Some tools never outlive their usefulness. For the highly trained barbers of Handlebars Barber Shop, those tools are: Pomade, a 1967 edition of Practice and Science of Standard Barbering, a straight razor, and an artistic eye. Complete with a Plinko game and vintage barber chair, Handlebars has an assuredly old-school vibe. However the barbers combine the retro style with contemporary trends and an eagerness to innovate.
Scissors and free-hand clipper techniques help the staff shape flattering new 'dos. These range from pompadours to beard trims and well-balanced buzzcuts, which look far more professional than the ones performed by a hungry goat. The team also views relaxation as a key part of the barbershop experience, hence the steamed towels and shoulder massage that come with their signature cut service.
Hair stylist, makeup artist, and nail technician beautifies her clients in a number of ways, from arranging locks into a new 'do to dressing up fingers with OPI gel polish. A certified hair extension provider, she also helps her clients keep their unique styles fresh with beauty advice and color tips.
If you traveled back in time to see Shelly Rewinkle when she was a little girl, you probably wouldn't expect her to become a hairstylist. That's because she spent most of her time playing with boys and riding dirt bikes in California. But ever since the late 80s, this tomboy-turned-stylist has strengthened her skills by working in salons and training with brands such as Aveda and American Crew.
As the owner of Grand Salon, Shelly leads a team of stylists, who tend to manes and pour complimentary glasses of wine and cucumber water. In addition to their expert services, they have been known to go above and beyond by feeding clients' meters, grabbing their lunch, and videotaping their children's clarinet recitals. All of this takes place inside an old plant warehouse, where 20 skylights illumine the cavernous space. Before opening, Shelly brought in craftsmen to build tabletops out of old wood. By mixing these natural elements with the industrial feel of the building, she created a modern ambiance that still feels warm and inviting. At the front of salon, a boutique displays art and accessories alongside products by Bumble and bumble and Kerastase.