Even men who are experts at mowing the lawn often can't wield whirring blades deftly enough to nicely trim their own hair and avoid dissecting head-top bunnies. Hire a professional hair-maintenancer with today's Groupon: for $35, you get two Executive haircuts with a center stylist, plus 20% off any haircare products purchased during the visit, at 18|8 Men's Haircare and Grooming Centers (up to a $78 value). This Groupon is valid at the locations in Costa Mesa and Pasadena.
At 18|8, talented stylists and aestheticians upgrade executive heads with sleek looks crafted to current male style standards. After a brisk tête-à-tête with the salon coordinator, dignified dudes sip complimentary beer, coffee, or pomade as they await the stylish reshaping of their hairscape. Next, gents are guided to a semiprivate booth, where they answer questions about their lifestyle, preferred hair products, desired cut, and favorite oatmeal accompaniment. The Executive haircut, which includes a five-minute neck-and-shoulder massage, a thorough shampooing and conditioning, and a hot-towel wrap, leaves once-weary boardroom pompadours looking simultaneously relaxed and commanding. At the end of each visit, a stylist reviews proper mane-maintenance practices with clients, giving personalized product suggestions designed to keep follicles healthy and hair as flawless as a plan to fit a child's sweater onto a slumbering hippo.
Though 18|8 Men's Haircare and Grooming Centers sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
18|8 Fine Men's Salons
Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.
Terrific customer service, very upscale decor and well maintained equipment and premises.Darrell L., Yelp, 5/7/10
The shop is clean and organized, made for men, drinks available, etc. Couldn't ask for a better place to go.Sean L., Yelp, 5/12/11
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Steph is great the place is all around nice with great stylists”
“Offered a great experience and an excellent staff with years of experience to consult and cut your hair. ”
“nice environment complementary coffee, water, soft drinks, beer or wine. next restaurants”