Welcome to michael john barber lounge

Make The Stage


 WELCOME!  In 2020, the Barber Lounge celebrated 20 years of service to upstate New Yorkers at 1775 Western Avenue. 

As a men’s hairstylist, I provide salon services for men that reflect their personal man-style.

I am an artist first and everything else just flows.

— Michael John
Owner, Michael John


Services include: haircut, wash, style, edge-ups, and facial grooming. At present, due to COVID-19 restrictions, facial grooming services may vary due to government compliance and CDC guidelines/restrictions.


After hours, the barber shop transforms. We jam, we laugh, we chat. Free to the public, tune in to enjoy the music and common-unity.

What Makes Us Unique

 “Unique, personalized, artistic experience”
–Dr. S. Sokaris

HAIR, MUSIC, and LOCAL CULTURE. The barber lounge has always been a place where I feel I do my best work. As a downstate native, my goal was to bring a little village vibe to Upstate NY.  

My clients enjoy the chill environment where they can be themselves, all while getting a top-of-the-line haircut and style in a one-of-a-kind barbershop.


By Appointment Only. No Walk-ins.






5 years old and under


prices vary according to work performed

Barber lounge unplugged (blu)

In 2014, BLU made its debut in a national broadcast by PBS A House of Arts as a venue/platform for original music and artistry in the capital region. 

Since then, BLU has evolved from a music venue to a platform for original music, local culture, and great conversations. Follow us on our social media for our live streams. If you wish to jam, be featured, or host your own show fill out and submit the interest form.

Client love

William Korn
William Korn
September 14, 2022.
My regular barber
Luis Garcia
Luis Garcia
August 24, 2022.
Awesome barbershop! I went in for a walk-in and got an awesome haircut for a good price!
Michael Teal
Michael Teal
June 15, 2022.
Amazing experience! I enjoyed the atmosphere, conversation, and how the haircut turned out. I will return the next time I am in town.
Josh Hull
Josh Hull
May 27, 2022.
If you think the place is cool, wait till you meet Michael. Super awesome guy, and really down to earth. His haircutting and styling is top notch! He even gave some advice on hair thinning. Practically talked his ear off (sorry Michael). Looking forward to being a regular here!
Larry Zimbler
Larry Zimbler
April 7, 2022.
Michael John is an excellent barber. He is professional and has a great ear. Talking with him helps me feel grounded and healthy. Thank you fir all you do.
Alija Maslesa
Alija Maslesa
March 24, 2022.
Great experience! Love that you can book an appointment online through Michael's website. The convenience of being able to see available dates & times that work with my schedule is awesome, and his hours of operation are convenient as well, good to know I can finally get a haircut after work during the weekday. Michael is also an easy dude to talk to and keep a conversation with, and it's nice to get his professional input on the type of hair cut you want. Also, the atmosphere of his shop is nice, definitely like the low-key and chill vibe he has going on. Think I've finally found my new barber. Oh, and the haircut came out great 👍
Castiel Ferguson
Castiel Ferguson
March 16, 2022.
Called within time of my appointment— no answer. Called 8 minutes into my appointment time— no answer. Got an email that my appointment canceled, website clearly states “No Call, No Show” then there will be no future appointments. The reviews make this shop sound amazing. On the other hand the experience and email exchange for me says otherwise. Find a place that answers their phone and can speak human to human.
Michael Howard
Michael Howard
February 27, 2022.
Michael is an amazing haircutter and person. His positive energy flows through you as he does his magic with your hair. I love him.
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