By Mary Wheeler
Professional Barber Shop
97 Pratt Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Hours: Tues to Fri 9am-5:30pm; Sat and Mon 9am-3pm
Known for producing a well-balanced cut, the Professional Barber Shop, (with its two locations) certainly won’t disappoint even the pickiest of the pickiest. Services range from straight-razor shaves, haircuts and even shoe-shines for a super old-school flair. We love how this barbershop still has that cool 1950′s vibe, but with an updated, modern feel. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that all the staff is impeccably dressed in crisp white shirts and ties. Get ready for the ultimate pampering here: all haircuts come complete with a neck and shoulder massage.
Insider Tip: Cigars and beverages are available before each service.
Long Hill Hair Stylists
6202 Main Street
(203) 261-2341 Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 7am-5pm; Sat 7am-4pm; Wed and Sun closed
Located in the Long Hill section of Trumbell, this family-friendly barbershop (with only three barbers) makes customer service and satisfaction its top priority; providing one-on-one attention to each and every client. Specializing in all types of haircuts for men and children, this is one incredibly versatile and extremely skilled barbershop. With a mission to “provide great haircuts in a friendly, light-hearted atmosphere,” it’s no wonder this barbershop is a local favorite.
Insider Tip: Isn’t that sweet – kids receive a free lollipop after their haircut.
J. Cuts Barber Shop
505 Howe Avenue
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 924-4107 Hours: Tues to Fri 9am-5:30pm; Sat 8am-3pm
Those looking for an old-school flat-top (though try not to go all Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air) look no further than J. Cuts Barber Shop. Since 2009, this barbershop has been serving up men’s and children’s haircuts and classic cuts with a solid and fun customer service-oriented approach. This no-frills spot will leave you with a great cut in a short amount of time. An added bonus: you won’t break the bank.
Insider Tip: Short on cash? J Cuts Barber Shop accepts personal checks for services.
Classic Barber of Greenwich
396 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT (203) 869-3600
Hours: Mon to Wed, Fri and Sat 8am-5pm; Thurs 8am-7pm
This second generation family-run and owned business since the 1970′s is the ideal pick for achieving a dapper look. This barbershop has expanded to include a wide variety of services including haircuts and shampoos for men and kids. This barbershop relocated in 2008 but still maintains its original flair with big brown leather chairs and numerous flat-screens (ESPN, anyone?) This barbershop provides exceptional care and service and for a stellar price for Greenwich.
Insider Tip: The Big Day Specials Package of haircut, shampoo, shave, massage and bread/mustache trim comes with complementary cigars.
Mary Wheeler is a New York City publishing professional and freelance writer whose work has appeared in Redbook, Hamptons, Aspen Peak, Time Out New York, MensJournal.com, and AOL’s Patch.com. Wheeler is a graduate of Lyndon State College where she majored in English and Journalism.