By Becca Jones
Grooms, you’ve picked out the suits and pals to help you down the aisle. But why let the fun with the guys stop there?
Post-bachelor party and pre-wedding, do as the bride and bridesmaids often do: Arrange for a little pampering for you and your “I do” crew. Something as simple as a professional cut and shave on the big day can help calm your nerves and will make you look and feel your best (OK, a complimentary brew helps, too). We’ve rounded up five places in San Diego where men can have their very own “getting ready” experience with their groomsmen. Comb through ’em!
Sterlings Mobile Salon & Barber Co.
No transportation necessary for this one. Sterlings is a high-end, full-service barbershop that comes right to you, offering shaves, cuts, and unique photo opportunities. Their tricked-out airstream is filled with Art of Shaving products and professional stylists, sure to spiff up anyone who walks in. Don’t have a venue where they can roll right up to? Rent out Sterlings’ downtown brick and mortar location.
From shaves to clean fades, Mister Brown’s does it all. In the heart of North Park, this barbershop offers venue rentals and loves booking intimate parties. With over 10 professional stylists under his belt, owner Lee Brown hopes to transport guests back in time with exposed brick and handpicked vintage chairs. Plus, they have beers on hand and a pool table to keep every member of your crew entertained.
1904 Men’s Refinery
Based in Oceanside, 1904 Men’s Refinery is a mobile barbershop that serves all of Southern California. Inside this 25-foot long trailer, you’ll find a two-chair barbershop equipped with plush seating, music, and professional stylist Nicole Speaker—and complimentary beer, of course!
Known for their laid-back stylists and kickin’ playlists, Sound Cuts offers specialized cuts, trims, and shaves. You and your groomsmen can rent out either of their two locations depending on the size of your party: the original in Del Mar or their smaller, more intimate shop in Encinitas.
18|8 Fine Men’s Salons
Who says guys can’t have a spa day? If you and your pals are hoping to go that extra mile, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons is your one-stop shop. The next-level barbershop, located near Rancho Bernardo, offers specialty packages for you and your crew, including the “Here Comes the Groom” or “You’re the Man” package. Mix and match cuts, MAN-icures, pedicures, scalp treatments, and straightedge blade shaves in each package while sipping on complimentary beer and wine.