So much effort, technology and marketing go toward women’s hair services that men are often left out in the cold. Whether you need a quick clean up or a full-on makeover, finding the right stylist and salon doesn’t have to be a struggle. These are Pittsburgh’s tried and true favorites, guaranteed to give you just the right cut every time.
4322 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
The recent winner of a salon makeover from Matrix, Salon 22 provides a warm, modern atmosphere for men’s hair services. This Lawrenceville salon’s stylists are known for their caring attitudes and attention to their customer’s needs. A basic haircut and style is $20. Also enjoy beard and mustache trims, “Guy-lites,” “Man-i-cures” and unibrow waxing ranging from $3 to $25.
MEC is a full-service barber spa in Mount Lebanon. It offers a low-key environment that provides barber and spa services for men of all ages. Unlike many salons, it is designed elusively for men. Even the haircut is not your typical clip and go cut. Each cut is tailored to your individual preferences and also includes a head, neck and scalp massage, shampoo, cut, brow trim and post-cut shampoo to get rid of those pesky hair trimmings. Cuts start at $25. In addition to color services, waxing and foot care, MEC also offers 60-minute sports massages for $95 and facial care for $60.
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South Side Hair Designs
243 S. Main St.
Washington, PA 15301
With its distressed hardwood floors and large, comfortable barber chairs, South Side Hair Designs located in Washington is a comfortable environment for men looking for simple salon services. Owner Albert Malie is experienced in men’s hair cuts and haircare. The staff is friendly and easy going with convenient appointment times being for anyone living south of the city. Services also include facial hair trimming. Cuts start at $20.
Enrico’s Haircutting for Men
3516 5th Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
As its name states, Enrico’s Haircutting for Men in Oakland specializes in just that, men’s haircuts. It offers a simple menu of hair cut services starting at $17. Because Enrico’s is a owner-operated shop, expect a personalized appointment every time to ensure you get the service and style you want. Enrico’s is known for the ShearFusion, a revolutionary combination of shears and comb developed by the owner himself. Walk-ins are welcome, but because it is a one-man operation, appointments are highly suggested.
Dan Cercone Hairstyling
4720 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
If you are looking for an old-fashioned barber shop experience, Dan Cercone in Blomfield is the place to go. This shop provides basic, quick men’s hair services with a friendly staff. It is a casual and relaxed place to chat with other guys, just like the barber shops of the past. With haircuts that cost $10 and take about 10 minutes, it is the perfect place to go if you just want the basics without the fuss of going to a salon.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.