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Pioneer Gentlemen’s Barbershop

The Gulch welcomes a new barbershop.

Written By:  Jennifer Farrar

Photographers:  Nashville Lifestyles Staff

Newly opened in The Gulch, the neoclassic Pioneer Gentlemen’s Barbershop provides a male-centric atmosphere for the connoisseur of style and grooming.

“What makes Pioneer so unique is the combination of our modern take on the classic barbershop and our focus on the customer experience,” says owner Tom Gaudreau. “From the moment [a customer] walks through the door to when they leave, they are treated like a king.”

The stylists at Pioneer specialize in classic and contemporary cuts (but can whip up any ’do). Haircuts, straight razor shaves, color services, hair removal—they currently handle it all and are looking to expand their spa offerings down the road as well.

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The hot lather shave is a “seven-towel experience, including six hot towels and a cold towel,” says Gaudreau. “All Pioneer guests, regardless of service, receive a complimentary neck and shoulder massage, essential oil-infused steam towel treatment, scalp massage, and the beverage of their choice.”

That selection includes free draft beer courtesy of Pioneer’s neighbor, The Pub (beer is only offered during normal Pub hours.) Customers receive a wooden nickel that can be redeemed for any draft beer on the menu.

Open seven days a week, the barbershop aims to accommodate busy workweek schedules. For comfort and convenience while you wait, there are leather chairs, free Wi-Fi, and phone charging stations. Rounding out the atmosphere are craftsman-style oak back bars, porcelain bowls, classic barber chairs, and fine men's grooming products,

“We’ve created an exceptional men’s grooming experience that you can’t find anywhere else,” Gaudreau says.

408 11th Ave. S., 615-915-2763; pioneerbarbershop.com

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