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Vince's: A cut above

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - I'm a sucker for an old-school barber shop, like Solana Beach Barbers, where you still get old-fashioned towel treatment. Or Del's in Escondido, where the friendly men in the white coats await your tonsorial needs. And Vince's, a Little Italy landmark since 1952, continues the tradition of vintage, classic barbering.

"Living the dream in San Diego," Boris Zavurov said.

Here fifth generation barber, Boris provides full-service haircuts and shaves inside a shop where time stands still. The New York native can trace his barbering ancestry back to former Soviet Union in the 1800s.

"My father's a barber, my grandfather was a barber, great grandfather, and great, great grandfather," Boris said.

His dad still runs a shop in phoenix, where they pay the same attention to details.

"We don't rush it -- 30 minutes, 40 minutes per client," he said. "Every haircut finished with a straight razor around the ears and neck. It's the only place you can get like a straight edge and the full-on barbershop treatment."

Each cut is followed by a shampoo rinse. Boris does not shy away from the straight razor. Vince's full service includes the heavenly hot towel topped off by the ultimate old-school finish.

"The old-school hand massager, the barbers used to use. This is my grandfather's, handed down to me when he retired," Boris said.

The only thing not retro about this shop is you must make an appointment. Boris doesn't take walk-ins, but he promises you'll walk out feeling like a new man, or at least an old soul.

Vince's Barber Shop
2030 India Street
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 459-0779

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