Welcome to michael john barber lounge

Make The Stage

Welcome!

 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

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.

BARBER LOUNGE UNPLUGGED (BLU)

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.

COVID-19 POLICY

In compliance with New York State and CDC COVID-19 guidelines and to ensure the safety of our clients and community please review the following changes.

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.

SERVICES

By Appointment Only. No Walk-ins.

MEN'S HAIRCUT

*STARTING AT $30

BEARD TRIM

*STARTING AT $25

KID'S HAIRCUT

10 years old and under

*STARTING AT $20

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

Matt Dibble
Matt Dibble
January 12, 2022.
Verified
Michael John is the man and you will not get a better haircut anywhere else. I've been going here since 2015 - a year ago I moved 30 minutes away and still make the drive for every haircut.
Elijah joseph
Elijah joseph
January 1, 2022.
Verified
I didn’t go into the shop yesterday with any clear cut idea in my mind on what kind of hair cut I wanted. I’d previously grown my hair out for nearly 2 years due to a terrible barber butchering my hair, but have a job interview coming up and decided to cut my hair. Just about any hair cut or style was going to shock me at that point, and I even said that to Michael before mentioning an important job interview on Wednesday and left the rest to his expertise. Michael John is an artist. He doesn’t brag about how well he can cut and style hair like most place I’ve been too, he just makes you look great, and gave me the cut I wanted without even knowing it! He’s a master at his work! I mean, the way he thinks everything through, from how it’ll fall when dry, how much movement does the cut allow for, the way the customer will look with the cut, and even how it’s going to grow out, while making sure you look great and feel great after! I mean, really, the amount of consideration he put into this cut blew me away! The vibe in his shop is second to none, you almost feel like you’re relaxing at home, or at a nice music lounge! Michael is friendly, relaxed, and down to earth. It’s not like the traditional barber shops and stylists that I’m used to going to, and I absolutely loved it! The shop also observes COVID guidelines , Which is nice for anyone who’s worried about that! I can’t recommend the Michael John barber lounge enough! Appreciate the amazing cut Michael, see you soon for a shape up, you just got yourself a new regular!
Daniel France
Daniel France
December 24, 2021.
Verified
Whokilledmydoggie
Whokilledmydoggie
December 16, 2021.
Verified
Jamil Khan
Jamil Khan
December 9, 2021.
Verified
Michael is such a personable guy. It was my first time getting a cut somewhere I’m not used to and he made everything easy and quick. Michael can speak to you about anything and everything. Super great experience being there with him and he helped me figure out what I truly needed for my hair too. You won’t regret going here. Accepts cash or card. Unique area to get your haircut in. Appointment only too so book him online asap.
Maria Kagas
Maria Kagas
November 5, 2021.
Verified
After a botched haircut from Jean Paul’s, I went to Michael John to fix my short haircut. I was not sure it could be fixed and someone referred him to me bc he fixed her son’s hair. He not only fixed my cut- he gave me a new style that was super pretty. I highly recommend Michael John. And the place is super cool.
Seetha Sankaran
Seetha Sankaran
August 5, 2021.
Verified
Christian Densmore
Christian Densmore
May 28, 2021.
Verified
Josh Bland
Josh Bland
March 25, 2021.
Verified
I’ve been going to Michael for over two years now, always an excellent haircut with good conversation, super neat set-up too.
Joe Coffey
Joe Coffey
March 18, 2021.
Verified
I've been going to Michael John's for over 25 years...he is very professional and I enjoy sharing our common interests in music, guitar, news of the day and life in general. I also appreciated his care in ensuring a safe place to get my haircut during the past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. A friendly place and a great haircut...
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