We know they know their stuff when it comes to shaving, but it turns out that Harry's has plans on caring for more than just the hair on your face. Harry's Corner Shop is a new neighborhood destination from the same guys, featuring talented, friendly barbers experienced in dishing out quality haircuts, shaves, and banter, as well as a carefully considered selection of essential man stuff like Makr leather goods, Geneva speakers, Trusco toolboxes, and Sleepy Jones boxers. Oh, and of course, all the Harry's shaving products you could ever need.
A great barbershop should be more than just a place to get your haircut. The guys behind Fellow Barber agree. Founded by former motorcycle racer Sam Buffa, this small chain of shops was started on the Lower East Side of NYC as a place for men to come and "discuss sports, politics, and culture while getting a haircut or shave." Indeed, that's what the shop — originally called F.S.C. Barber — was, and what it continues to be, with uniquely designed outposts in the West Village, SoHo, Williamsburg, and San Francisco's Mission District. Along with haircuts, trims, and shaves, be sure to browse the selection of grooming products from the likes of Baxter of California, Malin + Goetz, MCMC Fragrances, and others.
When your barbershop has a happy hour, you know you're getting your hair cut at the right place. 2B Groomed Studios is Philly's upscale grooming option, with a rich interior of marble and cherry furniture, and list of services that includes standard clipper cuts, razor cuts, facials, and shaves. The service is always top-notch, but gets even better Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, when your cut or shave comes with a complimentary cocktail made from a selection of Johnny Walker, Remy Martin, Chambord, Macallan 12 and Crown Royal.
Unless you're looking for the most utilitarian cut possible — in which case, you might want to just cut your hair yourself — odds are you like to feel well taken care of when you head out for a haircut. And that's exactly the feeling you'll get at HairM. This downtown spot offers a full range of cuts, colors, scalp renewal treatments, massages, hot towel shaves, face treatments, foot treatments, waxing, and everything in between, as well as complementary beverages — including beer and wine — and sports on the various TVs. Can't make it into town? There's a location in Beaverton, as well.
What's better than a shave and a haircut? A shave, haircut, and new tattoo, of course. Big Kat's Tattoo and Barbershop is ready to deliver all three for a complete one-stop makeover if you want — but if you're simply looking to groom your mane and not delving into more ink, they've got you covered there, as well, with knowledgeable barbers that do a great job and don't charge an arm and a leg. The earlier you go, the better — the lines can get a little long in the afternoon — and plus that gives you a perfect excuse to grab a lunchtime beer at one of the nearby bars once your cut is finished.
Along with having one of the more interesting names we've heard, Persons of Interest also serves up some of the best haircuts in Williamsburg. This relaxed shop welcomes both appointments and walk-ins with quality tunes, a healthy stack of interesting reading material, and a good choice of beverages: seltzer, Coke, or Brooklyn Lager. The prices are reasonable, and the list of services includes everything a guy needs — cuts, clean ups, beard trims, shaves, and a combo cut/shave — and nothing he doesn't.
When a place has been voted Best Barbershop in America multiple times, you expect a lot from it. And Frank's Barbershop doesn't disappoint. Its service menu includes traditional haircuts with contemporary styling, hot towel shaves, manicures, facials, waxing services, and grey-blending for both your top-of-head and facial hair. All of which is complemented by the excellent, old-school service and man's lounge, where you'll find TVs, a billiards table, reading materials, free beverages, and even a dart board — making a trip to Frank's less of a chore and more of a relaxing respite from your other commitments.
There are more than enough places in Manhattan to buy men's apothecary goods — but if you're looking for something unique, MiN New York might be your best bet. This upscale SOHO shop features a lush interior of dark wood, exposed brick, and leather couches — as well as an espresso bar — but it's the outstanding selection that's the real draw, with rare and exclusive brands stocking the shelves, a solid line of self-branded goods, and concierge services available that promise one-on-one counseling to find the fragrance, products, and tools that are right for you.
Remember the movie Barbershop? Ever wished you could visit a place just like it? Legends The Barbershop is about as close as you're going to get. Not only did it serve as the basis for the shop in the film, but the owner, Brian "Goose The Barber" Davis, was the basis for Ice Cube's Calvin. Back in the real world, you can expect colorful banter, good music, a diverse crowd, and, of course, terrific haircuts. Appointments recommended.
Most of the time, you're lucky if you get a decent conversation included with your grooming service. At Sloane Square Barbers & Shoppe, you'll get much more than that. This South Beach spot is membership-focused — members receive unlimited monthly haircuts, among other benefits — but still offers its full menu of a la carte services to non-members. Those include haircuts, hot lather shaves, beard trims, facials, hair coloring, and manicures, and a high-end selection of hair and face products are available, as well. Oh, and the conversation is good — perhaps even as satisfying as the shoulder massage and drink that's included with your haircut.
It's not very big. And it's really cramped — but there's a perfectly good excuse. See, Pasteur Pharmacy has to be crowded to fit the largest selection of men's shaving supplies in NYC inside its walls. Inside its modest exterior you'll find a seemingly endless array of creams, brushes, razors, and blades, from top-shelf manufacturers like Jack Black, L'Occitane, Merkur, iKon, Weleda, and more, along with a solid selection of more common pharmacy-style goods like deodorant, toothpaste, and soap. [Scouted by Michael]
There are plenty of ways to judge a barbershop. Us? We like to go buy how many bottles of Jameson are visible when you step through the door. Okay, not really — the guys at the Proper Barber Shop really can cut hair. But the atmosphere doesn't hurt. Dedicated to serving as not just a barber shop but a haven for men, this quality shop offers haircuts and shaves, as well as stacks of vintage Playboys for you to peruse as you wait, and cold cans of PBR or shots of Irish whiskey for those customers who make the cut. Pun not intended.