Monday, March 26, 2012

The Barbershop for Men

When we announced on our Facebook page last Tuesday that Peek-A-Doo over at Southpoint was closed to relocate we found out a lot of you felt as dismayed as we did.  But not all is lost since we found a new place thanks to our blog contributor Laura M.
The Barbershop is not specifically targeted towards kids.  And it isn't open for the ladies, either (sorry gals).  However, it is a great place to take a boy for a haircut and here's why...

The waiting area has kids toys.  You aren't going to get a train table but there were coloring books and blocks and a Leapfrog toy that kept my son thoroughly entertained, plus more.  The waiting area also had a tv (but on ESPN, of course, so just 'meh' on that one) and a big barrel of peanuts to shell and eat.  Yum (although sorry to those with allergies and to my diet).  There were even Highlights magazines available to read.

Once you get back to a hairstylist - which Saturdays and Sundays are walk-ins only and we didn't even wait 15 minutes - each area is basically a cubicle. This diminishes potential distractions.  Plus each cubicle has its own tv with cable.  So while we didn't get a cute little airplane to sit in and Curious George on DVD, we did get a distraction-free zone with Nick, Jr. and Yo Gabba Gabba.

The stylist we got, which just happened to be whoever was available, was great with C and seemed to really enjoy kids.  The rest of the stylists, all women, were also very excited to see him and clearly loved having a kid in the place.  He felt so special.

But can I tell you what I really loved?  The price.  For $11 cash (it's $11.50 if you use a credit card) boys and men alike get a shampoo & condition, cut, massage, and hot towel treatment.  While we opted to forgo the massage and hot towel treatment for C, I told my husband that this is the place he needs to go for his haircuts from here on out.

There are two The Barbershop franchises in the area.  We hit the one in Durham in the Hope Valley Commons shopping area, but I was told that the one in Cary is exactly the same except that they decorate with airplanes instead of motorcycles.

Feel free to head towards Chubby's, too, for some cheap tacos during this outing.

Great find and thanks so much for the recommendation Laura M.!

The Barbershop Salon for Men
1125 W NC HWY 54 Suite 205


280 Meeting Street Suite 107 - Centrum Station

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Monday - Friday are both appointments and walk-ins. Saturday and Sunday walk-ins only, but you can still request your barber/stylist.


At March 26, 2012 at 1:23 PM , Blogger laura said...

we were very impressed! with both the staff, the price and the dora on tv! and we were in-and-out in 13 minutes. not bad considering i now have to child this boy's hair every 6 weeks!


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