No longer just loved by the ladies, good grooming has become an essential for the modern mad man of today. Let the following 5 barbershops help you keep it short and sweet.
1 Baxter Finley
Cool kids looking to find no-nonsense grooming can take refuge in Baxter Finley’s sleek modern-meets-rustic shop. In fact, a cut and/or a shave is all you’ll find on the menu. However, both services are impeccable. Baxter’s uses only the finest Japanese Feather brand razors and the barbers wield scissors that will have you looking sharp in no time. Maintain your look in-between visits by digging into Baxter’s exquisitely curated range of high-end products. I recommend picking up one of Baxter’s beautiful silver-tipped badger hair shaving brushes, from their eponymous face/hair care line.
2 Sweeney Todd’s Barber Shop
Located in the heart of Los Feliz, a hipster hamlet filled with greasers and bearded boys; Sweeney’s Todd’s Barber Shop is sure to be responsible for their devil-may-care dos. Billed as a “classic” barber shop with long-to-clipper cuts and straight razor shaves, Sweeney Todd’s is like trip back in time—no cell phones, no flat screens—just boys bro-ing down to the musical stylings of Henry Mancini.
3 Gornik & Drucker at Montage Beverly Hills
Guys, gents and even gangsters have been coming to Gornik & Drucker for luxe locks for more than seventy years. According to Hollywood lore, dueling dukes Mickey Cohen and Bugsy Siegel allegedly . . . um, chatted a couple times at Gornik & Drucker. Today, the environs are decidedly less tense, but the classic cuts, facials, and shaves are still worth their rep.
4 The Shave of Beverly Hills
Dudes looking to max and relax should head straight to The Shave of Beverly Hills. In addition to knocking back cold drink upon arriving, and then sitting still for a cut and a shave, men folk who need more R&R can actually order a nap off of The Shaves services menu.
5 The Brighton Shave Co.
I discovered The Brighton Shave Co. a few weeks ago and immediately sent my boyfriend there to kick back, unwind, and clean up his act. I mean beard. He left with baby-soft skin—smooth and clean—without a whisker in sight. While The Brighton Shave Co. offers a full range of cuts and shaves, the wet shave is their specialty. Having seen the results first hand, I can understand why.