John Allan’s JA Razor Club – San Francisco
Located off San Francisco’s Union Square and above the John Varvatos store is the JA Razor Club. This hidden retreat offers a unique, masculine grooming experience to the Bay Area.
As I entered the hardwood and exposed brick loft setting the friendly receptionist welcomed me with a robe and introduced my stylist and manicurist. For just a moment it almost seemed like too much. Did I really need a shampoo, scalp massage conditioning treatment, haircut by a stylist, manicure, steaming hot towel facial cleanse and shoe shine? Let’s just say that once you try them, they will become your new essentials.
After the shampoo and conditioning my stylist, Alandria, offered me a scissor buzz cut. (The only other times I’ve been given that option were in Milan and Paris). During my haircut the manicurist asked, “Would you like a high gloss or matt? “ I was then offered a drink while I relaxed to the sound of classic jazz and rock. After my haircut I reclined with a soothing hot towel facial. I didn’t want to leave.
Most club members come from using a local barbershop, Supercuts or their girlfriend’s hair salon. Many say, “I never thought I would ever get a manicure”, and most never knew this level of services even existed for men. But John Allan has been successful at converting guys to his grooming services in New York for over 20 years and has since expanded his clubs to include Washington DC, Chicago, Toronto and Beverly Hills. (Members get to use the services at any club in any city).
In addition its professional staff and services, what impressed me about my visit to JA’s Razor Club was the integrity of the experience. This isn’t some concept heritage barbershop or a pretentious setting. It is geared towards guys who want to come in, relax in a cool setting, have a drink and leave looking and feeling their best.
The JA Razor Club is located inside John Varvatos on the second floor at 152 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108, Mon-Sat 11:00AM-7:00Pm, To schedule an appointment telephone (415) 398-2707 or email email@example.com Gift certificates are available as well as a full line of John Allan grooming products.