Men's grooming rituals have come a long way since the ancient art of "barbering" (defined as the shaving of beards and cutting of hair). Although you can still find traditional barbershops in most cities, many men now want some of the same services that women have been enjoying at the salon for years – a great shampoo, expert color, blow dry, manicure and pedicure. Whether you're looking for the full spa experience or yearn for the old-fashioned barbershop, there is a place nearby just right for you. Check out our list of the best places for men's haircuts in Tampa Bay.
Amy S. George
14339 N. Dale Mabry
Tampa, FL 33618
Amy George is one of the premiere hair stylists in the Tampa Bay area with over 20 years of experience in cutting both men and women's hair. Looking for a stylish cut but short on time? From shampoo to blow dry Amy can give any man that professional look in just minutes for only $20. This quaint but stylish Carrollwood salon is open Tuesday - Saturday and excepts all major debit/credit cards. Walk-in's are welcome.
11406 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
Since 2002, Fade Masters has been delivering professional haircuts and shaves to the men of Tampa Bay. Want a specific style? Choose from hundreds of pictures posted on its website, then save your favorite to your phone or print it out and bring it to your appointment for a $5 discount. For just $5 more, you can get a hot towel shave. Walk-ins are welcome and if there is a wait time, enjoy a movie or game on the x-box in the waiting room.
100 Indian Rocks Road N.
Belleair Bluffs, FL 33770
Located at The Plaza, HeadLines has been grooming the men and women of Belleair Bluffs for more than 15 years. Owner Melinda Ferm offers her male clients the same services as her female clients including coloring, smoothing and nail services -- but specifically tailors them for men. She uses only the best men's products, which are also available for purchase. The Plaza is situated on the corner of West Bay Drive and Indian Rocks Road and features a gourmet wine and cheese shop, E & E Steakout Grill and other specialty stores making it a convenient destination.
1555 E. Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33771
"Kid-friendly and family oriented," Ideal Kutz has been serving Largo and the surrounding area since 2009. It offers traditional and trendy haircuts ($15), razor shaves (an extra $2), beard and goatee trims ($7) and eyebrow trims ($7). Kids cuts range from $10 to $12 each. The 750-square-foot shop, owned and operated by Danny Charlemagne (an expert barber himself), has long work days, six workstations and three televisions to limit wait time and create a relaxing environment for patrons.
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332 Main St.
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Celebrating 25 years on Main Street in Safety Harbor, Rocco's Hair Studio is a full-service salon for those with discerning taste. Debi Ciani, expert stylist/colorist, offers men's cut and color or demi-color starting at a package price of $60. Other services available include manicures, pedicures and facials.
3341 S. Westshore Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
For more than 20 years, Westshore Men's Hair Shoppe has been providing quality haircuts. No appointments are necessary here. Just walk in and get a clipper or scissor cut, straight-razor shave or eyebrow trim and leave happy and refreshed. Westshore doesn't do nails or color hair so you won't be bothered with potent fumes, just good old-fashioned service.
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Kelly Machbitz was the on-air beauty expert for CBS 10 News and also appeared on 48 Hours. Author of "All About Face, A Guide to Makeup" and "Wear This, Not That!" (Amazon.com), Kelly owns a cosmetic studio and consulting practice in Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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