Women have known for years that the benefits of the hair salon go far beyond just a haircut, color or perm. They understand the advantages of having your personal grooming done in an environment you enjoy, by a professional you know and trust. So why should men be any different? At V’s Barber Shop at 380 Knollwood Street in Winston-Salem, owner Adam Thomas understands this principle. That’s why he opened his classic, old-fashioned-style shop with upscale amenities to provide men the same pampering treatment, all within a setting that exudes masculinity. In describing what it’s been like, Adam feels incredibly grateful to this community. He acknowledges, “I want to thank all of the patrons that have been part of our growth. It is hard to believe but we have been open 2½ years! We have now served over 4,000 different clients and we are certainly thankful to each and every one of them.”
It’s no wonder his shop is a bonafide success and has become a routine part of his regular customers’ lives each month. One can’t help but feel good walking in and seeing the traditional setting of thick genuine leather barber chairs with chrome footstools attached, among elegant cherry wood stations embellished with granite countertops, familiar black-and-white-tiled flooring, and old-style ceiling fans circulating above. There’s also a slight contemporary touch, including flat screen high-definition televisions hanging above each station, allowing customers to keep up with the latest news, sports, games and more.
Although the classic, stylish environment is most appealing and comfortable, it only serves to compliment the impeccable service you receive. Adam emphasizes that his staff consists of master barbers who have been through extensive training and licensing to provide professional services you can trust and count on to maintain your unique look and style. This certification endorses their ability to perform all the services you need and expect, be it a haircut, style, coloring, permanent waving or hair relaxing and more.
There’s also another important skill the master barbers at V’s possess, and that is the fine art of the straight-razor shave. It’s been said that every man should have a shave of this type at least once in his lifetime. And once you’ve experienced the incredible hot-lather neck shave that is closer than anything you could ever get at home, and with the feeling that makes it unlike any other, you’ll definitely want to make it a monthly indulgence. From the moment the warm, moist towel is placed over your face to soften the whiskers and prepare the surface, you know you’re in for something special and relaxing. The lotions used to condition and soften the skin before and after help alleviate the usual razor burn and bumps that you get with your disposable razor at home. As a matter of fact, you can’t even begin to compare it to shaving at home. There simply is no comparison, because of not only what it does in regards to the best shave you can get, but also in how relaxed and rejuvenated you feel afterwards. Adam is proud to say that, “V’s Barbershop is now recognized as the undisputed leader in hot-towel straight-edge shaves.” And when you think about it, is it any wonder?
Adam cares about how his customers feel in between their straight-razor shaves as well. Which is why he says, “We recently started carrying and selling the old-style safety razors… used many years ago prior to disposable razors. There has been a real resurgence of these style razors, due to the fact that the blades are more than 75% less expensive than the disposable type—not to mention [that] safety razors give a better shave. We have a nice selection of razors, razor stands, lather brushes and mugs, and shave creams and gels. It is worth taking a look at these cost-saving items that also give the handsome look we all want to have.”
So whether you’re in need of a haircut or a relaxing and rejuvenating shave, it’s time to treat yourself to the style, comfort, and friendly atmosphere and camaraderie that is V’s Barbershop. And remember, a V’s Barbershop gift card makes a unique and special gift for dad on Father’s Day. Treat him to an attractive haircut and soothing shave experience, finished off with a gentle, relaxing shoulder massage. After all, he’s earned it!
For directions and to find out more, visit their website at vbarbershop.com. Better yet, drop in to see Adam and his staff personally at 380 Knollwood Street in Winston-Salem and become a part of the family. It’s a relationship that’s sure to continue for many years to come.