Friday, April 08, 2005

Trim


I got a great haircut today at lunch time. This new place, Trim, has been open in Royal Oak for about a month. I drove by last week, and when I called this morning to see if they cut men's hair, I was told it was their specialty. The pole in front should have been a tip-off, but the exterior is nice-looking to the point where you think, "salon."

I needn't have worried. The concept is sort of like an upscale, old-school barber shop, with a big Plasma, comfy barber chairs and a nice reception area. It is much better looking than this over-exposed picture I took with my phone. After it gets rolling Saturday mornings will probably be a big hang-out time in the lobby. The amenities are nice, but you are there for the haircut, and I have to say I was extremely pleased with my new 'do. My stylist was Shannon, a veteran of Palozzolo in Royal Oak, and I was very confident she would do a great job. As I mentioned I was not at all disappointed, and I am ready for some big appointments I have next week.

I spent another few minutes on the way out talking with Dan, Trim's owner, and he has a real vision for where he wanst to take his business. I'll definitely be back, and I am recommending that you try it. It is at 1213 Lincoln in Royal Oak. Write me at howbourgeois at gmail.com and I will give you one of the half dozen $5 off coupons Dan gave me.

2 comments :

sidemullet said...

Yeah, but how much did your haircut cost? Is Trim simply another Salon 6, or is the smarm factor on "low" (hopefully)?

Jonathan said...

I have not been to Salon 6, but I had a good experience at Trim. I am going to go back next week, because it has been more than a month and I need a cut. Smarm factor was low to non-existent (the place was pretty low-key, no bad techno or attitude) and the haircut was $20 - they gave me a bunch of $5 coupons though so if you would like to try it I can mail you one. Overall I liked it a lot.