High Expectations is a minority-owned barbershop that has been in the Ivy Hill neighborhood since 2011. They maintain a positive environment where everyone is treated like a close friend. This multi-barber location currently has three seasoned barbers who have experience cutting men’s, women’s, and children’s hair. Each barber has their own specialty, so no matter what look you are going for, you will find the right man for the job at High Expectations.
Rod is a skilled barber that has been giving people clean haircuts for over 20 years. His attention to detail and relaxed manor has built him a loyal client base. Because of his popularity, haircuts are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment with Rod, call (510) 593-4074.
Leon obtained his cosmetology license in 1995, and has been perfecting his barber skills ever since. He offers all kinds of cuts and even does designs. He has experience working with all hair textures, making him a great resource for individuals with unruly or difficult-to-manage hair. His business hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays by appointment. While appointments are preferred, Leon does accept walk-ins. Leon has recently relocated to 475 Central Avenue in Alameda. To make an appointment, call (415) 335-3542.
James is the third barber working at High Expectations. He offers several cuts including fades, tapers, and clean edge-ups. For an appointment, call James at (510) 878-0144.
For individuals looking for a last minute haircut from a great barber, it is recommended that you come in mid-morning, before they get too busy. Parking along Park Blvd is metered, but you can usually find a parking spot on one of the residential side streets for free.