Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, 18/8 Fine Men’s Salon
Dapper dudes looking to escape mainstream assembly-line-like hair salons packed with children, moms and Vogue magazines, can go to a couple of places in Bethesda to be pampered. Roosters Men’s Grooming Center is an upscale, testosterone-filled barbershop that features cozy hardwood booths and the background sounds of buzzing hair clippers and talking heads on ESPN’s SportsCenter. The barbers—not stylists—offer sharp styles ranging from the trendy pompadour fade to the crew cut. Cuts cost $46 and come with a hot-towel facial treatment and shampoo—along with a mini massage of the neck, shoulders and temples.
A branch of 18/8 Fine Men’s Salons that’s scheduled to open early this year less than a mile from Roosters will offer similar male grooming services. Along with haircuts—one of which will include a hot-towel facial treatment and a five-minute neck and shoulder massage—the salon will provide hair-dyeing, waxing, shaves, and scalp and nail treatments.
Roosters Men’s Grooming Center, 7135 Arlington Road, Bethesda; (301) 951-4247; www.roostersmgc.com
18/8 Fine Men’s Salons, 7550 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda; (301) 830-8338; eighteeneight.com