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 $12, you get a men’s haircut at Hero Barbershop in Newtown (a $25 value).
Return to the days of straight razor shaves and candy-striped quartet stardom with a modern take on classic barbershop grooming at Hero Barbershop, where experienced stylists have been iterating the art of masculine mane maintenance for more than 60 years. As you sip a brew or similarly satisfying beverage and catch up with sporting feats on the flat-screen television, your tresses are snipped to resemble whatever presidential look you request, from Taft's taper cut and mustache pigtails to FDR's multi-term perm. Afterward, a hot towel touch up tenderly wipes away dispatched strands while a five-minute back massage removes kinks along shoulders and spine.
More than 60 salon pros and their talented apprentices strive to perfect the art of hairdressing at Ricci’s Academy, and the salon-academy has been in business for more than 60 years. Under the guidance of skilled teachers, each with at least 13 years of experience, new-generation tress tamers snip strands to achieve clients' requested looks, from chin-length bobs to the multiterm shoulder-length layers made famous by FDR. A barbering program ensures scissor wielders can also trim with razors to keep men's cuts straight and neat.