiculous) never coming here again...

Review №54

Fresh cuts all day!

Review №55

Great people, great cuts, great prices!

Review №56


Review №57

Great cut

Review №58

Love it! 😏

Review №59

The best

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  • Address:1185 11th St, Arcata, CA 95521, United States
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  • Phone:+1 707-498-8692
  • Barber shop
Working hours
  • Monday:9am–8pm
  • Tuesday:9am–5pm
  • Wednesday:9am–2pm
  • Thursday:Closed
  • Friday:9am–8pm
  • Saturday:9am–8pm
  • Sunday:9am–8pm
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
  • Appointments recommended:Yes
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