224 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Step into the shop and return to the past, in the early ’50s when men wouldn’t walk down the street without a suit, shined shoes, a freshly done shave and a crisp haircut. To replicate that feel of a spa (as they say, when nobody even knew what a spa was) the menu is divided into “the basics” (“little rascals” is the haircut for under 12), “shaving and grooming” for hot shave, straight razor cut, mustache trim and “indulgence necessities” such as scalp, neck and shoulder massage. VIP memberships are available to the client who wants to indulge in personal pampering without waiting in line.
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Churchill’s Barber Shop
12 S.E. 1st St.
Miami, FL 33131
Churchill’s has dark brown wood-paneled walls filled with products, a large couch and a bar with manly man drinks (or coffee in case). A hot shave, a sharp-razor haircut and a pouf of talcum while sipping whiskey and reading a men’s magazine are what create that vintage warm atmosphere in which every man will encounter old-world charm, professionalism and cleanliness. Ask for Matthew to receive the signature treatment.
Sloane Square Barbers & Shoppe
1322 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Nothing is more reminiscent of Old England than Sloane Square. The boutique is a modern gentlemen’s sanctuary where men are groomed and pampered. The membership-based club offers English-style, straight-razor hot lather shaves, beard trims, luxury haircuts as well as a la carte services for non-members. Pampering includes mini-facials and nail grooming. Memberships vary depending on the service of choice. The list includes an exclusive offer called “groomsmen party.”
Upper Kutz Barbershop
3527 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Situated in the south part of the Design District, this salon has the pampering elements of old-school barber and the modern touch of leather stylist chairs with individual flat screens which ensure a pleasant and comfortable experience. As the name implies, the barbers at this shop are manly men and know exactly what it takes to leave a man feeling good about his new haircut.
Chop Shop Barbershop
7283 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33138
This shop has a carefree atmosphere with urban, industrial décor including graffiti on a shutter, a gadget and gifts display (you can even buy Chop Shop high-tops) and a car-shaped DJ station. Classic services like shaves with straight razors and finished with a hot towel clash with Bigen dye treatments and designs. Combination treatments are all Formula 1 inspired, like “the works,” “full tune up” and “chop shop detail.” The “Cut & Scratch” and “DJ Battles” events promise live music and grooming.
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