Men's Hair

Men's Haircuts
& Styling

Having a fresh, new haircut can completely help you go from just looking good, to looking your best. At 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon of Barrington, we make finding that perfect haircut much easier with professional stylists and barbers who specialize in men’s grooming, all the while giving you a complete salon experience inspired by the old-school barbershops. From the moment you walk through our doors, you can take a break from your busy schedule, choose from our haircut and styling options below, and we’ll take care of the rest.

  • The Classic Handcrafted Haircut

    The signature service at 18|8 is the handcrafted haircut. Our stylists begin with a personal consultation to understand your grooming habits and the look you desire. We work with you to create a cut that fits perfectly with your style and makes you look like the man you want to be. Our handcrafted haircuts are designed for your specific head shape and hair density. All of our cuts include a shampoo, neck shave, conditioner rinse and blow dry/style. Your stylist or barber will educate you throughout the process so you are able to achieve the same look at home. We finish everything off with a relaxing aromatic hot towel finish so you feel completely relaxed and leave your appointment feeling like a true gentleman.

  • The Executive Experience

    Treat yourself to the 18|8 Executive Handcrafted Haircut, our luxury service which includes the Signature 18|8 handcrafted haircut, scalp cleansing/conditioner, a relaxing neck and shoulder massage, an enhanced scalp massage, a facial cleanse & tone, a professional styling consultation & hot towel finish. Enhance your experience even further by adding an executive grooming service to your handcrafted haircut to look and feel your absolute best. Choose from a relaxing and invigorating scalp treatment, an executive hand detail, an anti-aging face treatment, or one of our other executive grooming services designed specifically for our male clientele. At 18|8 we are in the business of helping men feel better about themselves than they have ever felt before.

  • Students & Young Gentlemen

    Being a gentleman isn’t defined by age. Our student and young gentlemen haircuts are for those wanting to look sharp, whether it’s to dress up for a special occasion, freshen up your look with a professional feel for an interview, or you just want to be the classiest in your class, our barbers will help you do just that. We proudly serve students from the neighboring Harper College and Barrington High School, along with all other schools in the surrounding areas of Barrington, Lake Zurich, Palatine, Hoffman Estates, Long Grove, Inverness and Schaumburg. The special pricing is only valid for full time students with a Student ID and young gentlemen under the age of 18. Available at all times with our Centre Stylists, and before 6 pm Mondays through Thursdays with our Senior Stylists.

  • Distinguished Master

    Our Distinguished Masters Haircut is for our senior guests who want to keep themselves looking like the classic gentlemen that they are. Combine this haircut with our professional gray blending service and watch your stylish younger years come right back. You’re never too old to be the best looking man in the room.

Hair Coloring For Men

In the same way that you can experiment with your haircut and style, changing your hair color is another way you can try to figure out what works for you. It doesn’t even have to be drastic. You can just make your natural hair color more pronounced or even restore it once you start graying. Our professional men’s hair coloring service makes it simple to find the color you’re looking for. We offer the choice of permanent or non-permanent coloring options.

If you’re not sure what color would work best with your style, please stop by our salon in Barrington, IL and meet with our stylists. They specialize in men’s grooming and will work with you to get you on the path to looking like a true modern gentleman.

  • Professional Gray Blending

    The key for gray hair is to keep it under control, which is what gray blending is all about. Professional gray blending at 18|8 Barrington perfectly mixes your natural hair color with the gray in your hair so you can make sure that people will only see as much gray as you want them to see. The coloring is semi-permanent; instead of just growing out, it gradually fades away to make your roots less noticeable. Under our guidance and expertise, we’ll give you the perfect blend of youth and wisdom.

  • Permanent Hair Coloring

    If you’re thinking about coloring your hair but aren’t sure about what color would work best with your personal style, stop by our Barrington men's salon and meet with our experienced stylists who will work with you to find the color you need for the look you want.
    *Consultation required before booking service.

  • Beard Grey Blending

    Hair coloring is not just for the hairs on your head! Grey blending for your beard! This is the perfect solution if you’re looking to cover up any grey hair in your beard. Beard grey blending can also help to blend in any patches in your beard to make it look thicker and fuller.

  • Permanent Beard Coloring

    If you’re getting your hair colored, you don’t want to forget about your beard. Our permanent beard coloring service will complete your look and ensure it stays consistent. Enhance your experience even further by adding an executive grooming service to your handcrafted haircut to look and feel your absolute best. Choose from a relaxing and invigorating scalp massage, an executive hand detail, an anti-aging face treatment, or one of our other executive grooming services designed specifically for our male clientele. At 18|8 we are in the business of helping men feel better about themselves than they have ever felt before.

  • Hair Coloring Highlights

    Adding subtle or even prominent highlights to your hair can create contrast for a unique and dynamic look. Our expert stylists can give you highlights to compliment your style perfectly so you stay looking fresh and classy. If you’re not sure if highlights are right for you, please speak to one of our stylists to learn more about your options and what would work best for you.

  • Chemical Relaxer Hair Treatment

    If your hair is out of control, a chemical relaxer can help calm things down. This treatment is designed to make your hair ‘relax’ from the roots down to give you a straighter and more controlled look. Our chemical relaxer is perfect for men who want to get rid of their natural curls or even if they just generally have unruly hair that’s difficult to style.

Men's Waxing & Hair Removal

Whether you’re looking to tame a few unruly whiskers or create perfectly sculpted eyebrows, there are many great reasons to invest in men’s face waxing. Long gone are the days when being a man meant embracing untidy body hair. Nowadays, gentlemen prefer the clean aesthetic of a smooth appearance. Fortunately, at 18|8 Barrington, we offer waxing services exclusively for men in an authentic barbershop setting. Let our stylists treat you to the lasting results of a facial wax while you enjoy a complimentary drink.

  • Ear, Nose & Eyebrow Waxing

    Let’s face it; we’ve all examined our faces only to find strands of hair growing in the most unsightly areas. Other times, we neglect our brows so much that they start to look like a mess right in the middle of our faces. Regardless the issue, our expert stylists can help you eliminate unwanted hair quickly and comfortably.

    Unlike shaving, waxing removes hair at the root. This offers many benefits, but the best by far is a long-lasting result. In fact, the results of waxing can last for as long as eight weeks. Many men also prefer waxing because hair grows back finer and causes far less irritation than shaving. Facial waxing gives you an advantage over shaving because you can target small, hard-to-reach areas. These are just some of the best perks, but they are far from the only benefits.