The Modern Man Barber Shop in Portland, Oregon
Husband-and-wife team Emily and Christopher Espinoza's 1920s-inspired studio offers classic cuts (high-and-tights, pompadours), beard trims, and shoe shines on the main floor, while downstairs you'll find intimate VIP rooms (meant to evoke old train cars, a nod to Portland's railroad history) where, for $100 an hour, you can be treated to a private server and bottle service, grub, and "on demand" shaves at your seat.
3956 N. Mississippi Ave.
Junior & Hatter in Miami
This 1,100-square-foot studio in Miami's arts district offers $45 hot shaves and men's cuts, which often look "dapper and clean with an aggressive twist," says co-owner Andrea Battista. You can also expect ice-cold Peronis, old-school Nintendo, a photo booth, and vintage treasures for sale. Battista and co-owner Mario Silvestri scour thrift shops and estate sales to maintain their collection of retro couches, industrial-looking tables, and high-end knickknacks.
2750 NW 3rd Ave.
Junior & Hatter in Miami.
Day and Night in Toronto
In the daytime, clients come for unconventional cuts and treatments, says owner Chanel Croker—like bleached locks or geometric and blunt angles. Around midnight, DJs and bands like synth-pop artists Basic Soul Unit and Parallels turn the studio into a club-dance scene, complete with a throbbing crowd. "We empty the salon completely of product, chairs, and equipment to showcase live music all night," Croker says.
1389 Dundas St. West
Barber & Supply in Brooklyn
Freemans Sporting Club founder Sam Buffa opened up this 3,000-square-foot barbershop to meet the demand for his $40 shaves and cuts and $25 hangover treatments (think detoxifying mask plus face massage). Vendors are setting up pop-up shops inside: New York hat company FairEnds is selling chocolate and hot sauce now, and Buffa plans to offer ice cream in August.
101 N. 8th St.
Proper Barbershop in Denver
A classic shave and cut (ask for the Two Bits) costs only $50 at this throwback barbershop, so you'll have plenty of cash left over to spend at the bar and pop-up shops in the 900-square-foot extension. In the past, owner Jordan Weinstein has brought in vintage clothes, and through July you can sample beers from the famed Peach Street Distillers.
3923 Tennyson St.
The Proper Barbershop in Los Angeles
T-Shirts & Sunglasses
Co-owners Vinnie Morey (who trained at Vidal Sassoon) and Trent Magnano (from the Chris McMillan Salon) teamed up to marry their love of street culture with a vintage vibe. Men can come in for a quick buzz, shave, or haircut (all $25 or under), then browse through the T-shirt line the duo created for Ruckus Apparel, along with the sunglasses they designed for Filtrate Eyewear.
7950 W. 3rd St.