Last week a salon bragged about a $140 haircut that can get a guy "laid". The claim got me thinking, what about a great cut for men who are already getting laid or better yet, a trustworthy salon that has all the bells and whistles, but still can deliver a good cut to a "no-frills" kind-of-guy? One guy guinea pig and a visit to Eiji Salon and I got my answer.
Owned by renowned hair guru, Eiji Yamane, the salon is known for it's "dry cut" technique. With its ultra chic Madison Avenue location, Eiji Salon gives clients a spa like experience in a sophisticated space that includes hip art, candle lit rooms and a tranquil ambiance. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, while the salon's lavatories boast state-of-the-art digital latrines with warming seats.
Last weekend my hair guinea pig, Ray and I arrived at Eiji for a "gentleman's" cut with top stylist Akira. Akira has been doing hair for many years and worked as hair stylist for a high-fashion photographer before joining the Eiji team. The idea was to give Akira full creative outlet to Ray's hair. A style that's age appropriate, realistic, and of course easy to maintain once Ray leaves the salon. After a wash (that included a head and shoulder massage) and blow out, Akira proceeded with the famous "dry cut". The entire visit from beginning to end was a little less than an hour and a half, which is important for today's busy men.
The finished product? A high degree of complexity haircut that still was manageable with simplicity. Eiji Salon is definitely a "man approved" salon. Call 212-838-3454 for an appointment and make sure to ask for Akira.