The wait has not been in vain. The newly renovated Robin barbershop/salon (1509 St. Nicholas Ave btwn 185th & 186th Street) is a site to behold. Like my man Moreno said, “it’s a barbershop on steroids”. Robin barbershop is unlike any other barbershop Uptown. First of all, the Robin sign lights up the night with it’s glowing, changing color pattern. Then there is the fact that the barbershop has a total of 25 chairs spread out across 2 expansive floors. Not to mention that there is valet parking Thursdays thru Sundays. To top it off, Robin barbershop boasts some of the most experienced barbers Uptown. My personal barber of the past 15-some-odd years, Fatyul, works here and the only other folks who have cut my hair when Fatyul was out of town also perform their magic here. In short, whether you are looking for a shape-up, a full cut or getting your braids done, man or woman, Robin barbershop/salon is the place Uptown to get styled. See you there.