The concept of 18|8 Salon comes from the formula “18|8”, a combination of 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transformed steel into a better looking and better performing stainless steel – they want to do the same for us guys! Their mission is to give men a professional grooming without the intimidation they feel at a regular salon that is typically catered for the ladies. By the time they finish, they want us looking and feeling like new.
18|8 Fine Men's Salon, is a men's salon created to provide an upscale, affordable and relaxing atmosphere for men (and boys) that want to look great and feel great, without going to a typical salon. After my visit my two boys; Noah – 16 years old, and Jude – 6 years old, at the 18|8 Topanga Salon, located in Woodland Hills, CA, that exactly how we felt! Their sophisticated, sleek and modern interior design, along with their very welcoming and professional team gave us an immediate sense of confidence knowing we were in good hands. My boys and I had a wonderful time – the whole time!
When we first arrived, we were greeted with an awesome staff. At 18|8 you are offered a beer, wine or beverage of your choice while you wait, or even while you are getting your service done – how cool is that? The atmosphere is great, the seats are super comfy, and you are provided a robe to stay clean during your cut and style.
Once seated with our experienced stylist, we were given a hot-stone, neck and shoulder massage along with a hot towel. This felt great – my 6 year old agrees! As an added bonus, I was given provided a facial service. This was my first time, but definitely not my last. My skin felt amazing and I felt so fresh.
Then we were asked what our “hair-style” goals were. I showed them photos of What I wanted to achieve for my boys and I. All three of us had a similar goal…
The Columbia: A clean classic style with a contemporary twist.
• Keeps some length on top so it can still move, slight detail to the front and a shear cut on the sides
• Easy to maintain with a quick towel dry and some light hold gel
They did awesome! Here are some our our before and after images. We let our hair grow out for this, it was pretty bad when we came in, as you can see – They fixed that problem real quick!
One of the many things I appreciate about 18|8 is that their stylists are specially trained and experienced in the art of men’s haircuts and styling, straight-razor shaves and other men's grooming services. You can tell that they are passionate about what they do and it was awesome they were willing to share their knowledge. They gave me tips on healthy hair growth, hair care and styling. One of the downsides to getting an awesome haircut then having it styled at a salon is you go home not knowing how they did it. Here at 18|8, they walked me through what they were doing to style my hair, so now I know what to do when I have to do it myself at home.
Before we left, we got a basket of great products you can purchase at all 18|8 Fine Men's Salons. They work great with all types of hair. They smell great – but manly, so not only does your hair look good, it smells good too!
I was so pleased with the services they offered so we will be back for sure. So fellas, you know you want to look good and feel good, and sometimes all it takes is the right grooming and style in an environment you can feel comfortable in. 18|8 Topanga also offers memberships that cover prepaid hair and grooming services that I highly recommend because of the value you get. So come visit next time you're in the area and ask them about this great membership offer!
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