Warm lather dapples the faces of reclined patrons of Capps Barbers. Barbers, their hands steady and sure, pull glinting straight razors across whiskers, flicking aside the foam. During the shaves, hot towels open facial pores, and relaxing neck and shoulder massages ease tension from filling in for a muskrat on a totem pole. Shears purr through hair in short and long cuts beneath shelves laden with Paul Mitchell, Woody's, and Crew styling products. Patrons pivot in crimson barber chairs or wait in leather wingback armchairs in a lounge area, where wedding parties may sip their favorite brews before the big day. Monthly membership packages include unlimited haircuts, free or discounted shaves, and free cuts for kids under 13 years of age.
For the last 20 years, HCI Hair Solutions has helped men and women to fight hair loss with laser treatments. Low-level laser beams inundate the scalp, increasing blood flow and stimulating hair follicles. The treatment can stop the process of hair loss, support the health of hair transplants, and even trigger new growth of thick, shiny strands for some patients. In addition to laser treatments, the company covers heads with wigs, grafts, hair extensions, and Victorian bonnets crafted from human hair.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I offer an upscale shop for men of all ages. We offer the best haircuts in town. Low prices, online scheduling, and a huge variety of services. I'm the only barber/stylist, meaning you'll get consistent service every time. You will never feel out of place here.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My motivation for this business comes from past frustrations with chain salons/barber shops, inexperienced stylists, long wait times for services, lack of knowledge on latest styles, and impersonal feels. Also a need for a full-service salon/barber shop.
What do you love most about your job?
I take pride in being a business providing a multitude of services for men and children. My clients' happiness is of the utmost importance to me. I have never had to turn a client away for lack of services. The look on my clients' faces when they see the finished product is priceless.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"You are my new barber!"
It’s safe to assume that a barbershop named Mens Place focuses mostly on men’s grooming services. Look around the entrance, however, and you’ll find no sign that reads “No Girls Allowed.” Rather than flaunt its status as a male-only retreat, Mens Place opts for subtlety with its glossy stone floors, black-leather chairs, and dark-wood accents—not to mention haircuts and styling services that create sharp new looks in a business-like 30 minutes. When they do exceed that self-designated time limit, the stylists have good reason; usually they take a few extra minutes to highlight locks or camouflage gray hairs. When they turn their attention away from the scalp, it’s to arch eyebrows, shine shoes, and escort their clients to a jacuzzi bath filled with cologne.
Hi Lights Hair Studio's international team of versatile stylists can attend to beauty needs with a wide range of services. They add flair to hair with ammonia-free color treatments, Pravana smoothing, Brazilian blowouts, and highlights?easier ways to achieve a flattering new look than begging Rainbow Fish to give you his scales. Also on the menu are designer haircuts for both men and women, facial waxing, and multidimensional glossing. In addition, the manicurist on staff, who boasts almost 30 years in the field, specializes in European pedicures that spruce up the feet and uplift the mind and body.