Going for a Haircut
Fellas do you want to look good for your significant other?
Sure, you do and if you visit your local barbershop they will give you the royal treatment.
But did you know not every barbershop is equal?
Like many people of you who are reading this you may have gotten a coupon in the mail for a free haircut, discount on a haircut.
It’s a marketing tactic many companies use to get business into their establishments.
I admit anytime I get one of these coupons I usually recycle them and go to my regular barbershop.
But this time was different. I decided to check out the new Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop that opened in my neighborhood.
Why I Went
I have heard good things about Tommy Gun’s from co-workers who had been there. They mentioned to me that Tommy Gun’s was the home of the original hot shave.
The coupon I got in the mail was for a free haircut with a value of about $30. My thoughts were, why not go for a free haircut and treat myself to a hot shave. See what all the excitement is all about.
Not only did I get a haircut and hot shave, I got an experience like no other haircut salon that I have been to in years.
5 Reason to Visit Tommy Gun’s
Tommy Gun’s original barbershop is about the experience. In the details is where the experience is different from any other barbershop.
This was my first time going and I did not know what to expect. As a sales person, I know the experience I had was only because the owners of Tommy Gun’s understand the importance of making a good presentation.
The last time I went to a barbershop that was like Tommy Gun’s, I lived in Montreal. I was three years old. That was the age I got my first haircut.
It is an experience I recall only though pictures my parents took that day, all those years ago in 1981.
From the moment, I walked in I noticed Tommy Gun’s was not really a haircutting salon. The look of the shop was different.
After a few minutes of chatting the receptionist asked me if I knew how to use their sign in system. I said no.
She showed me how to use the system for the next time I come in.
I noticed that there was a huge television at the front desk and it was playing the basketball game and at every seat there was a tablet that customers could use.
There was also a television monitor that displayed your name to tell you when your turn is coming up.
As I continued to look around I noticed the colors in the barbershop were warm and inviting. The red along with the light brown brick make the shop look masculine.
Before I sat down the receptionist offer to take my jacket and offered me a cold water or a coffee. This is very different from any barbershop I have been to.
They usually take my jacket but never offer me water, coffee or a pop.
As I sat and waited my turn I noticed they had an arcade game that you can play while you wait.
During my conversation with the receptionist, I found Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop was living up the its brand image. A real man cave kind of place.
Televisions in The Mirrors
I have been to hotels that have television’s in the bathroom mirror. Kind of cool but not really my thing. How long do they plan for you to be in the bathroom?
Now sitting in a chair looking ahead while you get your haircut, that’s a good idea. You can enjoy the game, catch up on the news and even watch the cooking channel.
For me, television in mirrors are not my thing. Personally, I enjoy having a conversation with the person cutting my hair.
As we chatted, the young woman, who cut my hair, mentioned that any time you get a good haircut, is about the details. Not everyone will notice the details but they are there.
I found that to be an interesting statement. Before she started to cut my hair, I could discuss ideas and trends on what I wanted to do.
She mentioned when you leave the barbershop people will see your new fresh haircut. Unfortunately, they do not see the scalp massage, the shampoo and the use of product in your hair.
They will not experience how the staff shows you how to best style your hair.
Hot Shave and Treatments
Getting a hot shave is an experience every man should try least one time.
Our significant others get their hair done, manicures and pedicures. They go to different salons and come out looking great, so why don’t we do it, men?
The Tommy Gun’s classic shave includes multiple hot towels, shaving oils, a face massage, moisturizer cream, the shave, a cold towel and post shave cooling lotion.
During the shave, I learned about the products and the benefits they give my skin.
Listening to the hair stylist, I could tell she is a great sales person. She focused the products features, benefits and advantages towards me.
Spa for Men
A normal haircut at other barbershops takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Tommy Gun’s is not a normal haircut and shave. It’s an experience they are creating for their customers.
It feels like a spa for men. A place you can go kick back and relax. This is an atmosphere where you can enjoy some personal time.
After 90 minutes, I never felt as if I was rushed in any way. I felt like I was the only one there and my stylist was giving me her full attention.
After all my services were completed my stylist took me to the front, where all the products were, and showed me all the different products she had used in the treatment.
The experience is in the details. This statement stuck with me long after my haircut and shave.
Guys don’t admit it but we do like to be pampered occasionally. We like the treatment kings get. When we leave the barbershop, we want to look and feel like a million dollars.
The haircut I got is one of the best that I have gotten in years and my skin is softer than any shave I have at home.
The nicest complements the stylists gave me was she told me I had nice, soft facial skin. I thanked her with a smile.
Taking care of your skin is important. If you do people might think twice about your true age.
If you live in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba or Nova Scotia head over to your local Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop and give them a try.
I do not get paid to tell you and am not affiliated with them in anyway.
If you do not have a Tommy Gun’s close by, visit another barbershop that provides similar services.
The hot shave is a close shave all men should get. It leaves your skin soft and you don’t have to have for about three or four days, after.
Going to a barbershop to get a haircut is cool. Going to a barbershop that is a tribute to 1930’s Chicago that is an experience that you will not soon forget.
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