Dominican barbers talk to everyone. That means, they know every single little bit of juicy gossip in town. As well as social goings-on, they are fountains of information on local dealings, like who might be wanting to sell a motorbike or house.
Basically, in Cabarete, the barbers can hook you up, whatever you need. These guys can be some of the most popular, friendly folk around.
Don’t be surprised if the barber shop plays really loud music. And I mean really loud.
The guy cutting your hair may be dancing along to a breakneck quick Merengue song with his eyes shut, but don’t be alarmed. He knows what he’s doing.