With its red-white-and-blue striped pole, Suavecito pomade, and razor shaves, El Catrín Barbershop embodies true santanero culture. The Old English sign in front telegraphs for visitors the Chicano-culture feel inside. El Catrín (Spanish for “the dandy”) not only offers clean cuts and fresh fades, but also camaraderie, fueled by a flat-screen that either plays oldies but goodies on Pandora or screens stoner comedies. Best of all: After years of being a walkup-only spot, customer demand became so great it now offers online appointments.
400 W. Fourth St., Ste. B, Santa Ana, (714) 558-3948; barberiaelcatrin.com.
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