Men, who are usually experts at mowing the lawn, often can't wield whirring blades deftly enough to nicely trim their own hair and avoid dissecting head-top bunnies. Hire a professional hair-maintenancer with today's Groupon: for $35, you get two executive haircuts with a center stylist (a $74 total value) at 18|8 Men's Hair and Grooming Center. Your Groupon is good at the three man-spaloons in the area.
Though you'll come to 18|8 for the complimentary beer, wine, soda, or coffee, you'll stay for the hyper-masculine, results-driven hairsperience. Before your snipping, you'll receive a hair examination and talk to a stylist about your preferred look. An executive haircut includes a five-minute head, neck, and shoulder massage, a thorough shampooing, and the titular cut, leaving you somehow both lax and commanding. All services at 18|8 conclude with a hot towel wrapped about your entire face like a startled, warm cat clinging to your head.
After a week in corporate combat, losing precious free time away from the big game or a bar in the name of beauty can sound painful. But shag-snipping at the guy-friendly salon 18|8 is something to look forward to, not least because of your desire to dispose of the shaggy hair that keeps you unintentionally camouflaged in the job jungle and that neck fuzz that attracts nest-building birds. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
- They work with you to find the cut and style that will work best for you. They are very friendly people, which is important to me - I want to be with a stylist who actually CARES whether I look good or not. – PaulV001, Citysearch
- Eighteen Eight in Pasadena provides men's haircare in an upscale setting without that uncomfortable "I'm a guy in a salon" feeling. – Nick C., Insider Pages
18|8 Fine Men's Salons
Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.