There are six or seven barbers' shops on rue riad Zitoune lakadim and all seem to do a thriving trade.
Going to the barber's is a social event as well as just getting a shave and a hiarcut. The television is always on full blast and there are old magazines to read.
Men are shaved twice with a cut-throat razor sterilized with alcohol set ablaze.
When the customer is done and looks very "zween" - handsome, good - he is offered a cup of mint tea.
The whole process with shampoo, shave, haircut etc. takes the best part of an hour.