This NY-style manstitution harkens back to the barbershop heyday of the '40s, with intricate gold-trimmed walls, classy chandeliers, and a team of friendly hair whisperers that's armed and legged to whip follicles into shape. A tenure spent nestled in the shop's plush fur-fighting chairs can take two forms. Stylishly eradicate facial fuzz with a luxurious hot-lather shave, employing heated shaving cream and a pristine straight-blade to render a clean-cut appearance matched only by Library of Congress cadets and Ken dolls. Or, opt for the all-encompassing haircut service, having your strands styled to your liking as well as lovingly shampooed and conditioned. A shirt-flattering neck-shave is also included, preventing shady back-neck tendril trades.
Mario Anton and Oswaldo Acero combined their talents to create chic and modern hair salon Anton Acero Beauty Studio. Located at the cusp of Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile, the studio is a full-service hair and beauty space born out of Acero’s family salon business in Caracas, Venezuela. In order to refine his techniques and talents after entering the United States, Acero enrolled in the Paul Mitchell Academy, eventually meeting Anton, whose own reputation included stints at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Miami. Together, the pair craft meticulous cuts, perform quick blowouts and offer airbrushed makeup, all from their charming, modern space, where dark wood stands out against the white furniture and teal accent pieces.
There's no such thing as a regular haircut at Sloane Square Barbers & Shoppe. The barbers at this men-only shop add extra touches to every service, and even their most basic option is called a "luxury haircut." It lives up to the name. During the service, barbers hand clients complementary beverages, sit them down in front of a flat screen TV, and then start clipping. They not only snip precise looks, but also massage shoulders and shave the back of necks with a straight razor, just like cowboys used to do before their cowboy proms. Visitors can also opt to groom their nails or refresh skin with mini-facials.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Hot shave
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Moroccanoil