Montclair (Oakland, California)
If you’re an Oakland Raiders fan, this is the place to get your hair trimmed. Though current owner Anthony Delcorio has only been running the landmark shop since 2003, Montclair has been a fixture in The Town since 1950. Walking through its door is like traveling back to a time when Silver and Black ruled the NFL and Oakland was a hotbed of political activism. Raiderette posters adorn faux wood–paneled walls, and Raiders-themed Christmas cards are taped to the mirrors.
Head barber Rocky Becker, a man with more than 50 years experience cutting hair in the Bay Area, became a football obsessive thanks to legendary Raiders owner Al Davis, who came here to have his famous slick locks cut for almost 40 years. These days, Becker cuts the hair of several players and plenty of front-office personnel. While hot lather, straight-edge shaves are no longer on the menu, the shop still has a reputation for giving impeccable haircuts at fair prices to men and boys looking for autographs. [Haircuts, from $20; 2050 Mountain Blvd., 510-339-8962]Back to top