The Gentleman’s Intro to Hawaii

A Honolulu barber shop recalls the golden days of the straight shave.

“Stay handsome, not hamajang*” is the mantra at Mojo Barbershop—a place where the services are tailor-made for men. Since 2011, this retro stop in downtown Honolulu has redefined the Hawaiian man. Think comb-over fades, slicked-up pompadours, and straight-razor shaves… with a hot towel over face, and a beer in hand. Yes, Mojo serves the suds.


*hamajang means screwed up, or worse.

Photos: Exploration Hawaii