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Best Places For Men's Haircuts In Chicago

By Angela Hazen

Along with a crisp suit and terrific shoes, a clean haircut is a hallmark of professionalism in a man's wardrobe. Men know they are prepared for an interview or a table at a great restaurant when they have finished their look with a great haircut that exudes confident. Some men have gotten by with cutting their hair by themselves or going to the same barbershop they did when they were young. But when you're ready for the next level, treat yourself to only the best. Here are some of the top places in Chicago that can have you looking like a million dollars in no time.

Truefitt & Hill

Truefitt & Hill
900 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 337-2525

For the man who likes the classic approach to grooming, there is Truefitt & Hill at the 900 North Michigan Shops.There's nothing trendy or hip about this men's salon, just high-quality haircuts like they have done in England for the British royals since 1805. Even if you can't travel to London, you can still treat yourself the English way. Get the royal treatment right here in Chicago at Truefitt & Hill.

Civic Opera Barber

Civic Opera Barber Shop
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1546
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 263-1091

Perhaps you have taken in a performance at the Civic Opera and have had a chance to look around at the enormity of the building. What you may not know is that also located in the building is the Civic Opera Barber Salon, quite simple and basic for the man who wants to walk out with a clean, classic haircut. Walk-ins and appointments are accepted, and once you go you may insist on getting haircuts here from now on.

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Chicago Male Salon
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Chicago Male Salon
3148 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 281-6005

The quintessential Chicago Male Salon is a go-to location for guys that want to look good all week long. The salon's men's haircuts are top of the line and will suit each individual's style. And if you are looking for extra treatments, including facials and waxing, you can expect the best treatment in that department as well. Turn heads after a visit to Chicago Male Salon.


1711 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 384-9001

Division Street is known for its hip shops, and Swagger fits right it with the crowd. Swagger offers a variety of prices and types of haircuts that will help you choose your best style. If you got a bad haircut from a not-so-great salon, Swagger offers the "Urban Fix" to turn your botched look into something much better.

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Van Buren Gentlemen's Salon
235 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 753-5363

For the discriminating man that wants to make sure every detail is covered, visit Van Buren's Gentlemen's Salon on where else but Van Buren. Not only can you get what could be your best haircut ever, you can add extra services that will polish your look. Memberships are an option here for when you want to keep your look sharp all year round.

Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at

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