There are a few experts a man should rely on in his life: a reputable doctor to keep you healthy, a talented tailor to make sure your clothes fit properly and a skilled barber to supply a haircut that completes your overall look. We’ve all been there – taking a risk on a strip mall “salon” only to leave with a butchered mane. To ensure this doesn’t happen, it’s important to take the time to find the right barber that will deliver a cut with style and consistency. We found ours at Red’s Classic Barber Shop.
Red’s is a proper barbershop complete with classic chairs and men hard at work on their customers with clippers or scissors in hand. It’s as if the shop never left an era gone by, when men could feel at home and amongst friends during a trim. Although there are several services offered, we usually opt for the Classic Cut with a Razor Finish. Having a straight edge clean the back of your neck is a nice addition to an otherwise routine maintenance.
Red’s also offers shaves with a straight edge razor. It’s quite a rewarding experience, considering there is hot, sharp steel passing over your face. Starting with a hot towel to open pores and soften whiskers, the barber carefully goes with the grain for a smooth, clean finish.
While a man should visit his barber once in a while for a shave, he obviously has to do it at home himself as well. So we asked the barbers at Red’s for some tips on a close shave. They say the two key factors are to make sure to always go with the grain of the beard and also don’t press down. Let the razor do the work.
Red’s Classic Barber Shop is located at 221 4th Avenue North. 615.742.1799