The average guy probably goes to a barber shop to get his hair cut. Why a barber shop? Well because it’s a place where sports is talked about, it has little frills, and it doesn’t smell like a flowery perfume shop. Most guys don’t go to salons or to a “stylist”… since we’re not looking for a new dew, we’re looking for a chop…. so we don’t have to fuss with it in the morning. I was looking for a new barber shop the other day, since the one I usually go to has inconvenient hours. And I found a place called “Sports Clips”.
Sports Clips is a franchise haircut shop that caters to guys. The same reason why most guys get drawn to the tool and television departments in Sears, Sports Clips has found a formula that seems to work. As you can probably imagine, the decor is sports-themed. Jerseys, helmets, and memorabilia line the walls and the high-school locker fashioned cabinets store the haircutting supplies. When you sit in the chair, instead of pointing you to the mirror to watch yourself (like every other hair cutting shop), you face a personal tv showing ESPN, or whatever local sports program is on. Nice touch. After a typical barber haircut, the barber would brush your neck…. but all those little hairs would still make your neck itch. At Sports Clips, they wash your newly cut hair and get rid of all those pesky loose hairs.
While your hair is drying, a clean hot towel is placed on your face and it makes you feel like you’re at a spa…. without the smelly scented oils that can make you smell like potpourri. After a minute or two with the hot towel, they use one of those hand-held vibrating back massagers that you’d find at the Sharper Image. Very nice and totally needed after a long day at work.
If you get the chance, I recommend trying this place…. if anything, to tell your barber that he’s got competition.