by Andrew Van Heusden
Reserved a table at a restaurant? Check. Bought flowers? Check. Now for the last step in preparing for your Valentine’s Day date: Groom up. Here, a few local places that know how to help a man look his best.
820 Currie St.
Besides its services like cuts, shaves and massages, this Crockett Row barber shop is known for its indoor aesthetic with dark wood paneling, leather chairs and pool table in the center.
2600 W. 7th St., Ste. 138
While this barber shop is a national chain, the Montgomery Plaza location is popular for its old-school vibe and throwback music memorabilia on the walls.
3529 Lovell Ave.
This garage-turned-barber shop has built a reputation for its old-school services like hot towel shaves and classic haircuts. While walk-ins are encouraged, scheduling an appointment is recommended.
3402 W. 7th St.
Aaron’s on the 7th can help you out if the beard is what needs work. The basic beard trim starts at $11, and the beard sculpting offer starts at $17.
Photo from The Barber Facebook page
3015 Hemphill St.
Book an appointment with this barber shop if you’re looking for an edge up haircut or shave, but know that this Near Southside establishment works with all types of hair, from comb overs to mohawks.
Photo from Race Street Barber Shop Facebook page
2921 Race St.
If you are looking for a Western-esque barber shop, this may be the place to book an appointment. The business goes beyond just haircuts and shaves — it also offers a shoe shining service. Live musicians perform on Friday afternoons.
3028 Sandage Ave.
Fox’s Barber Shop has been in business for over 50 years and provides fresh haircuts and clean shaves. Keep in mind: This barber shop only takes cash.
200 Carroll St., Ste. 170
A variety of men’s and unisex products are offered here, including deodorant, face scrubs, shaving cream and fragrances. Finish your shopping spree with a haircut at the Fort Worth Barber Shop’s second location, located at the rear of The Lathery.
400 S. Jennings Ave., Ste. 100
This barber shop provides a classic cut and clean shave package for $48, but enjoy this experience with a local-crafted beer and some music.
Photo from Local Barber of Fort Worth Instagram page
115 W. 2nd St., Ste. 108
This barber shop just opened not far from Sundance Square. Booking online is encouraged and appointments range from 15 minutes to an hour.
2941 West 7th St., Ste. 105
Another barber shop on West 7th is owned by Monica Taylor, known as “Blue.” While this barber shop offers services for women, men can pay a little extra to receive a speciality haircut, such as a flattop or design.
This story has been updated from a previous version.