I had my hair cut several times at Patrick Bear salon. I chose based on the convenient location in Capitol Hill as well reviews I had read, plus it didn't hurt that it was gay-owned and operated. My stylist Rodney provided excellent service, listening to my preferences and adding his own expert advice. Plus he's a great conversationalist and made the time fly by, while giving me a great haircut! While more expensive than a barbershop, the cut was worth it.