Vintage American Barbershop was founded by two native Arizonans, who as children accompanied their fathers and brothers into various barbershops. Excitement was in the air as patrons exchanged interesting stories, talked about sports, the latest happenings and what’s really going on in the world. This was a time when television was in its infancy, way before computers and social media. The unique sights and sounds of a barbershop, the ambiance, was one of professionalism, great customer service, impeccable grooming, and fresh exhilarating manly fragrances.
Years later, barbershops and barbers gave way mostly to salons and stylists. This was compounded by many states eliminating barber licenses in favor of unisex salon licenses. Fast and furious salons popped up that reduced their prices to churn out greater numbers of haircuts. Quantity not quality became the main focus. Men’s haircuts only cost a fraction of women’s haircuts. Ironically, men were treated like second class citizens. Shaves were out of the question and salons wouldn't devote personnel to spend precious time servicing men when it was much more lucrative to pursue female clients.
Rise of the luxury barbershop- About 2007, men’s attitudes towards grooming made a positive change. Men no longer wanted manicures; they NOW wanted a good old fashioned straight razor shave like grandpa used to get at the corner barbershop. The demand for luxury barbershops has been on an upswing ever since. This brings us full circle to the two Arizona native founders of Vintage American Barbershops who believe all men deserve adequate time to enjoy the relaxing environment of a country club, great old fashioned customer service and superior quality haircuts and shaves. You will feel as great as you look.