Shaggy hair can box guys into a corner in the job market and tickle the face off a significant other. Today's Groupon protects fragile frontispieces and makes males look job-ready: for $19, you get two men's haircuts, each with a choice of beverage (a $44 value) at Cutters & Co., a men's-only barbershop located in the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.
Lose a little off the top at Cutters & Co., where men chew the fat in the comfort of the barbershop's stress-busting massage chairs. Guests don't have to join a quartet, but they may find themselves singing songs of glee throughout the thorough shampooing and scalp massage, performed by the deft hands of an experienced barber. A haircut frees lengthy locks from their scalp-bindings, while their former jailers indulge in gentlemanly tippling, imbibing bottled water, bubbly soda, and chest-hair-cultivating beer.
Tucked inside the basement of the historic Chase Park Plaza Hotel, Cutters & Co. occupies a space that another famous barbershop once called home: a shop that cleaned up the notorious Rat Pack when they stopped in for a break from eating cheese and spreading plague. The conversational atmosphere enhances the classic barbershop ambience, as does the friendly lineup of trained tonsorial artists.
Cutters & Co.
The Rat Pack members were known for their smooth tunes, charming personalities, and classic style. When they visited St. Louis, the quintet kept themselves looking sharp with trips to a barbershop tucked inside the basement of the historic Chase Park Plaza. Though the original barbershop is long gone, Cutters & Co. picked up the slack, and today its staff carries on the tradition at the original barbershop's location. Cutters opened in true Rat Pack style on Frank Sinatra's 90th birthday, providing the community with artful male grooming, including expert haircuts that come with a scalp massage, a shampoo, and a Sammy Davis, Jr.–mustache application. The shop's signature service encompasses a haircut, a hot-towel facial, and a chair massage. Guests are even encouraged to kick back with a complimentary beer from Cutters' fully stocked cooler of seasonal brews. Past brands have included Corona for Cinco de Mayo, Schlafly summer lager to kick off summer 2012, and Budweiser as a tribute to the Rat Pack's favorite drink.