Chill vibes, cool style, and a sleek environment with pro service: that’s The Parlor Room, a premiere men’s grooming lounge – a.k.a. a high-quality barbershop. Owner Gina Grogan promises “an experience like none other. We don’t just cut hair, we groom.”
Client accolades seem to prove her point, with faithful fans flocking to the spot which just celebrated its first anniversary on February 4th. Clients are loyal to their experienced stylists, licensed pros with many years of barbering behind them.
The team adheres to The Parlor Room’s philosophy, “We believe grooming is essential.” Grogan and company invite clients to relax in their lounge area, and even serve up a complimentary spirits on Fridays and Saturdays. During service, hairstyles are crafted to suit personal style, and facials, manicures, and pedicures are offered for a complete groomed look.
Grogan is thrilled with her Melrose Ave. location. “I looked at a few different retail spaces around LA, but this retail space was perfect for my business. There is definitely a difference in having a business on Melrose. Being on Melrose has an element of prestige to it, as well as the steady foot traffic,” she attests.
The salon offers a variety of services. “We offer expertly crafted haircuts, shaves, and steam facials, as well as men’s manicures and spa pedicures,” Grogan relates. She believes that grooming means more than just a haircut, and proves it.
The shop offers an executive haircut with a straight razor facial shave, or with beard work, or clipper shave as packages. Along with executive haircuts or shaves as stand-alone services, the shop also offers specialty cuts and dye, as well as hair restoration and cuts for teens and kids. There are a variety of options for facials, too, including a steam facial, a classic facial with exfoliating scrub, cleanser, and moisturizer; and a gentlemen’s facial which adds pore extractions to the mix. Also available are ingrown hair extractions and problem skin treatment, all to keep clients looking their best.
Grogan says haircuts are her single most popular service, and with talented stylists on her team, that’s no surprise to repeat clients.
“Our most unique services are our men’s manicures and pedicures. Most barbershops don’t offer those services, but I wanted to create a one-stop shop for men’s grooming.” Grogan plans to add a nail technician to her staff, soon.
Grogan is a barber herself, and has also worked as an image consultant, grooming actors, athletes, and entertainment industry execs as well as working with tech companies on mobile apps to elevate the hair and beauty industry.
And speaking of apps, the shop is all about convenience as well as style, and offers online-booking as well as a mobile app, allowing clients to schedule appointments whenever and wherever it’s convenient.
And, there’s one more perk Grogan provides: incredibly comfortable barber’s chairs that feel as good as they look. “The barber chairs are custom hand button-tufted, and so is the couch,” Grogan explains. “In fact, the barber stations, chairs, and couch are all custom-made.”
And so are the haircuts.
The Parlor Room is open Sunday through Saturday, and is located at: