A Manly-Man Kind of Salon
Weldon Barber opened its first salon for men in Issaquah. All the flat-screen TVs are tuned to sports. Figures.
The Seattle Times
December 02, 2005
By Pamela Sitt, Seattle Times staff reporter
If you’re Bill Nordstrom and you’re just not feeling the place where you get your hair cut, the reasonable thing to do is invest in a chain of your own – you know, the kind of concept salon suited to a man’s sensibilities.
Which is how I found myself sitting in a suburban strip mall at Weldon Barber, where the waiting area looks like a conference room and the flat-screen TVs are all tuned to sports, trying to think like a guy. (Note to male self: After I get my hair cut, I’m going to hit Fatburger next door.)
The Spokane-based chain offers haircuts, neck shaves and convenient parking for men. Weldon Barber just opened its first Seattle-area location in Issaquah and plans to expand to Kirkland, Bellevue and Mill Creek early next year.
“We’re in locations where guys live,” said company President Robin Kincaid. “We wanted a place that’s convenient for guys in the suburbs to go to get their hair cut. It’s a neighborhood barber shop with a modern twist.”
Weldon Barber is located at 6220 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E. in Issaquah (425-369-9910, www.weldonbarber.com).
Pamela Sitt: 206-464-2376 or email@example.com