Until pillow manufacturers perfect an overnight grooming cushion, humans will continue waking up with bad hair days. Combat your coiffy nightmares with today's Groupon: for $9, you get a men's haircut at The Barber Pole, in Birmingham (an $18 value). This Groupon is valid for new clients or returning clients whose last visit was more than six months ago.
The Barber Pole cuts the fluff by offering local men traditional barber services in a quintessential barbershop atmosphere. Much like its bitter enemy, baldness, the shop is hereditary, passing through the owning family for three generations. Its men's cuts ($18) craft a combination technique of clippers and scissors-over-comb, approaching cowlicks and mane planes with equal dexterity. The site blabs its tuft-tamers' hours online, making it easy for regulars and unoccupied paparazzi to know when they are on duty.
A row of barber chairs swivel atop a black-and-white checkerboard floor, reflected by the wall-length mirror. The old-fashioned vibe is heightened by services such as straight-razor shaves and shoe shines, but it's the hair-harvesting that landed the shop as a 2010 nominee for Best Barber on WDIV Detroit. The shop recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, and after a last-minute cancellation from the garbage-man trio, the shop settled on a barbershop quartet to sing their praises.
164 S Old Woodward
Birmingham, Michigan 48009Get Directions