Esquire named Hair M the best barber in Portland in 2010, and CitySearch followed suit two years later. The barbershop has also been featured in the New York Times, Men's Health magazine, and the nightmares of unibrows everywhere. The evidence is plain?a man can get a mean haircut at Hair M. But the business offers so much more.
An environment of rugged wood paneling punctuated with HDTVs tuned to sports channels makes the most style-phobic fellow feel welcome, and the bar serving Widmer beers and fine wines doesn't hurt either. Besides regal grooming services, Hair M performs upscale face and body treatments, and keeps a massage therapist on staff at both locations.
Licensed aesthetician Betty Vang works at Spades Lash Beauty Bar, located within 77 Salon, to beautify her clients with eyelash extensions. Her steady hand allows her to precisely place individual silk or mink eyelashes along the lash line, and depending on her clients' wishes, the results can be natural or dramatic looking. Betty also can care for the rest of the body, threading or waxing off unwanted hair or perform the Rep?chage Four Layer Facial, a technique called "the best facial of the Century" by Cosmopolitan UK magazine.
For the past eight years, stylist and salon owner Sia has honed in on trimming male tresses. She lines her shelves with products from American Crew, Paul Mitchell, and Redken for Men—all in an effort to produce stylish, professional cuts. But along with treating hair to high-quality serums, Sia aims to make the experience as tranquil as can be. She puts clients at ease with her friendly personality, and helps relax the senses with hot steamed towels and an invigorating scalp massage.
The barbers at Antonio's Barbershop groom men with haircuts, straight-razor shaves, and beard trims. Guests can kick back with complimentary drinks, enjoying massage chairs and TV, or take advantage of amenities including dry-cleaning, custom tailoring, and a selection of men's sports and business wear.
The veteran haircutters at Barber Dan's give men a clean, fresh look with precise tress trimming and shaping. Patrons can come in for maintenance on whatever hairdo they currently have or ask for one of the barbershop's standard clips, such as the military cut, fade, flattop, or Benedictine monk. Each haircut includes a hot lather and straight-razor shave around the ears and neck to clean up southbound follicles. Men's head-pampering sessions wrap up with a splash of bay rum for a manly musk light enough to go unnoticed by friends but potent enough to attract former wives of Captain Morgan. Barber Dan's is a walk-in barbershop, where grandfathers, fathers, and sons can bravely confront their shared fear of haircuts.