Best Salons for Men in Washington, D.C.

July 29, 2014 7:00 AM

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For many men, going to the salon for a haircut is a pain, especially because many are geared towards meeting the needs of women. Here are five spots in D.C. that pay special attention to men and what they are looking for when they visit a salon. Each one has received rave reviews from the men who have visited them. Furthermore, each one has stylists who are trained in cutting men’s hair, as well as providing other services such as shaving. If you are male, try one of them next time you need to head to a salon, and if you are a female, recommend one of these spots to the men in your life!

Exclusive Men’s Hairstyling by Max
Fusion Day Spa
1705 L St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 400-0357

Max works exclusively with men and has over 20 years of experience shaping, trimming and grooming men’s hair. He works inside of the Fusion Day Spa on L Street and although the salon serves women as well, men looking for a classic barber experience will still feel comfortable here. This cash-only barber does not accept walk-ins so be sure to call ahead and book an appointment.

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Jose’s Barber Shop
1825 I St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 223-0553

Jose’s has been in business for decades which may be why it is one of the best salons for men in the area. The staff is friendly and does a great job with both haircuts and shaving. Haircuts are reasonably priced, and your stylist should get you in and out in a short amount of time. But if you want to hang out and chat, they will accommodate you.

FX Studios
11270 Pepper Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
(410) 771-1500

What makes this salon great for men is the privacy aspect. Instead of having to listen to other patrons gabbing away, men will get their haircut in a private booth where they can watch a movie on the big screen as the stylist does their hair. For a shave or manicure, men will enjoy the same treatment. Complimentary beverages and ice cream are provided during your time at the salon. It’s a little far from the city, but it is worth it.

Grooming Lounge
1745 L St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 466-8900

This popular spot is only for men, which means it specializes in catering to the needs of men. Relaxed but upscale, this spa for men offers haircuts as well as shaving, manicures and more. The staff is also happy to recommend products as well as tips for anything from skin care to hair loss to dandruff. This is a great place to go if you want to avoid the typical girly salon.

Mohamed’s Barber Shop
3310 Georgia Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 882-1125

Known for Mohamed’s profound attention to detail, this barber shop is a local favorite. It is always clean, and haircuts are performed quickly and efficiently. For a no-fuss, precise haircut, this is the place for you. Moreover, it is very reasonably priced. Patrons can call for an appointment but walk-ins are welcome as well.

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Priya Konings is a freelance writer and restaurant critic in Washington D.C. Her work can be found at

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