Lucas usually gets his hair cut by my amazing stylist/friend Lizzy at Veer & Wander. She's so awesome that she's always booked! Too busy for a last minute cut, I had to find an alternative as Lucas' hair was getting longer by the hour.
I decided to try the Temescal Alley Barbershop in Oakland. Okay, this place is just rad. It's a modern barbershop that offers traditional services including straight razor shaves and kids haircuts (score!). They are cash only and don't accept appointments (walk-ins only). With both kids in tow, I was a little hesitant when they told me the wait would be about an hour to an hour and a half. But between the huge cookie I got the kids from The CRO Cafe next door, the strawberries/blueberries I brought (my secret weapon for Theo), the long alley, the benches with cool dudes waiting for cuts (thanks for entertaining my kids!), the bocce ball court at Pizzaiolo, the dirty puddles, and the flying pigeons, they were pretty busy for a while.
You know how relieved I was when they called Lucas' name? Rob was Lucas' stylist and he could not have been more kid friendly -- chatted it up with Lucas about superheroes and cars, his two current obsessions.
I was so proud of Lucas who sat super still the entire time after patiently waiting for his turn.