This place knows what it's doing
About a year ago, I was lucky. New to Baltimore, I was in need of a haircut. Like any other lost soul seeking direction, I turned to the Internet for guidance. Although the salon already has tons of great reviews (the ones that prompted me to go), I feel fortunate to have found this place and want to pay the favor forward.
This salon offers so much - relaxed atmosphere, superb location, warm hospitality, and genuine care. Virginia (the owner) has a heart of gold. She also happens to be incredibly talented. I have lived in various cities and covered the spectrum of barbers, salons, stylists, etc. And I can easily say - without any hesitation - she's the best. She works insanely hard and has developed skill that, I believe, is unmatched. The salon's female clients are loyal - and with good reason. I've witnessed women leave looking drastically more attractive than when they came in. As a guy, I wonder: is there anything better?
What are equally impressive are the men's cuts. I want to defend my gender here, but I can't. Some men can shockingly ""out-fuss"" women when it comes to their hair. (Seriously, guys...why?) But this shop nails it every time - surpassing expectations and leaving the guys sincerely impressed and relieved. As a side note: although this is a ""salon"" and many men (me included) cringe at the word, it is very comfortable for men. The employees/clients have a great sense of humor and complimentary cold beer is always available.
The neck-shave and warm towel treatment is worth the trip on its own. You'd be hard-pressed to find another studio that has perfected - or even continues to provide - this classic and underrated perk. Also, the prices are amazing at around $20 for a men's cut. They could easily get away with charging double or triple that price. After factoring in the good location in the heart of Fell's Point, it must be sheer kindness that keeps their prices so reasonable.
Without a doubt, it's a redeeming and gem of a place for the city of Baltimore. You will leave in a positive mood, looking great, and feeling good (and sometimes buzzed from the generous booze...shhh!).