Walk-in to Buzz’s Barber Shop in Greenwich, NY and you will immediately know that it was worth the trip. Buzz Spiezio has been giving boys and men’s haircuts in the narrow barber shop on Main Street in Greenwich, NY marked by the authentic red and white striped barber’s pole outside, since back when being on Main Street in a small town meant something.
As other Greenwich businesses come and go, Buzz’s Barber Shop has stayed. The history displayed on the walls speaks to the experience that vibrates through Buzz’s fingertips as he gives his classic men’s haircuts. Pictures of popular Greenwich, NY buildings through the ages are plastered above a rack of hand-turned wooden bowls that Buzz has for sale. The bowls attesting to Buzz’s hobby of working with his hands, even when he’s not in the barber shop.
Drawings of well-known Greenwich, NY citizens, newspaper clippings and nostalgia; including the appearance of Buzz’s Barber Shop in National Geographic Traveler magazine line the walls, as well. Greenwich is a small town in Washington County, NY that is not well known but is worth the trip from nearby Saratoga Springs or Glens Falls for the man who wants an authentic barber shop experience.
It’s also the place to go for the mother of the average young boy, who would rather not get his hair cut at all. At Buzz’s barber shop, in addition to being a feast to your eyes, your nose will not be assaulted by the overpowering smell of hairspray and chemicals wafting in the air of most women’s beauty salons. Buzz’s friendly demeanor and experience will put even the small and shy little boys at ease as he easily talks sports, small-town Greenwich gossip or makes a joke with the other smiling men that walk into his barber shop.
Buzz is so skilled with the scissors that his classic boys and men’s haircuts look great whether they are freshly cut or growing out. (He prefers to cut hair short though, and looking at his clientele, the men visiting his shop are making regular visits to keep it that way, too.) Buzz’s haircut experience is given at a value price as well, just $9 for a boy’s haircut. When a haircut and an experience like the one at Buzz’s Barber Shop in Greenwich, NY are given at such an affordable price, it feels more like a gift than a purchase.
One day Buzz says he’ll retire, but until then he’s open during limited hours. Tuesday: 8am-4pm and Wednesday through Saturday 8 a.m. – Noon. No appointments are needed but if you’re visiting Greenwich, NY and you’d like to call ahead: 518-692-7583.