Clients often linger at the Mens Dept. Barbershop, even well after their haircuts and shaves come to a close. The shop functions much like a clubhouse for grown-ups, with dart boards, a pool table, and leather couches set in front of an HD TV. The staff keeps beer on tap, or it can mix up root beer floats for younger visitors (or the young at heart). Indeed, the barbershop serves as an ideal place to watch a game or play some cards, but the most important events still happen at its 10 barber chairs, which are split into two separate rooms and parallel dimensions. For a signature cut, barbers shampoo and massage the scalp before cutting hair and shaving the neckline for good measure—complete with a hot-towel treatment to melt away any tension. The team's expertise in getting rid of hair also extends to four levels of shaving services as well as facial and body waxing.
Continuing an enterprise as old as the historical 1950s building it calls home, Salon 314's multifaceted stylists add drama to tresses with custom haircuts and non-ammonia coloring services. The salon's space blends modern and retro décor and washes guests in neutral colors as they enter, immediately followed by staffers offering to wash palates in complimentary beverages, such as tea, coffee, and soda. Stylists begin appointments with verbal consultations, and then employ their own special techniques as they color and sculpt a variety of hair types into 'dos suited to clients' tastes and apply bleach highlights with foil to turn hair into landing beacons for tossed hats and migrating butterflies.
Ashley Lynn Riggs, a Clearwater native, has been styling, cutting, and coloring hair for over 10 years. The experience has enabled her to work with even the wildest of manes, and Ashley Lynn welcomes clients with all hair types and textures, including fine hair and hair as frizzy as an electrified treasure troll. On top of being a color specialist, she also takes pride in her skills working with bridal parties and crafting formal updos.