20 Jul 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons hits the heart of Downtown San Antonio, Texas
JMS: We feel men deserve a place to relax and kick back and really be pampered in the heart of San Antonio. We are excited to be a part of the revitalization that is being seen on and around Houston Street, including the addition of the Frost Tower.
JMS: Conventional barbershop wisdom would have it that men primarily just need a haircut and shave – all other services like waxing and manicures are for a women’s or unisex salon. Since good grooming, when done right, requires head-to-toe upkeep, this is where we come in to help move the needle on this misconception. At 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons, we are a dual salon and barbershop and have found that men appreciate having more of a one-stop grooming experience with an environment that is respectfully theirs.
JMS: Our clientele is a vast mix including fathers and sons, CEOs and executives, students, military personnel, first responders, among others. What they all have in common is that they are discerning not only about how they look but also how they feel and carry themselves when they come in for services.
JMS: We are here just for him – there is a reason we provide such a service in our men’s semi-private environment with stations separated by dividing walls, rather than having him go to a women’s or unisex nail salon with sometimes elbow-to-elbow seating. We like to call the experience a MAN-icure.
JMS: A lot of times men’s colors are artificial looking because they tend to be red based, which adds warmth and depth to women’s hair, but men’s hair color tends to be made from a natural and neutral brown base. We are seeing an increasing popularity with men asking for gray blending and we use very neutral men’s specific formulations to help men look more pepper than salt. This is achieved by subtly blending the gray without full coverage. And since this service typically takes less than 10 minutes to process, gray blending is perfect for our downtown guests to have done during their lunch break and return to the office looking better than ever.
JM: In between haircut services, we offer clean-up service options to tidy up those loose hairs that grow around the ears and neckline. This touch-up service is included in the cost of our Executive Memberships, which come with 7 Executive Haircuts, 7 Clean-Ups, and more. We also offer a la carte options for an express manicure to buff, clip, and file without all the extra bells and whistles of a traditional manicure, as well as options for a hair wash, blow dry and/or light massage, for the man on the go.
The new 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons is located at 122 E Houston St. suite #104, San Antonio, TX 78205. They offer standard male grooming services as well as membership packages for the modern man on the go. For more information, visit their website at EighteenEight.com/sa-tx/ or call (210) 901-6188 and for more fashion news, stay tuned, right here on Style Lush TV.