Top Spots For Men’s Haircuts In Connecticut

January 8, 2013 8:00 AM

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A good haircut can take years off your looks. The winter weather can wreck havoc on your hair and scalp. Having your hair look and feel its best is as important as wearing the right outfit. Get your hair cut and styled in the latest trend or stick to the tried and true. Why not pamper yourself with a shave, skin care, hair care and grooming products. Read on for the best spots to get a great new look.

120 Hebron Ave.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 430-9600

Roosters club cut gets you a shampoo, haircut, a hot steam towel, a blow dry and styling, along with a finish of powder and some aftershave. If you are a part of the military, police, fire and EMS, you deserve a discount and that is the Roosters club cut at the professional hero price. This shop also does highlights and camouflage that blends the gray away. Once in the shop, you are transported back to the days of barbering. The pace is slow, with classic barbershop elements. You can also find a full range of professional hair products. Get your beard trimmed and relined for a professional edge.

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Sport Clips Milford
1678 Boston Post Road
Milford, CT 06460
(203) 283-7765

Sport Clips gives you a unique experience where every man and boy feels like a winner and the sports channel is always on. The stylists are trained on the latest hairstyles. The MVP includes a precision haircut, a Tea Tree shampoo, leave-in conditioner and head massage and a steam towel accompanied by a neck and shoulder massage. This is perfect if you are short on time because it only takes 20 minutes. Stop by in between haircuts and receive a complimentary neck trim. If you sport a beard, trimming and detailing are available.

The Art of Shaving

461 Westfarms Mall
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 503-1022

The Art of Shaving has traditional expert barber shaving services. Shaving is its specialty. The Royal shave is the signature service and includes two hot towels, shave, facial and a cooling towel. Appointments are suggested. The shop’s master barbers will also give you guidance in using proper grooming techniques and skin care. It is recommended that you shave during or after the shower and in the same direction as the hair growth. Using a properly balanced razor daily will lessen razor burn. You will also find all sorts of shaving products and gift ideas that range from creams and soaps to brushes and razors.
Otto’s Barber on Bank
66 Bank St.
New London, CT 06320
(860) 444-8113

Otto’s Barber on Bank is located just inside the Greenlight Boutique. This is a typical barbershop; think red/white/blue barber shop poles. What makes this barbershop different from the rest is that the barbers make house calls if you desire to get pampered at home. Walk-ins are welcome as well as calling ahead for a same-day or next-day appointment. The shop’s specialty is clipper cuts, flat tops, military tapers and fades for men and boys.

Hero Barbershop

99 S. Main Marketplace
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 426-1611

Hero provides its clients with “great haircuts, personal grooming, hot shaves, sport massage and hot towel service, as well as barbershop camaraderie, sports on the flat-screen TV, magazines just for you and a beer or beverage while you wait.” You can also get a Swedish or a hot stone massage in various session lengths. The Young Men cut is for children 10 and under. This includes the haircut, a beverage and back massage. The Master Barber haircut offers that of the Young men’s as well as hot towel service. Then there is Knocked Out that comes with a haircut, manicure, pedicure and a one-hour body massage. Allow yourself four hours for this treatment. You can purchase a gift certificate online.

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