Best Salons For Men In Sacramento

July 29, 2014 4:00 AM

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Despite the popular belief that a day at the salon is just for women, there are a lot of men who prefer salons over the new generation of haircut shops. If you are looking for a spot in Sacramento that is geared more towards men, here are some of the best salons and traditional barbershops for men.
Hot Rods Chop Shop
1470 48th St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 769-1404

“Hot Rod” Mike has earned quite a reputation with many men in the Sacramento area. While more of a traditional barbershop, customers love the edgy looks and styles they get. Specialties include fades, tapers, line-ups and straight razor shaves. Patrons love the look of the shop which resembles a stylish hot rod garage. Look for stations designed like big toolboxes, vintage barber chairs and lots of hot rod decor. Not surprisingly, the owner is a big car guy himself so if you want to talk cars while getting a straight razor shave, this is the place to do it.

Salon Bravissimo
2358 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 972-7273

If you’re looking for a salon that specializes in more than just haircuts, Salon Bravissimo offers a number of specialized and unique services for men. It’s consistently rated as one of the top salons in Sacramento and for good reason. Men’s services include MicroTip Micro-extensions, clipper cuts, facials and spray tans. If you are interested in waxing services, Salon Bravissimo has a comprehensive menu of men’s services including men’s Brazilian bikini wax, chest wax, lower back, stomach and upper back wax.

Jimmy’s Barber Garage
1017 24th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 662-7695

Jimmy’s Barber Garage is actually a hip spot for both men and women to get a good haircut. It has done away with the typical pricing differences you find based on gender — no matter whether you are a woman or a man with short hair, it’s the same price for a haircut. Jimmy’s also offers other men’s services including hot shave, partial shave and beard shaping. And the bonus? Services come with a shampoo scalp massage and a complimentary “adult beverage.”

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Lucky’s Barbershop and Men’s Club
511 E. Bidwell St.
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 983-4411

Lucky’s Barbershop and Men’s Club is consistently rated as a top spot with Sacramento-area residents, and for good reason. Lucky’s has brought back the traditional art of barbering. A barbershop is more than just a men’s haircut — it’s facial hair trimming and shaving services as well. During their peak from the late 1880s to the 1940s, barbershops were where men would go for more than just a haircut. Compared to other male hangout spots, they rivaled saloons in popularity. The decor was upscale, the chairs were elaborate works of art and some even had chandeliers hanging from the ceilings. The invention of the safety razor and home haircutting kits contributed to the demise of the old school barbershop, but luckily, now you can experience that special piece of history right in Folsom, California, at Lucky’s Barbershop and Men’s Club.

Barber Jon’s World Famous Barber Shop
381 Green Valley Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 939-0512

Head out to El Dorado Hills for one of the most unique barbershop experiences out there. Jon, the owner, describes himself as a storyteller and showman — “part Mark Twain and P.T. Barnum, Barber Jon has never met a stranger and always has an entertaining yarn to spin.” Open since 1995, Jon has been offering customers more than just the traditional barbershop specialties. Barber Jon is the curator of the Museum of Curiosities and Oddities, which is housed in the back room of the barbershop. It was recently called one of the Weirdest Museums on Earth by Fox News, and customers getting a haircut get free admission to check out everything from aboriginal shrunken heads to what most believe to be the remains of a Fiji mermaid.

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Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She is a regional membership coordinator for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) and writes for a number of publications in addition to publishing her own blogs. She has traveled to over 40 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at