There was a time, back in the day, when a man’s trip to the barbershop was a uniquely male experience.
Long before men decided to just go to the Hair Barn or wherever to get “styled”, an afternoon in a barbershop was an experience. Picture it. You’ve just been browsing at the hardware store or picking up some oil and spark plugs and you spot that barber’s pole.
Inside there are comfortable chairs, straight razor shaves and combs in those jars with the blue liquid nobody can identify, but smells real nice. You sit down, talk some sports with the barber and get an actual man’s haircut and a close shave. When you leave, well, let’s just say you get some looks.
Those were the days.
That’s right, we call it The Barbershop, not the Hair Villa or the Cuttery or whatever they call hair places now. And when was the last time Hair Parade offered up billiards and sports on wide-screen TVs like you can find at The Barbershop? Never, that’s when.
Even the services offered ring true. You can get a haircut, beard trim or a razor cut. And don’t forget shaves. We’re talking real shaves that take at least 30 minutes, with hot towels and aftershave. And that’s for either your face or your whole head.
Of course, at Borgata you always have the option to really “spa” things out. This is the 21st century after all. The Barbershop’s signature shave, for example, is a 60-minute process that includes exfoliation, toning, pre-shave oil, hot towel treatment, light facial massage, re-hydrating mask and moisturizers.
Dude, if you’re planning any “cheek to cheek” time later in the evening, the signature shave is the ticket.
The Barbershop even offers a full line of manicures and pedicures. See if you can get that at Hair Express.
So let’s rundown the Borgata barbershop experience. You’ve just finished browsing the black jack and roulette tables, or chowed down at the Borgata Buffet. You walk in, sit in a comfortable chair, the game is on, you talk a little baseball with the barber, have a brew, relax under a hot towel, get the smoothest shave of your life.
You know what? These are the good old days.