Ray's Barber Shop located in Inwood, NYC specialize in various hair and various type of haircuts. There's a friendly vibe and the barbers are welcoming and always down to chat about sports. They are trained to cut long hair, curly hair, and especially kids, so definitely bring your little ones here. They also do hot towel straight razor shaves, and beard shaping/trimming. Walk-ins and appointments available, but you'll probably have to wait if you walk in.
16:53 10 Dec 19
I've been coming to Ray's for years since moving to the neighborhood. The prices are reasonable and the service is excellent. I really have no complaints, this is a top notch family owned establishment, and I'm going to miss coming here when I move!read more
16:57 10 Dec 19
Great! Great establishment in this neighborhood. My partner and I love coming here for our hair cut. They are very professional, especially my guy Jose is the best!!! The owner, Ray is an awesome guy just to be around.read more
22:29 14 Jan 20
I’ve been going to Ray’s Barber Shop for five years and I’ve never had anything less than a great haircut. Whether it’s Ray or one of the other master barbers, you’ll get the look you want because they they never rush and they always make sure that you’re getting what you want. I’ve lived in NYC for 12 years and Ray’s is the best barber shop I’ve ever been to.read more
10:36 19 Nov 19
Great place to grab a haircut at an affordable price. The staff are skilled with scissors/razors and are very friendly too. Highly recommended!
19:46 04 Aug 19
For most of my life, I would usually go(in a barbershop) with little to no context on how the service was provided. What I did understand was that they did a sufficient job. One of my biggest issues as an adult was that I was a busy person and as a result not a fan of walk-ins. They were not organized and the wait times were undefined(usually 2-hour experience). In the worst case, there was a misconstruing over what service I wanted them to provide for me. After doing some research I found that this barbershop books appointment which is an ultra-convenient feature that mitigates stress. Lastly, although I wasn't able to make the first session they were flexible enough to accommodate me which was commendable. When I had my session on the second appointment the barber Ray was friendly and approachable. He walked me through the service and provided me the insight I had not been aware of for most of my life. I can tell that he and Kristopher have good intentions. The service itself lasted for no more than half hour. If you want exemplary service that the neighborhood provides, then this barbershop is the perfect example of that criteria.read more
15:50 25 Feb 20
Love this place! Open super early if you need to try to squeeze in a haircut before going to work. Reasonable pricing. Really casual vibe and tv going to keep everything relaxed. You might want to bring something to read... They'll try to get you in as quickly as possible but wait time can vary greatly. Just depends on the day and time. Go onto their website and you can make an appointment for Fridays and Saturdays if you don't want to wait. Best barbershop in Inwood!read more
01:10 17 Oct 19
A great experience on my nyc visit! Great quick haircut in a classic setting and affordable
13:32 02 Jul 17
I called to get my hair colored, they said they do it.. when my turn came, they said no sorry we don't do colors 😒 so as i crossed a long distance based on the 5 stars of the shop, i wanted to get a haircut too. it was good but not extraordinary as expected or as the comments below say.. they are cool guys but surely can find better and more professional .. you have to wait for more than 50 minutes and it's a small salon !! They mention that in September they ll work on reservations.. so maybe will be betterread more
17:37 29 Mar 20
I've been going to Ray's for 5+ years now, and it't the only barbershop I trust for a cut. Ray is the man, has excellent hands, and is a genuinely good dude. Great with kids, too!
17:53 06 Jul 20
Ray is an outstanding person. His son took over the establishment and we are getting the same level of excellence. We have established such a great relationship. I have been coming here for many, many years. Great cuts, great shaves, great atmosphere! This place brings back the good old memories of when my dad owned his own barber shop. I highly recommend Ray's! Keep up the greatness and thank you for being awesome!Your long time customer and friend,Isaacread more
Kevin A. V.
01:11 08 Jul 20
"These are weird times for barber shops" is what Ray told me when he called me to personally handle a technical issue I had when trying to book an appointment last week. The brand new website that Ray had constructed to take online appointments during the ongoing pandemic still had some bugs (which were fixed the very next day), so when I wrote to the site's webmaster to report this problem I was surprised to hear directly from the proprietor. This brand of all-too-rare accountability to customers is part of what makes Ray's Barber Shop the Inwood mainstay it is. Chances are the reputation Ray's has is what brought you to read this extra-long review, and there's more than one good reason for that kind of notoriety.In light of the recent adjustments to the city's health code, Ray had protective plexiglass barriers recently installed between the chairs. For the safety of all of this customers, everyone is required to wear a mask while inside. There is no indoor waiting area. Instead, customers make their appointments through Ray's website and show up at their appointed time, or they try their luck as a walk-in. With sanitizing gels, disinfecting towels, and antimicrobial measures taken everywhere, I felt safe and out of harm's way while getting six months worth of the hair I had grown in isolation buzzed off.A multigenerational establishment, Ray's has been serving the Inwood community for decades. Although this review was written by someone who moved to the neighborhood only two years ago, I quickly sensed the respect this venerable spot has among the locals. Like so many proud barber shops with a long history, Ray's is the place patrons go for top quality haircuts in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The fun and honest banter tossed across the room has made every one of my visits a memorable occasion. No matter how you look walking in, you'll walk out looking good. More importantly, you walk away feeling like a king.read more
19:21 18 Jul 20
Very skilled barbers, great service. Insane value for money in Manhattan.
16:28 25 Jul 20
I've been going to Ray's for about four years and it is consistently the best haircut I've ever gotten at a barbershop or a salon. I've paid $60 for haircuts that weren't even close to as good. Ray is kind, and he learns his customers' names. He cares about making you feel comfortable and he's incredibly accommodating. Ever since I started going to Ray's, anytime I've had to get a haircut somewhere else it's been a drag. I really can't recommend it enough. No matter where I live in Manhattan, Ray will always be my barber. (And because he's so good and cares so much, the other folks he hires to cut hair at his barbershop are also fantastic. It's hard to go wrong.)read more
17:45 04 Aug 20
First haircut since this pandemic started! Jose does amazing work and always leaves me feeling like a new man! Along with everyone else there they are taking all precautions to keep people safe. They are barbacide certified. They have partitions up between chairs. They are also not doing beards which I found relieving. Who wants to get rid of their immaculate facial identity.read more
16:45 01 Aug 20
I got my haircut on 8/1/20. One of the best first time experiences I've ever had in the US.They were following all the necessary safety guidelines which added more value to the overall experience. Highly recommended!read more
01:11 17 Oct 19
A great experience on my nyc visit! Great quick haircut in a classic setting and affordable
23:01 09 Sep 20
Best haircut I’ve had in years.Ray is supper friendly, was quick but made sure I got exactly what I asked for.Absolute legend.
18:36 19 Sep 20
Had a great first experience here! Was a walk-in appointment, left my number and they texted me to come back when they had an opening. Will definitely take advantage of their online appointment for my next cut!read more
19:30 21 Aug 20
Go here if you like a friendly, "small-town feel" barbershop, where they greet you by name, and always deliver excellent service. Ray and Kris are the best barbers I've ever had. I will miss them dearly, as I have sadly moved out of the area.read more
13:01 28 Feb 21
I have to say, out 30 years of getting hair cuts, Ray’s place is by far my favorite. I have medium length hair and Ray does an awesome job every time. If you have medium to long hair, you can’t go wrong with Ray. I highly recommend him.read more
15:19 10 Mar 21
Best prices in the city with fantastically skilled barbers. A nice neighborhood atmosphere. Book your appointments online to avoid wait times.
19:28 10 Apr 21
So I used to go to Ray’s a lot. It used to be friendly people cutting hair and a great neighborhood spot. The last two times I’ve gone though I feel that’s changed. Last time I got skipped in the walk in line due to the complexity of my haircut, service was less then friendly, and while I liked the haircut I ended up with, I didn’t feel it was worth the wait, cost and general lack of friendliness shown. Today I went to go sign up as a walk in and was rudely told walk ins were done. There was no attempt to tell me when to come back, how to make an appointment or any concern for me as a customer. The feel was very dismissive despite getting my haircut there for years and always tipping above the industry standard. I’m giving it three stars for my past good experiences but will be going to Gotham downtown for now on. I don’t expect a red carpet, but I do expect to be treated in a friendly way when accessing services.read more
15:54 08 Jun 21
I brought my toddler here a couple years ago. He's not the easiest head of hair to cut. I started going to Ray more recently. Awesome haircut. Good conversation. Make a reservation and you shouldn't have any issues. Very happy with the outcome!read more
18:53 06 Jul 21
Did a walk-in today and got a great haircut. Shawn cut my hair and I couldn't be more pleased. I told him what I had in mind, which was much shorter than what I walked in with. He had a good sense of how to make the look completely appropriate for me and my type of hair. And a thoroughly pleasant guy. I will definitely be using Ray's from here on.read more
12:00 09 Mar 21
My hair cut was on point. I recommend José because he’s the one I used but all are probably just as good.
Steffen Alexander Whorton
21:59 10 Dec 21
Ray’s is exceptional. High quality stylists and an old school kickback vintage vibe. Even though I’ve moved away from the area Ray is the only person who cuts my hair or shaves my face. Seriously if you’re looking to treat yourself, or your significant other, get them a haircut and a shave from Ray’s. They will never be the same!read more
16:39 03 Feb 22
I am so happy I walked into this barber shop! My nephew needed a haircut and is usually very unhappy when getting one (as most children are) but Ray made him feel so comfortable! We come here all the time now and would highly recommend this barber shop.Thank you Ray!!read more
17:05 05 May 22
Ray's is a wonderful local barbershop. All the staff is professional and friendly. Having gone here for years, I cannot recommend it enough.
01:36 07 May 22
A neighborhood gem. Friendly staff and environment. Quality haircuts at a fair price. And they are good with small kids.
17:49 17 May 22
I have been a customer of Rays barber shop for over 20 years. Ray Jr. is the head barber now. I used to cut my hair with his dad Ray Sr. I fully recommend this establishment. It’s a great barber shop serving the northern Manhattan Inwood section. Good price and great service.👍🏾👍🏾read more
12:36 28 Jun 22
Excellent and Inclusive Barbershop with well priced services. Everyone in the shop does a great job so you cant go wrong. I’ve gotten many fades over the years. They currently have walk-ins and online appointments.I also want to shout out the owner Ray. Ray is just about the nicest guy you can meet. Not only is he super friendly but he brings so much heart to the neighborhood. He knows everyone’s names, he also organizes toy drives, and other special events throughout the year.This shop has been in the neighborhood for a long time, so you are certainly supporting local when you go there.Best barbershop I’ve been to!read more
07:17 05 Jul 22
Brought my one year old in for his first cut, staff was extremely patient and polite. They have an adorable fire truck seat and coat for the little ones and even offer a lollipop at the end! Thank you for a great experience, will be returning.read more
01:00 05 Sep 22
I will take the A train uptown from whatever neighborhood I live in to go to Ray’s. It’s a kind, personal barber shop- walk ins welcome, and usually served quickly -and ALL of Ray’s barbers are excellent.Cash Only.read more
10:36 13 Dec 22
this place is everything you want out of a barber shop. affordable straightforward haircuts and always a nice chat with cool dudes. I usually just pull up and have whoever is available cut my hair because they all do an awesome job.read more
13:05 03 Jan 23
I was treated to a hair cut here by my nephew, whose wedding reception was coming up. Nice old fashioned little neighborhood barber shop. Recommend you schedule in advance, if something important is coming up, as walk-ins might be tentative.read more
18:38 20 Feb 23
Rays is fantastic spot to get your haircut. I love that when you make an appointment, you aren't waiting for 2 more people ahead of you like most places. If your appointment is at 2, you'll be out of there by 2:30 with a fresh cut!read more
00:52 01 Mar 23
A friend recommended Ray to me. A precise, stylish cut every time! And his shop has a great neighborhood vibe too. Go here, you will not be disappointed.
17:14 18 Mar 23
Great place. Amazing service. They are super friendly and extremely accommodating. They also have very affordable prices.
15:47 15 May 23
Ray is incredible, he somehow remembers everything you talk about with him, brings great conversation and does a fantastic job. He’s both thorough and quick, experienced and prompt. It’s a delight being in the chair. Definitely my favorite barber shop in NYC of the last 18 I’ve been too.read more
Jakob W. Plummer
17:08 24 May 23
Great haircuts at great prices.Sometimes a hiccup with scheduling (usually with Jose, who may have moved for good now), but Ray always does a great job to remedy that.I’ve gotten many compliments on the fades that Jose does.read more
20:32 27 May 23
Ray and his team are the best! Great cuts for adults and kids. Appointments available, but walk-ups are successful too
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