Rocks Bar and Barber Shop

March 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Saying I am not a fan of getting a hair cut is the understatement of the century.  The idea of having to go sit in an uncomfortable chair and strike up an artificial conversation about the weather or some other meaningless subject doesn't make me happy.  Enter Rock's Bar and Hair Shop.  From the moment you walk into the salon you just get a feeling of comfort.  The beautiful warm tones of the wood grain, the music being played, the bar in the back, and a view from the patio all really make a fellow feel welcomed.  

I had the pleasure of having Powell as my stylist.  He made me feel at ease and comfortable from the beginning.   He walked over to the bar where I was enjoying a complementary IPA on tap while I waited for my stylist.  It was a Monday at around 4:30 and I was frankly surprised to see that there was a wait.  No worries I got to take some photos and sip on my delicious IPA.  I could have also relived a bit of my childhood with the pinball machine but I was busy getting photos.  

To call the experience "getting a haircut" is a server injustice to the process.  Powell introduce himself and explained how things worked since this was my first time there.  It started with Powell getting the info about the type of cut I wanted.  He then offered a hot towel for my face while he gave my hair a shampoo.  I could have easily fallen asleep with the hot towel on my face and the extra comfy chair.  Let's not underestimate the value of a comfy chair.  I felt very comfortable talking with Powell and I kind of felt like I was chatting with a friend.  It was great to see that the staff got along very well and they were joking with one another and the customers thought my experience.  

Having been a Great Clips guy in the past I did ponder for just a minute if the extra cost compared to Great Clips was worth it to me.  I quickly realized that it was more than worth the extra cost.  Like I had said this is a complete hair care experience not just a hair cut.  The fact that I got to enjoy a beer while I was waiting certainly didn't hurt.  They have lots of beer on tap and in bottles and you can even take some great craft brews home with you.  I was thrilled to see the Sumttynose Big Beer Series.  Smuttynose is one of my favorite breweries, having grown up in New England I made many a trip to Smuttynose, but I digress.

If you are looking for a complete hair care experience I would venture to say you couldn't find a better one in the area.  Stop in and say hello to the very friendly staff then stay for a hair care experience second to none.  Check out their website for more info and some more photos.

http://www.rocksdurham.com/


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