Like Samson, a man's physical strength is directly proportional to the length of his hair, which is why The Beatles spent most of the 1960s crushing classical marble busts with their bare hands. Trade some strength for a new look with today's Groupon: for $28, you get an Old South Signature haircut and stimulating scalp massage (up to a $58 value) at Old South Barber Spa on State Street.
Belying its moniker, Old South Barber Spa is a modern facility where the bountiful charm and amenities of an old-world Southern men’s club are ladled into a historic home’s luxurious confines. Transform tussled ‘dos into prim noodle nests with the Old South Signature haircut (up to $36), which first employs a consultation with the steady-handed skills of professional barbers to craft each coiffure so it complements the individual cranium at hand. Each cut begins with an invigorating shampoo, hot-lather neck shave, style, and complimentary beverage. An additional stimulating scalp massage (up to $22) exposes patrons to new levels of relaxation with 15 minutes of neck and scalp pampering for body-toppers overworked from pondering life’s mysteries, such as why so many pigeons want to talk about westward expansion. Complimentary beverages, as well as cigars available for purchase, are also offered to patrons.
Old South Barber Spa is located in a historic three-story home dating from 1794, with 3,000 square feet of space and private grooming areas. The pleasantly placid atmosphere surrounds visitors in a comforting blanket of rich mahogany, lavish furnishings, and original antique heart pine floors that evoke the drawing rooms of historic gentlemen’s clubs, outfitted with enough blazing hearths and writing desks to sate the appetite of an entire Sherlock Holmes blog collective. Surround yourself in posh décor before strutting out with a striking new type of scalp growth thanks to today’s Groupon to Old South Barber Spa.
The Charleston City Paper gave Old South Barber Spa the Reader's Pick: Best Barber Shop, and Staff Pick: Best Hope for Good Male Hygiene awards in 2010. The shop was also featured in Charlie. Nearly 2,845 Facebookers like Old South Barber Spa, Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5-stars, and six Google Mappers bestow a perfect five-star average.
- Unlike any spiral-post cuttery we’ve ever seen, this old-fashioned Mecca of barbershops offers a place where any old chump can leave feeling like a million bucks. – Olivia Gossett, Charleston City Paper
- The best part of this slow, relaxing approach to men’s style and grooming…is the way that it literally resets the day. – Jason A. Zwiker, Charlie
Old South Barber Spa
Belying its moniker, Old South Barber Spa is a modern facility where the charms and amenities of an old-fashioned southern men’s club are ladled into a historical home’s luxurious confines. The shop’s barbers carefully trim hairs and gently shave beards and necklines using hot lather, shave oils, and a straightedge razor; the way it was done in the good old days when all walks to school were uphill on sidewalks made of quicksand. Barbers also treat hands and feet with manicures and pedicures, and pores with facials designed to rejuvenate and brighten skin.
Old South Barber Spa’s pleasantly placid interior, located inside a 217-year-old home, surrounds visitors in a comforting blanket of rich mahogany, lavish furnishings, and original antique heart-pine floors that evoke the drawing rooms of historical gentlemen’s clubs. In addition to banishing split ends to exile in a dustpan, customers may partake in complimentary beverages and shoeshines, and top off their spa experience by visiting the cigar bar, which will also enhance their Groucho Marx impressions.
10 State St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29401