Sprucing up a hairdo before a big date, like getting beaned during the World Series, is a guaranteed way to get to first base. Score a smooch with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get three haircuts at Goodfellows in Royal Oak (up to a $51 value). This Groupon can be used by an individual, shared among family and friends, or used to philanthropically clean up a shaggy-hair boy band.
The savvy barbers at Goodfellows cut, sculpt, and coddle unruly coifs in a charmingly old-school environment filled with antique boxing gloves, debonair hats, and classic black-and-white photos. Rows of glossy, restored barber chairs cradle ancillary bodies as scalp streamers are skillfully snipped and clipped into topiarian symmetry. Gents can choose from a lineup of classic clipper cuts (a $15 value each), as well as custom 'dos and flattops that double as dapper dance floors for soft-shoe raindrops. Once crops are complete, steady-handed barbers smother errant neck follicles in clouds of foam from an antique hot-lather machine, then escort them smoothly away on the backs of razors. Ladies’ (a $17 value each) and tots’ trims (a $13 value each) round out the service roster, and troves of old-school toys and post-haircut lollipops distract juvenile tongues from a tempting candy-stripe barber pole.
28530 Woodward Ave.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073