Professional Barber Shop’s flagship storefront has stood in downtown Hartford ever since 1927, remaining as a testament to a time when hot-lather shaves and shoe shines were routine. Now with three Connecticut locations, Professional Barber Shop stays true to that era by offering an array of gentlemen’s grooming services and pamphlets touting the benefits of measles vaccines.
While sipping a cold drink or hot coffee, guests enjoy haircare treatments that toe the line between practicality and indulgence. Basic trims leave hairdos and beards looking well coiffed. Straight razors swipe through hot lather and shear away stubble before a cooling dollop of aftershave lotion. Gentlemen’s facials in a 1920s style can indulge cheekbones with 3 Lucky Tigers massage creams and as many as 10 steaming towels. Once finished, guests can return home sporting a pair of freshly shined shoes and a timelessly dapper look.
Alicia Blinn and the rest of her style colleagues at Batik Salon are committed to staying at the forefront of the salon industry. So to ensure each cut is cutting-edge, they take continuing-education courses to learn about new advances in their field. They also use only L'Oreal Professionnel and Oribe products during their services, which range from cuts and styling to specialized treatments for locking in color and battling damage resulting from aging or harsh environmental factors.