"Chop It Up" is a real barbershop, not a hair salon. If you want glossy fashion magazines, potted plants and perky female stylists, this isn't it. One wall has signatures on it, and there's a pool table in the middle. No pretty walls separate the stations, or even the cutting areas from the waiting area. We're talking straight-out old-style barbershop.
"Chop It Up" adds a specialization in "designs", meaning cropped cuts with patterns or team logos shaved in. See their (poorly-built) MySpace page at www.myspace.com/chopitupbarbershop for some images.
The shop is located in the strip mall next to Molback's, across the street from Firestone Tire, near Goodyear Tire, right in the heart of downtown Woodinville. Not precisely where you expect to find a shop for the more hip clientele, but they've been there for about two years.
The Good: Fine haircut. Unlike some places/stylists, he remembered and did perform a specific bit of thinning. The entire cut was done with electric trimmers with a variety of attachments, the first time I can remember that no scissors were used, but it worked just fine. Good job wrapping up the neck to avoid stray hairs.
The Bad: No negative points. I could have done without whatever he applied at the end. It smells like a decent cologne, but I don't wear scents generally.
Comments: The cost for a straight no-wash cut is $20, about $5 more than normal in Woodinville, but then again, the cut was better than average in Woodinville. I didn't notice any facilities for shampoo anyhow. As haircuts in Woodinville go, this was one of the better ones and one I'm more likely to return to.