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Best Salons For Men In OC

July 22, 2014 4:00 AM

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(credit: Denise Salceda)

(credit: Denise Salceda)

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Searching for the right hair salon dedicated exclusively to men can be a mind-numbing pursuit. And with tons of hair salons for women to go around, men could easily feel left out while coming up short. We’ve done all of the dirty work to simplify this pursuit by scouting the top men’s hair salons in Orange County. These salons each display the qualities of a first-rate grooming spot. Here are the best salons for men in OC.

(credit: Stephan Y./Yelp)

(credit: Stephan Y./Yelp)


Cratchit Danckut’s
13925 Yale Ave., Suite 185
Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 400-0444
www.cratchitdanckuts.com

A little unorthodox name placement for a men’s grooming parlor but that’s all part of the unique attraction at Cratchit Danckut’s. You can expect a unique hair salon experience that’s a stretch above the rest at this multi-service grooming spot. Located in Irvine, Cratchit Danckut’s places its bets on a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee which mean’s customers will enjoy its many offerings from gentleman’s haircuts to classic shaves to color treatments — all of which comes equipped with a complimentary drink. You can think of Cratchit Danckut’s as a pampering spot for men with bona fide lounge quality, all the more reason to make at least one trip while in Irvine.

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(credit: Metro Men)


Metro for Men
15382 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 450-0150
www.metroformen.com

A salon branded just for men, Metro for Men harbors a grooming environment that enables the customer to play director’s cut (no pun intended) where one could come in (by appointment) and allow the stylist to create their own hair story. On top of that, it’s not just your cookie cutter type of salon. Metro for Men also doubles as an entertainment center so you can get your hair styled with a little added bonus. Metro for Men boasts a traditional shoeshine stand and 13 personal satellite televisions with over 700 channels for men’s favorites such as sports, news or market watch. In other words, at Metro for Men, you’re not just getting another haircut, you’re getting the full package.

Modern Greaser (credit: Vaan T. Sheahan)

Modern Greaser (credit: Vaan T. Sheahan)


Hair Safari
5931 Warner Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 840-1877
www.hairsafari.com

Join the safari complete with a hair journey filled with trendy buzzes, contemporary color and cuts and sharp shaves. Located in Huntington Beach, Hair Safari is a local favorite with a loyal following. Customers come in and feel well adjusted in the barber’s chair, to where each seating feels like they’re right at home. With a variety of services that include buzz cuts, wash and cuts and flat tops, not to mention one of the very few men’s salons in Orange County that offers skin and nail grooming, if you’re ever in town, make sure to head to Hair Safari.

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(credit: George T./Yelp)


Proper Gents Barbershop
524 W. Lambert Road
La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 691-5511

Not your everyday barbershop, Proper Gents lends itself to the gentler side of things, treating customers with care, common courtesy and above all else, a ‘magical’ cut. Located in La Habra, Proper Gents is a popular stop in La Habra mainly due to its inexpensive haircuts and fun waiting room activities like a complimentary pool table for customers. It also offers other valuable services such as clean shaves and razor shaves.

(credit: Denise Salceda)

(credit: Denise Salceda)


PRESS Men’s Hair
2300 S. Bristol St.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 274-9995
www.pressmenshair.com

An upscale ambiance with a jagged edge, PRESS Men’s Hair is a retreat for men looking to engage in the old tradition of styling one’s coif but with a new-age zeal. This Newport Beach hangout spot operates as a full-scale salon for men with a staff of experienced hairstylists who make it a point to fulfill any of your grooming requests. From something as simple as a quick shave to the more complex wash, cut, style and trim, PRESS Men’s Hair doesn’t disappoint.

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Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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