This NY-style manstitution harkens back to the barbershop heyday of the '40s, with intricate gold-trimmed walls, classy chandeliers, and a team of friendly hair whisperers that's armed and legged to whip follicles into shape. A tenure spent nestled in the shop's plush fur-fighting chairs can take two forms. Stylishly eradicate facial fuzz with a luxurious hot-lather shave, employing heated shaving cream and a pristine straight-blade to render a clean-cut appearance matched only by Library of Congress cadets and Ken dolls. Or, opt for the all-encompassing haircut service, having your strands styled to your liking as well as lovingly shampooed and conditioned. A shirt-flattering neck-shave is also included, preventing shady back-neck tendril trades.
There's no such thing as a regular haircut at Sloane Square Barbers & Shoppe. The barbers at this men-only shop add extra touches to every service, and even their most basic option is called a "luxury haircut." It lives up to the name. During the service, barbers hand clients complementary beverages, sit them down in front of a flat screen TV, and then start clipping. They not only snip precise looks, but also massage shoulders and shave the back of necks with a straight razor, just like cowboys used to do before their cowboy proms. Visitors can also opt to groom their nails or refresh skin with mini-facials.
Mario Anton and Oswaldo Acero combined their talents to create chic and modern hair salon Anton Acero Beauty Studio. Located at the cusp of Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile, the studio is a full-service hair and beauty space born out of Acero’s family salon business in Caracas, Venezuela. In order to refine his techniques and talents after entering the United States, Acero enrolled in the Paul Mitchell Academy, eventually meeting Anton, whose own reputation included stints at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Miami. Together, the pair craft meticulous cuts, perform quick blowouts and offer airbrushed makeup, all from their charming, modern space, where dark wood stands out against the white furniture and teal accent pieces.
Survivors of Bravo TV’s salon makeover show Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Pablo Hernandez’s team of savvy stylists prunes the entire body with haircuts and coloring, nail care, and waxing services. Keratin treatments and Japanese thermal straightening treatments put troublemaking locks in line, whereas perms bend them into undulating cascades. Artists can also apply makeup for special events, such as weddings or grand openings of neighborhood grocers. Additionally, the salon caters to masculine bristles with men’s haircuts and beard trims or shaves.
Chief barber Ray Agnew runs his manly styling den with the goal of providing three simple services: a good haircut, a clean shave, and TV with sports on it. Each of Upper Kutz's leather styling chairs features its own TV screen, a reclining function, and armrests carved from Paul Bunyan's wooden rocking horse. Committed to helping men to achieve stylish looks, Upper Kutz provides expertise with each service, from basic trims to beard grooming and hair coloring.