Before the invention of scissors, hair could only be shortened via naturally occurring escalator snags and inevitable bonfire curiosity. Snip strands the newfangled way with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get 12 men’s-haircut packages at Cutters & Co (a $264 value). Each package includes:
- Men’s haircut
- A scalp massage
Cutters & Co, a classic men’s barbershop located in the historical Chase Hotel, staffs an amiable crew of experienced shearers. With a dozen cuts to look forward to, clients can divvy out their ‘do cleanups over a year or stick with a traditional clip every two weeks for six months. During the haircut, patrons swig complimentary water, soda, or beer while coif crafters hone in on hairline irregularities such as widow’s peaks, cowlicks, and Medusa snakes. Agile digits massage billows of rich lather into scalps and strands to prep head topiaries for pruning. Follicular visionaries then crop tufts into mane masterpieces, lopping tresses close to the root or trimming off only split ends to allow ample slack for lock lassos to snare runaway pet cockatiels.
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.
Central West End
212 N Kingshighway Blvd.
St Louis, Missouri 63108