There are hair salons that offer a complimentary glass of wine or beer with a cut, but how many do you know that have a full bar and cocktail program?
Deep Ellum will soon be home to a new barber shop called High and Tight that will offer the best of both worlds. The 3,000-square-foot space, which is being developed on Main Street, will be "tailored around the real gentlemen's lifestyle," according to owner Braxton Martin. That means clean shaves and smoky whiskys in a 1920s-inspired environment, says the former interior designer and fashion stylist.
"I feel over the last decade or so, men have fallen into this salon world," Martin says. "I'm trying to bring back that gentlemen aspect ... Men need a place that's designated for men."
But it's not just about haircuts -- High and Tight will also have a hidden speakeasy. Martin says the space will have several concealed doors, including one that leads to a "1940s Coco Chanel" powder room (that's a fancy word for bathroom) covered from floor to ceiling in mirrors. Another takes patrons to the bar, which will focus on craft cocktails and host the occasional bit of live music.
Martin expects the barber shop to open by the end of April and the speakeasy, which can hold about 100 people, to open sometime this summer. For those looking to keep their locks in tact, High and Tight will have entrances off both Main and Elm Streets -- but don't expect to see a sign.
"We're really trying to keep the barber shop as the focal point," Martin says.
High and Tight will join Truth and Alibi, which is a speakeasy on Elm Street hidden in a candy shop. Other well-known cocktail joints include in the neighborhood Black Swan Saloon and the up-and-coming Twenty-Seven.
h/t Crave DFW