'Hipster' barbershop trend arrives in Detroit

Check out this article in the Freep about new Barber Shops in Detroit

This month also marked the reopening and expansion of Standard Barber Co., a barbershop that started up last winter on the second floor of the flatiron-shaped Reid Building in downtown. .

This shop is a throwback to an even earlier period of American barbering, complete with antique chairs, spinning barber poles, combs in blue fluid and a staff decked out in ties and vests.

Standard Barber is owned by longtime friends Matthew Temkin and Steve Economy, who grew up in Farmington and are now both 33. Their shop has attracted a downtown crowd of many office workers and residents.

Their most requested haircut is the "Don Draper," also called a businessman's cut.

Their prices — $20 for a cut and $25 for a straight razor shave — are in line with popular male-focused shops in the suburbs, such as WiseGuys Haircuts and Lady Jane's Haircuts for Men.

Its old-time look and feel appealed to Detroit resident Mike Eisenberg, 35, who used to drive to the suburbs for haircuts. "I've always been a fan of the classic barbershop," said Eisenberg, a restaurant manager. "When I heard that we were getting a place that was a 5-minute bike ride rather than a 20-minute car ride, I was excited."


The full article: http://www.freep.com/story/money/business/michigan/2015/02/14/high-end-barbershop-trend-detroit/23396777/