Men can shop for tools and PVC piping without a hitch, but getting them to find a good place to cut their hair is like asking them to solve some mind-boggling mathematical formula. While men may know how to sniff out a good deal on a riding lawnmower, grooming is mostly beyond them. In an effort to help the hardworking men of Metro Detroit find a good deal on something they may not always have the instinct to find on their own, we’ve compiled a list of great salons for men that will take care of any need – from just a simple haircut to advanced styling.
Pete’s Barber Shop
438 Macomb St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-7200

Pete’s has become a Downtown Detroit institution for all men who are looking to get their hair cut in the “old school-style” that has been honored through the generations. Pete himself is a local favorite and many of his patrons are more than happy to tout his careful attention to detail and welcoming demeanor. When you watch the classic films and televisions shows that depict the traditional barber and know that’s what you are looking for, Pete fits the bill.

Sam’s Barber Shop
719 Griswold St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-7373

Also located in Downtown Detroit is Sam Zeolla’s personal shop that caters to a clientele looking for that classic and refined feel for the barber shop of old. Sam’s shop has been open since 1954, when his shop was first located in what was then the Dime Building. Nowadays, Sam can be found on Griswold Street in his perfectly designed shop and still answers the phone the way he has for decades – with a friendly greeting. Sam’s generosity and friendliness is legendary and his longstanding customers keep coming back not only for the great service, but also for the wonderful hair care.

Gentlemen First Barber Shop
949 S. Military St.
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 565-8300

For just $15, men can not only get one of the best haircuts in Dearborn, but that price also includes a hot lather and neck shave. With a full-service salon that will do everything from beard shaves, to beard trims, to shampoo and conditioning, Gentlemen First Barber Shop is truly a place where men can come to get it all done at once. With great discounts for veterans, active-duty servicemen and police and fire members, men from all walks of life can be taken care of here at this ago-old establishment.

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Wise Guys Haircuts
324 E. 14 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 589-1240

If you’re a guy and looking for more than just a run-of-the-mill haircut, Wise Guys Haircuts in Madison Heights is the place for you. Wise Guys offer a full-service salon for men, including shaves, facials, massages and waxing. With a staff of beautiful women on hand, men will feel right at home as they allow themselves to be treated by the trained and experienced service ladies. It may not be often that most men go to a salon for a full wax and facial treatment, but when you find that you’d like to give it a shot, Wise Guys certainly can’t be beat for its services.

39831 Grand River Ave.
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 477-2266

Agosta’s tagline is that it offers “haircoloring and grooming for the civilized man,” which it is certainly known to do. This full-service salon for men located in the business district of Novi has been taking care of Metro Detroit men’s grooming needs for years. Nails, facials, waxing and just regular haircuts are all services that Agosta takes very seriously and performs with surgical precision. Before stepping in for your haircut or salon needs, Agosta asks that you take a moment to register on its website in order to make sure it can best serve its clients’ needs. If it’s an upscale, no nonsense-type of experience you are looking for, look no further than Agosta.

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Michael Ferro is freelance writer and a graduate of Michigan State University where he majored in Creative Writing and received the Jim Cash Creative Writing Award. Born and bred in Detroit, he currently resides in Ypsilanti Township. Additional writing can be found at