Whether looking for a quick and painless solution to an unruly mane or seeking a little extra pampering while achieving the perfect coif, men in Atlanta have a broad range of choices. Specializing in everything from tried-and-true fades, “high and tight” buzz cuts and full head shaves to artistically inspired, product-laden, subtly highlighted haircuts, this city is brimming with talented barbers and stylists who live to clip the locks of locals. From a slightly less-than-traditional barber shop to a full-fledged luxury spa and salon, CBS Atlanta has compiled a short list of locations that are a cut above the rest.
Lodge Salon for Men
3429 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road
Suwanee, GA 30024
The Lodge Salon in Suwanee is a grown-up twist on the classic boys’ clubhouse – the kind with the sign out front that reads “No Girls Allowed!” The difference here is that the girls who ARE allowed are all attractive stylists who are devoted to the comfort and individual style of their clients. Hardwood floors and walls lined in timber add to the ambiance of a rustic lodge interior. The Lodge Signature Cut consists of a consultation, shampoo, conditioner, scalp massage, cut, neck shave, neck massage and hot towel finish. In addition to cuts, The Lodge Salon also specializes in coloring, nail grooming, body grooming, facial cleansing and massages.
Exodus Barber Shop
6201 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
So confident is Exodus in the talents of its skilled staff of barbers that its website address actually reads bestbarbershopinatlanta.com. Serving the Stone Mountain community since 1998, Exodus Barber Shop is a modern take on the traditional shops of yesteryear. Services include reasonably priced cuts and shaves, with color and facials thrown in for good measure. Walk-ins are welcome at Exodus, although appointments are highly recommended.
165 6th St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
Even though Cut Atlanta is not exclusive to men, men’s haircuts rank high among this salon’s list of specialties. With an arsenal of innovative stylists on staff, Cut can create anything from a traditional trim to a completely “cutting edge” modern look. A self-declared Atlanta oasis, Cut combines a tranquil setting in the heart of Midtown paired with quality salon services that include haircuts, highlights and coloring.
Roosters Men’s Grooming Center
2022 Powers Ferry Road S.E., Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30339
The traditional barber pole in Roosters logo serves as a clear indication of the inspiration behind this “modern twist on the barber shop from days of old.” Oversized leather chairs and HD plasma-screen TVs add to both the enjoyment and masculine ambiance of the salon’s Atlanta and Johns Creek locations. Services include the Tough Guy facial, Cool Hands Luke manicure, D.Y.O.F. (Donate Your Old Fur) back waxing, full body massages and more. However, if a classic “shave and a haircut” is what they’re after, a man need look no further than Roosters Men’s Grooming Center.
4920 Roswell Road, Suite 31
Atlanta, GA 30342
Not to be confused with Cut Atlanta, Cuts Inc. has been offering “Hair Styling for the Discerning Man” since it first hung out its shingle in 1985. Owned by Steve and Becky Haymes, Cuts Inc. is a landmark shop in Buckhead that provides a relaxed atmosphere paired with a broad range of grooming services for men of all ages. In addition to precision haircuts, Cuts Inc. specializes in coloring and hair thinning solutions. Because business professionals make up a large segment of its client base, Cuts Inc. is pleased to offer wi-fi to its guests.
Kasie Bolling is a freelance writer covering all things Atlanta. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.