Atlanta-based Van Michael Salon is a world-class group of luxury salons providing the finest hair and beauty services available. Now in its 35th year in business, the salon group has grown to eight locations with 120,000 Atlanta-area clients trusting Van Michael’s talented stylists with all of their beauty needs.
Its newest location, Van Michael Men, is Van Michael’s first luxury barbershop concept that provides guests with much more than a haircut. Offering the finest in men's grooming services, Van Michael Men is a cut above classic barbershops. To keep our male readers in the know, JEZEBEL's "Best Haircut for Him" shares the importance of visiting a professional barber at Van Michael Men.
Van Michael Men's barbers are experts trained in the art of cutting men's hair. Not only do barbers know what guests are looking for in a haircut, but they're well-tuned in current trends and a wide variety of classic styles like an undercut and pompadour. Additionally, Van Michael Men's barbers are masters of clippers and scissors, ensuring and achieving the desired look. The possibilities are endless, as they can expertly cut the top with scissors while leaving length and pulling in tight with clippers on the sides and creating a killer fade.
The traditional hot lather shave with a straight razor is the legendary hallmark of a great barbershop, and a licensed training unique to barbers. Why is this old-timey service worth every penny? The difference lies in the particular time and consideration barbers take to prep the skin. After cleansing, Van Michael Men barbers steam the face, allowing pores to relax and release. Not only does this give guests a "facial-esque" experience, but the process allows for the closest and most precise shave possible. Finishing off the service with another hot or cold towel session ensures further softening of the beard and face. This old-fashioned luxury is truly worth every penny!
Going to a regular barbershop and acquainting with a regular barber builds the relationship so that they know you and your preferences. At Van Michael Men, your haircut is a social experience with strong relationships forged through the chit-chat of the barbershop experience.
At Van Michael Men, luxury doesn't stop with shaves and cuts. Men are invited to treat themselves to value-added services like stress-relieving treatments. Van Michael Men's barbers can even perform a stand-up shampoo, a rare technique unique to Japan! Additionally, everyone is welcome to a free neck cleanup at Van Michael Men. Whether attending games, meetings, or having a night out at The Battery, Van Michael Men welcomes guests to come in any time for a polished cleanup.
When you walk out of the barbershop with a sharp haircut, you can't help but feel a bit of swagger creep into your step. The atmosphere of Van Michael Men adds to the overall experience. From the top of the line barber chairs, dark wood, subway tiles, Edison bulbs, and the nostalgic black and grey barber pole outside creates the atmosphere of a classic barbershop.
So next time you spot that familiar striped pole at Van Michael Men, stop in. You'll be glad you did.
Van Michael Men is now open at The Battery at Suntrust Park™. Appointments can be made by calling 678-987-3654 or online at VanMichael.com.
Photography by: Photography by Aaron Wachtel, Ashley Weiser