I am a 5+ year resident of the Valley and I'm very particular about my hair. I spent the first 2 years here bouncing around from one hack barber to the next until I finally "found home" with A&D. It's not just another barbershop - it's an experience. The shop is classically masculine, refined and the barbers are all top notch. The barbers are welcoming and professional. Most importantly - they "get hair". Regardless of your style or hair type, they employ myriad scissors, razors, electric shavers and straightedges to clean you up right. Each haircut includes pampered services including a cold beverage, hot towels, hot lather straightedge shaves to keep your neck tidy and clean, and the whole experience is topped off with a relaxing hand massage. If you're in the mood to indulge yourself (I do this for myself once a month), go for the full treatment including a cooling mint facial, shave, shampoo and a near orgasmic scalp massage. Last summer the pizza joint next door to this Camelback staple caught fire and the adjoining businesses were forced to close for renovations. Just like our city's namesake, A&D has risen, like a Phoenix from the flames to once again provide the best darn male grooming services in the city. I've been to other so-called "male salons" in the city and no one compares to A&D for the overall experience and value. You go in looking like a schlep and walk out looking like a million bucks.
Posted: 7/05/2008 • Link to this review