Whether he works a close crop and smooth cheeks or a wind-tossed coif paired with subtle whiskers, a man’s hair style is an important part of his look. Get the perfect do at one of these rugged, man-friendly shops and salons and you’ll get the upkeep you need with the style you deserve.
1 2 B Groomed
A little bit old school, a little bit modern, this spot wins the award for mixing traditional and trendy. The interior is classic with hardwoods and silver-plated vanity lights, but the cuts are clean and sleep. Indulge in a grooming package for some quality pampering, or head to one of their grooming events to ensure you stay a cut above.
270 South 11th St.Philadelphia, PA 19107215.925.3505www.2bgroomed.com
Slide into a worn leather chair and let Joe McMenamin, aka Joe the Barber, do his thing. This award-winning shop knows how to do the classic cut and shave right. A relaxed atmosphere and likable clientele make this errand a breeze.
1324 Locust St.Philadelphia, PA 19107215.545.2626www.groomphilly.com
3 Michael Alan's Fine Barbers
City commuters may want to stay close to home for their cut once they discover this South Jersey destination. Great cuts in cool antique chairs, cigars and a big screen in the waiting room and pool tables for after? You'll be finding an excuse to get a cut more often.
1400 King's HighwayCherry Hill, NJ 08034856.354.1212www.mabarbers.com
4 Style of Man
Want a quick cut that won't cut into the early afternoon meeting? Want a modern spot that understands that a clipper can't do it all? Want a smokin' stylist who will pose for you as Miss November? This is the place ... although the annual employee calendar comes at an extra cost.
5 American Male
A little edgy, a little preppy -- kinda like a cleaned up version of your college frat house -- this mini chain caters to guys who want to to be treated well but wouldn't dare enter their girlfriend's froo froo salon. It's casual vibe is surpassed only by its quality cuts. And who can resist a service that includes a free scalp massage?
37 South 16th St., Second FloorPhiladelphia, PA 19102215.496.0229www.americanmale.com