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101 Sw Main Street, Portland, OR | Directions 9720445.515535 -122.675333
Neighborhoods: Neighbors West - Northwest, Downtown
Shave and a Haircut, Portland Style – A Shave, Haircut and a Brew Portland Style
Article by Todd Meisler
Attention Men who need attention. Restless but no plans? Next time you feel the urge to break the pattern and monotony forget happy hour or doing the same old damn thing. Head downtown close to Chinatown for a haircut like no other.
Start your trek by heading to one of the most interesting sections of Portland: lower southwest dowtown. When you arrive at Hair M, you might immediately notice something odd-no women customers. Hmm it's a men's salon, all dudes. It looks gothic and industrial and there are flat screens everywhere. This should be interesting. The door opens and the wafting aroma of beer and peppermint just might send a shiver up your spine. It hit's brain at the same time the girl at the front podium says "Hi, are you so and so? You are here for an appointment right? Would you like a beer, we have a few on tap". Yo! Ahhh, where am I? Well yes, please, you say as you get everything off to a splendid start.
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Worst Customer Service Ever – First: The receptionist was incredibly rude to me on the phone, and wouldn't let me make a reservation for myself and two friends without their cell phone numbers (which I didn't have on me), even when I was paying a 50% deposit up front.
Second: I showed up late for my appointment (my issue, no doubt) and was told they couldn't see me (my friends were both already getting shaves). I wasn't offered a later appointment or anything. They generously allowed me to shave in their bathroom right before my friends wedding.
Third: This was a blessing in disguise, as both of my friends had their necks BUTCHERED. I have never seen a worse hot-towel shave in my life. They both had razor burn in a serious way, and my friend (the groom) ended up with bloodstains all over his suit shirt collar.
If you want good service, go elsewhere.
Great experience, reasonable price – N.B.: HairM occasionally has promotions in which they reward customers who post favorable reviews. Without passing judgment, I just want to make clear that I am not being compensated or rewarded in any way for this review.
There are already 280 reviews of this place as I write this, so I'll keep it brief. The fact is that HairM provides a really nice experience for their customers and they do so at an extraordinary price. I grew up in L.A., where you can get a facial, scalp massage, neck rub, and glass of wine with your haircut--if you pay hundreds of dollars for it. At HairM, those are standard parts of the King's Cut, which costs under $50. It's more expensive than Rudy's or Bishop's, but you get a genuinely relaxing experience that you can really look forward to.
Good atmosphere, good service, cute staffs, but poor skill – Good atmosphere, good service, staffs are friendly, I really liked place.....until I had a hair cut!
The staff's skill is very poor, I was very very disappointed. If you want to have a decent hair cut, I don't recommend this place.
Will never go anywhere else again – I have been to Hair M twice so far and I will be a regular customer forever! My hair stylist is the best. I also got a massage from a woman named Michelle which was the best i've ever had, not to mention she could carry on an intelligent conversation. Overall, after spending what you pay at Hair M, I always feel that I am getting exactly what I pay for. Awesome staff, awesome management, awesome location....AND FREE BEER! I love me the Drop Top!
HairM - A Unique Success with unlimited potential – Having frequented HairM since its early days in 2003, it has clearly set a precedent in Portland and beyond for how to cater to men's previous unserviced and possibly even unknown needs and desires in this market. Cheers to HairM for their success, endeavoring to express an entrepreneurial spirit and for transforming the men of Portland for the best!
Great haircut – I have been going to HairM for 3 years, give or take. Jenny gives a perfect haircut. Appointments are always on time. I wouldn't consider anywhere else. And yes sitting and having a beer before the cut is a great plus.
Great hair cuts and service – The staff is friendly and Bree does a great job cutting my hair. For me, the regular visit is truly a break from the daily grind.
Just the best – This is the best place to go. great people work here. the make you feel very relaxed and pampered. I will only go there for now on
Great haircut experience...Nice to get a cold beer on arrival and the friendly staff makes you feel welcome.
Then on to the haircut where they have skilled stylists who take their time to give you an awesome haircut, head massage all while allowing you to still catch your favorite sporting event.
I would recommend them to anyone tired of the 15 minute "chop" houses....
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