Booze and Haircuts

Barber shop serving Scotch with your haircut swaggers into Dallas

Barber shop serving Scotch with your haircut swaggers into Dallas

Scissors & Scotch
Barbershop portion of Scissors & Scotch. Photo courtesy of S&S

There's a unique new shop coming to Dallas where gents can get a haircut along with a glass of fine whiskey.

Scissors & Scotch, a men's barber shop complete with full-service bar and private lounge, is making its Texas debut with two locations in the Dallas area, including one in Uptown at Crescent Court. It's going into a space facing Maple Avenue, across from Moxie's, and is slated to open in early May.

A second location will open later in 2019 at Grandscape, the mixed-use development in The Colony.

Scissors & Scotch was founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 2015, as an effort to improve the salon experience for men. It now has locations in five states, offering haircuts, shaves, trims, waxing, spa services, and shoe shines.

Every service comes with a free drink from their full-service lounge and bar. Their lounges are manly with lots of woods and leather sofas and a fully stocked bar with craft beers and cocktails; the old-fashioned is the most popular drink. And you don't need to get a haircut to enjoy the lounge.

"I like to call us a barbershop, emphasis on the bar," says Tanner O'Dell, part of the family group that is bringing the concept to Dallas. "The experience is hospitality focused. Our team has years of hospitality background and we believe it's the small details that make all the difference."

The lounge is separate from the barber; each store has a full menu of craft cocktails and eight beers on tap. A complimentary drink comes with the purchase of a haircut which can be consumed before or after the haircut or other service.

In addition to traditional barbering services, each shop offers membership programs that provide discounts, free upkeeps, guest passes, access to scotch and beer tastings, and more.

Haircuts include a steamed towel and neck shave and start at $48.

Hair salons that also serve alcohol have become a hot national trend in the past few years. Dallas has an indie place called High & Tight, a barbershop with a speakeasy next door that opened in Deep Ellum in 2015.

Kevin Hart, who is O'Dell's brother-in-law and part of the group bringing S&S to Dallas, is an Omaha resident who was one of the first to become a member at the original location.

"I just fell in love with the atmosphere and everything that goes with it," Hart says. "I would tell all my friends how amazing it was. I get the 15-year service regularly and the stylists always do a fantastic job. The bar is a great place for making friends and networking. A lot of people go in just to enjoy a cocktail, or come in and sit and work."

The chain currently has locations in Omaha, Denver, Des Moines, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, and Olathe, Kansas, and an Austin location is also in the works.