Stylish men in Greenville now have a multitude of options when it comes to grooming. The proliferation of barbershops providing services exclusively for men means no more slinking into female-centric salons. From close shaves to full beard treatments, we’ve rounded up some superlative places that will keep guys looking smooth and sharp.
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The barbershop has always been a cultural cornerstone of the African-American community, providing camaraderie and conversation. Al Reid’s shop works on a multicultural clientele doing fades, mohawks, caesars, steam facials, and beard treatments. The VIP room provides shop services for clients in private. 22 West Antrim Dr.
You may hear classic Frank Sinatra in this upscale barbershop with ten cutting stations. They offer two complimentary drinks, and there’s an esthetician in-house for facials, beard facials, manicures, and pedicures. An extra bonus is the on-site or drop-off shoeshine service. 5A E Coffee St and 2241 Augusta St, Greenville.
Owner Jason Bible has created a garage-themed haven for men. Five guys are around to give head shaves, razor shaves, and buzz cuts with complimentary drinks. It’s easy to schedule with online booking; Bible truly wants you to “stay dapper.” Military, police, firefighters, and EMTs receive a discount. 817 E Stone Ave, Greenville.
New to the Village of West Greenville, John Redgrave’s sleek, modern shop is all black and white. In addition to cuts and shaves, they’ll teach you how to use their own 100 percent natural, ethically sourced products that are “good for you and good for the earth,” says founder Robert Watkins. Their beard balms and oils, mustache wax, and hair pomades are handmade in Florence, South Carolina, where their original shop is located. 1256 Pendleton St, Greenville.
With twenty years behind the chair in Greenville, Russ Brannen has been cutting some clients since they were two years old. Offering an extensive range of services like color, facials, shaves, waxing, and manscaping, Mohawk also features accessories, gift certificates, and products from The Art of Shaving and Esquire. 502 Rutherford St, Greenville.
Shaves, beard trims, and even flat tops happen at this authentic twist on an old-time, traditional barbershop. A small, personal place for guys to relax with a bourbon, their new location features a lounge with a pool table, TV, and a bar called the Crow’s Nest. 2603 N Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville.
The all-female staff cuts and shaves their clients in a casual, laid-back atmosphere. A large selection of local beers as well as West End Coffee are offered, plus a neck and shoulder massage. 717 S Main St, Greenville.
Lady owner and master barber Lauren Turner knows what guys like, and that includes not being rushed. This antique-filled, tiny shop serves business professionals with a multicultural staff. Lean on Lauren for her advice with a selection of hair tonics and skin care. 7 West Washington St, Greenville.