Fritz’s Favorite Gifts for Guys Part II – Fog-Free Shaving Mirror

You get the closest shave when your beard is soft and your pores are open. This makes shaving in the shower ideal. The Shave Well Fog-Free Shaving Mirror makes it easy to get the closest shave. At just $13 it’s a great stocking stuffer.

This video explains the science behind it.

Fritz’s Favorite Gifts for Guys Part I – RazorPit Blade Sharpener

The RazorPit extends the life of your cartridge razor blades by up to ten times! At just $25 this gift will pay for itself in no time. No more razor burn from trying to get a few more shaves out of a dull blade.

Join us for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday sits Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to helping small businesses and their communities.

Fritz’s is proud to take part in Small Business Saturday this year and we want to invite you to shop small with us on November 24th.

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Fritz’s has gifts he’ll enjoy every day…luxury shaving products from eShave, fog-free shave mirrors and the RazorPit razor blade sharpener. Or maybe he’s been thinking about purchasing the DS Laboratories system for thinning hair. Small Business Saturday is the perfect time to buy.

Get a $25 American Express statement credit when you enroll your card online (www.shopsmall.com) and spend $25 or more at a participating merchant (like Fritz’s) on November 24.

Thank you for supporting small businesses like Fritz’s and please don’t forget to “Like” us on Facebook!

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How soon before an event should I get a haircut?

So you’re getting hitched, or maybe you’re getting those forever-displayed senior photos taken. Whatever the occasion you want your hair to looks it’s best.

As a general rule we recommend a haircut about one to two weeks before your event. That said, some guys love the look of a super fresh cut; others don’t want that “I just got a haircut” look so base your decision on what makes you feel the best and most confident.best men's haircut

If you do decide to plan your cut a couple of weeks ahead of your event, you may find that your sideburns are getting a little out of control and your neckline isn’t so sharp anymore. Now before you take that Gillette to the back of your neck, don’t forget about our complimentary Tighten the Edges service. In about 10 minutes we will tame those sideburns, clean up those pesky hairs tickling your ears, straighten up that neckline and finish off with our famous straight razor shave on your neck so you’re ready for your Kodak moment.

 

3 Reasons You Should Be Using a Shaving Brush

Shave brushes lost favor with the advent of aerosol cans in the 1950’s and disposable razors in the 70’s. Today, the traditional wet shave is making a comeback. Here are 3 reasons you should consider using a shave brush.badger hair shave brush

  1. Quality shave brushes are made with badger hair. Badger hair is the only hair that retains water, and keeping hot water on the skin is the secret to a close shave.
  2. Since the brush holds water, it creates a richer, thicker lather which helps you get a closer shave.
  3. As you gently swirl shaving cream on your skin, the shaving brush exfoliates your skin and lifts the hair.  With the hair lifted, you get a closer shave with each stroke so you don’t irritate your skin with multiple passes.

The eShave Starter Kit is a great way to  try traditional wet shaving. It includes a genuine badger hair brush, pre-shave oil, shave cream, and after-shave cream, all in a zipper toiletry bag or TSA approved travel case.

Let’s Heat Things Up!

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If you’ve ever had a massage you understand how great it feels to have all those muscle knots worked out. But did you know that by adding heat to your massage you may get even better results? Here’s why.

  1. Heat = Relaxation. Heat is great for getting a deep muscle massage without the “hurt” of a deep massage. What I mean by that is, by adding heat, the sensory receptors in your skin are stimulated and in turn decrease pain receptors. Massage itself decreases stress and tension in the muscles by increasing circulation. When heat is added, the blood vessels dilate and increase oxygen flow to muscles which causes further relaxation than with massage alone. And with more relaxed muscles, your therapist can make more progress on those knots.
  2. Heat = Healing. Heat helps heal damaged tissues from common overexertion injuries, chronic injuries and recent injuries that are in late stages of healing (past the ice stage). Heat helps injuries that are no longer swollen by reducing discomfort, pain and stiffness. If you have come for a sports massage or have a specific area or injury  bothering you, ask your massage therapist if adding heat would benefit you.

At Fritz’s Deep Heat may be added to any 60 or 90 minute massage. We use steam packs heated in water over an extended period of time. The packs themselves cover the shoulder/back area and will hold heat for over 30 minutes, which makes them much more beneficial than hot stones, which heat only a small area and lose their heat within minutes.

Whether you just want to relax in your massage, or want the therapeutic effect of heat, try our “Deep Heat” add-on service for only $5!!

By: Morgan Calkin, Licensed Massage Therapist

TOP MEN’S SALON IN LOUISVILLE ENCOURAGES CHEATING!!

Fritz's encourages men to cheat

Believe it or not, it’s true. Fritz’s Salon & Spa for Men is going on record. We want you to cheat.

Now, we don’t want  you to cheat on your taxes because if you get caught and thrown in the slammer your hair is not going to look good for a very long time.

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No need to hide…

We certainly don’t want you to cheat on your spouse, that is ALWAYS a no-no. We do, however, encourage you to cheat on your stylist! Yes, you heard right. We are here to serve you, not the other way around. If, for whatever reason, you can’t get in to see your usual stylist, it is more than okay to schedule with another. It’s not okay to make a business trip or go on an important interview looking sub-par.

So don’t cheat yourself out of looking awesome, just go ahead and cheat on your stylist. Come on…you know you want to 🙂

Who is Fritz’s Best Stylist?

“Who is the best?” is a question our salon coordinators are often asked when booking appointments.

While I wanted to remain anonymous for my blog posts, I will admit I am the Stylist Manager at our Hurstbourne location.  With that being said, I find that I am very qualified to write on this subject.  I have to say skill-wise absolutely every stylist is our best stylist.  Fritz’s owner and management team have made a commitment that every stylist at Fritz’s is 100% trained and qualified to give an amazing men’s haircut!  As our name Fritz’s Salon and Spa FOR MEN would indicate, we only work on male clientele.  So we have A LOT of experience in this area.

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Mellow Mom, Kristina

The one way we all differ, that makes us not any less of a stylist but a better fit with clients, is our personalities. I think personality can determine who is the best stylist for you.  We cross the spectrum on great personalities– we have boisterous and mellow, full speed ahead and laid back, moms and single ladies.  It is a mixture that for years has proven to make a wonderful, fun environment of different choices for our clients.

One thing you will find here is that we openly invite you to try out different stylists to see who is the best fit for your hair and your time spent in our salon.

And FYI — I am the mellow, laid back, mom that thinks she’s a pretty amazing stylist 😉

Shoe Shines…We Do ’em

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If you are a long time Fritz’s client you may remember that fancy shoe shine chair that resided in the lobby of our Hurstbourne location,

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Look good head to toe

reminding you to have your shoes shined to go along with your fresh new haircut.  Well, the chair is long gone, but we still do shoe shines at both locations! The service is $4 for a pair of shoes and we have no limit as to how many you bring.  Kill two birds with one stone and get your shoes shined while you’re getting your haircut!

Why does my hair stick up?!

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This is a question that we are often asked and is supported by a one word answer: cowlick.  Okay, so what is a cowlick you ask?  It is a lock of hair growing in a different direction from the rest of the hair.  Basically, since our heads are round and not flat, the direction of hair needs to “swirl” in order to lay on our heads properly. Cowlicks are commonly found on the crown, but can be found anywhere on the head.  Most people have one cowlick, although  some people have several. cowlick

Men notice cowlicks more than women because they keep their hair shorter.  As stylists, we can’t change the way nature has your hair growing, but we can disguise cowlicks by cutting the hair a certain way. Depending on your particular problem, we may cut the cowlick short, or leave it longer for the best result. We can also recommend a styling product to help style the hair in a manner that works with the cowlick. If you are experiencing a cowlick problem talk to your stylist about it! We will be happy to find a solution that works for you!