Seems like every couple of years there's a new salon for men - a dark wood paneled place with a pool table, free beer and sports scores on the big screens intended to make guys feel less self-conscious about good grooming. The question is, are guys longing for a classy but macho salon to call their own or are they just as happy at Great Clips? So many seem to fade away...but expectations are high for the latest crop. On the heels of the second Regis-owned RAZE for men opening in the Twin Cities at West End, the doors opened today at Mens Dept., 930 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis. Created by Kurt Kueffner, a haircare and styling veteran with Aveda and American Crew, Mens Dept haircuts start at $32; "grey blending" starts at $38, and the menu of services goes on. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays for a boxed lunch with your service. That just might convince my man to spring for a salon cut.
Nothing says love like a good blowout. That's blowout - as in hair. Every girl loves one, and the always enterprising Jon Charles Salon is encouraging men to attend its popular Blow Dry Boot Camp for Valentine's Day. The salon says 10 brave gents have already signed on to learn how to style their loved one's locks. Lessons are available at the Uptown and Wayzata locations Friday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 14. Bring your partner for the promotional price of $25. And guys, you'd better have a dinner reservation to follow: She's going to want to show off her new 'do, even if you can think of other things you'd rather do.