Although birds are a non-judgmental bunch of aviators, they enjoy a good view when they fly above parks and walkways gazing at the scalps of flightless humans. Keep the birds in mind with today's deal: for $13, you get a men's haircut with a straight-razor neck shave and more from State Street Barbers (a $27 value). This Groupon is valid for redemption at State Street Barbers' Chicago locations in Lincoln Park, Old Town, the Southport corridor, and the brand new location in River North.
All four State Street locations are designed to look and feel like the old-timey barbershops of yesteryear, lacking only a roving quartet of harmonious vocalists in straw boaters. Sidle up to whichever storefront is most convenient and ready your masculinity for affirmation with a high-quality haircut. After settling down in a comfortable chair you'll start the haircut, tailored to your precise specifications, followed by an invigorating shampoo and condition to rid head-nests of stowaway dolphins. A staff member skilled in the ways of hot lather and straight razor will give you a neck shave sure to leave your visage soothed and gleaming, and a relaxing shoulder massage to leave you covered in an overwhelming sensation of wellness. Clients can refresh palates with a beverage from the shop's selection of Julius Meinl hot teas and coffee. State Street barbers and stylists are trained professionals, schooled in both the time-honored traditions of barbering as well as the latest trends in contemporary styling, so you can stroll away looking like an optimum blend of Don Draper and his modern equivalent, Barry Switzer.
Stop in to clean up your act, or present this offer as a gift for Father's Day, Bloomsday, or General Man-mansday.
This Groupon is only valid for new clients and clients who haven't visited in more than six months.
State Street Barbers has received extensive local and national press, including features by NBC 5 Chicago and Esquire magazine, as well as being voted one of the top ten barbershops in the US by Playboy magazine. Yelpers give the Lincoln Park and Southport locations an average of four stars, and they give the Old Town location an average of 4.5 stars:
- In Chicago, State Street Barbers is continuing the classic barbershop traditions. It was started by two Northwestern business students who realized that nobody was offering the salon-type experience specifically targeted toward men. – Marcus Riley, NBC 5 Chicago
- This is the best place to get a haircut. They take walkins (I'm an appointment guy though), have good reading material, and a great atmosphere. – Josh B., Yelp
- A good hair cut is important, and this place can deliver everytime [sic]. – Boss M., Yelp
State Street Barbers
State Street Barbers opened its first shop more than a decade ago. The owner Mike Malik, had a goal to create a place where modern men's hairstyles met time-honored barbershop traditions, like straight-razor shaves and breaking into song with your three best friends. Customers soon clamored for spots in the shop's throne-like leather chairs, so much so that State Street Barbers now boasts four Chicago locations.
To find out more about the shop, we chatted with one of the barbers, Rami "The Razor" Natour. Cutting hair just might be hereditary—his great-grandfather was a barber, too.
On State Street Barbers' signature haircuts
Naturally, haircuts are the shop's bread and butter. But the ones at State Street nab you more than just a trim. “Every haircut includes a shampoo, conditioner, hot lather neck shave, a mini neck massage, and a hot towel over the face," Rami says.
On what keeps regulars coming back
“They love the ambiance. It’s an old, classic feel. We have a lot of vintage stuff.” For example: Rami’s great-grandfather’s antique razors and strops, which currently live in the shop’s display case. As for the decor, “It’s all oak wood, all around. The stations are wood, the floors are hardwood.”
On a not-so-secret State Street Barbers perk
“We offer complimentary neck shaves to our clients,” Rami says. “So they can come in anytime for a cleanup, which just includes the sideburns, around the ears, and a neck shave, for free."