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 $25, you get an emperor hair cut at Hair M (a $55 value), valid at both the downtown Portland and Beaverton locations.
One of the Portland’s few male-centric salons, Hair M pampers scalp hides without putting on frills. The 60-minute emperor’s cut starts with a shampoo and condition to soften strands and cleanse away the ghosts of bowl-cuts past. Next, a steam towel treatment, 10-minute scalp kneading, and hand massage will loosen tightly wound muscles and leave locks feeling loose and ready for the mane event. Hair M’s skilled scissor-wielders are trained in the latest cutting techniques, allowing them to perfectly tailor threads to suit masculine face shapes, hide hair lines, or match your car’s pinstriping.
While awaiting a sophisticated cut, bodies can imbibe a complimentary glass of wine, coffee, or local Widmer Brothers beer fresh from the tap. Roving gazes can take in the polished wood interior, surf the web via complimentary WiFi, or focus in on LCD TV screens playing manly-favorites such as the news, sports, and Meerkat Manor on loop.
- The staff at Hair M do an excellent job at providing quality service for your grooming needs. They are the best in town. – cnav, Cityserach
- Expectations Met & Superseded: Gentlemen, if after a long days labor, you desire to treat yourself to a trim that leaves you rejuvenated, Hair M is the place. My first experience at this men's salon met and superseded my expectations in every detail. – Yahoo! Local User
Esquire named Hair M the best barber in Portland in 2010, and CitySearch followed suit two years later. The barbershop has also been featured in the New York Times, Men's Health magazine, and the nightmares of unibrows everywhere. The evidence is plain—a man can get a mean haircut at Hair M. But the business offers so much more.
An environment of rugged wood paneling punctuated with HDTVs tuned to sports channels makes the most style-phobic fellow feel welcome, and the bar serving Widmer beers and fine wines doesn't hurt either. Besides regal grooming services, Hair M performs upscale face and body treatments, and keeps a massage therapist on staff at both locations.