Oscar’s Salon brings years of experience to customers

WINTERSVILLE – With nearly 50 years of combined experience in the business, the four stylists at Oscar’s Salon are ready to welcome new clients into their “rock n’ roll, industrial chic” atmosphere.

Patrick Barrett, stylist and owner, said a grand opening is in the works for early May.

“We had a small, intimate opening last month, but now we have everything we need to start really bringing people in,” he said.

Owning a salon is something he always aspired to do. After spending years aimed at a career in education, Barrett said he decided to “buckle down, go back to school and learn how to do it the right way.”

The product of his efforts is different than most salons, which tend to be aimed specifically at women.

“We’re trying to cater to men. We really want guys to feel comfortable coming here,” Barrett said. “Mondays are Men’s Day, because when men get their hair cut they don’t want to feel surrounded by women. It makes them feel self-conscious. That’s why it doesn’t look like any other salon.”

Making males more comfortable in the barber’s chair played a role in Barrett’s choice of decor, which is functional without sacrificing fashion sense. The phrase “man cave” comes to mind, but the arrangement maintains a certain coziness.

“Men these days are concerned about how they look, but they might be embarrassed about it,” commented Kelly Hanlin, stylist. “We want them to feel good about their image and feel welcome here.”

Oscar’s Salon also offers services for women and children, as well as nail services, including manicures and pedicures; waxing; glaze and keratriplex treatments; and chemical treatments, including all-over color, touch-ups, foils, face-framing foils, dimensional color, ombre, Balayage, permanent waves and corrective color.

Located at Suite 2, 500 E. Church St., Oscar’s hours are Mondays (Men’s Day) from noon to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and closed Sundays.

To schedule an appointment, call (740) 314-8490 or e-mail oscarssalon01@gmail.com. The area’s newest salon can be found on Facebook and Instagram.

(Dalrymple can be contacted at sdalrymple@heraldstaronline.com.)