New barber in town
If you like cool haircuts with a vintage vibe, Union Barber, 185 W. Maple Road in Birmingham, is the place to head. Owner Matthew Abraham said their specialty is “haircuts, hot shaves and dirty jokes. We don’t do color or wax.” This is the second outpost of Union Barber, which opened on December 8, having established themselves in Ferndale in May 2016. “We are an updated, modern barbershop,” Abraham said. “We want to be a comfortable and friendly place for all ages.” The Birmingham location, formerly La Belle Provence, has been completely renovated and outfitted with 100-year-old, vintage barber chairs which Abraham had retrofitted. “They’re all redone, reworked and reupholstered,” he said. The prices have stayed moderate, at the same price point as their shop at 212 W. Nine Mile Road in Ferndale. “We want men to come here, get out in a half-hour, and buy all their grooming products at the same price as the drug store,” said barber Sergio Snyder. Abraham, who also owns Royal Oak’s Rail & Anchor, said, “We try to stick to all U.S., small batch products,” for their line of products, including pomade, mustache wax and beard wash.
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