Robert’s Barber Lounge combines the traditional touches of a classic barbershop with contemporary elements and salon services. Men relax or read the news on provided iPads as barbers employ brushes and hot towels in the Old School straight-razor shave. The Lounge caters to female clients as well, offering manicures, pedicures, waxing, and blow-outs, and offer all clients the chance to order a bag lunch to take with them as they dash out the door.
HiEndTight Barbershop & Supply celebrates the barbershop's place as an American cultural touchstone with man-centric grooming services. A team of licensed barbers conjures an ambiance of old-fashioned masculinity with shaves and haircuts replete with strap-honed straight razors, neck shaves, and discussions about favorite presidential facial hair. Hot-towel aromatherapy and a collection of nostalgic aftershaves send their scents throughout an interior distinguished by Arizona Wildcats memorabilia and deep reds and blues. Outside their own business, HiEndTight Barbershop keeps the traditional barbershop alive by selling barber essentials, such as clippers, razors, and Jonny B styling products.
Cut it up Barber Lounge cleans up and beautifies 'dos with a wide range of services for both men and women. Men's hair services include modern or traditional cuts, precision shaves with lavender or eucalyptus-infused hot-towels, and color services. Women's services include extensions, updos, and full and partial highlights. If desired, clients can sip a glass of wine or cold beer before the stylists set to work.
The six owners of North Scott Barber Salon know each other quite well, since they all met and trained at the same salon before opening their own styling spot. Between them, they share 90 years of industry experience, which they deftly wield while performing services for both men and women such as haircuts, highlights, conditioning treatments, and mani-pedis. Inside, purple, green, and beige walls surround tidy stations equipped with square full-length mirrors, and outside, an iconic candy-striped pole hangs out front, signaling the hair services within.
It begins with a facial massage with MMIV shave oil, creating a protective barrier and conditioning the skin with Vitamin E. Next, warm towels open pores, soften scruff, and relax muscles without the adverse and downright weird affects of a horse tranquilizer. Finally, hand-whipped MMIV shave cream coats jawlines, another product packed with Vitamin E as well as green tea. This process comprises just the preliminary steps for an Ultimate Shave at M.U.G. Men's Ultimate Grooming. Once faces are prepped, specially trained barbers shave with, and then against, the grain. Then, they wrap smooth faces in a cool towel before spreading on moisturizer like butter on a dry Thanksgiving turkey—but without Grams and Aunt Carol watching closely.
All of the MMIV products are exclusive to M.U.G. Its masterminds spent almost a decade formulating them specifically for the Ultimate Shave, making sure each held an ample amount of conditioning Vitamin E. The staff, which also cuts and colors hair, trusts in the products so fully that they'll give you a refund if the MMIV line doesn't deliver the closest shave since Napoleon bear-crawled away from Waterloo, sobbing into his epaulets.
Carolyn B. Melby has more certifications and licenses than she can shake a stick at—an obvious truth when you consider that she has yet to receive a certification in stick shaking. During her 30-plus years in the skincare industry, Carolyn has earned an aesthetician license, two business degrees, a certification in permanent makeup, and a license in medical laser technology in the state of Arizona. Given such a broad skill set, her similarly wide selection of services comes as little surprise to her clients. Of her many talents, Carolyn most often works with aging, acne-prone, or hyperpigmented skin—conditions that she diligently treats with high-end services such as microdermabrasion, skin-rejuvenation therapy, and permanent makeup applications.