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Barbers of the Lowcountry Brings an Elevated Menโ€™s Grooming Experience to Pooler

Barbers of the Lowcountry Brings an Elevated Menโ€™s Grooming Experience to Pooler


At ๐๐š๐ซ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ฐ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ, customers get more than a haircut, they get an experience. When guests walk into one of Barbers of the Lowcountryโ€™s three locations, they are greeted by a front desk concierge and an inviting waiting room. Once they are checked in, they are offered a snack or beverage, including options like beer from local craft breweries. Once guests are in the chair, they are in good hands with seasoned barbers familiar with many types of menโ€™s haircuts and other menโ€™s grooming offerings.  

Barbers of the Lowcountry was founded in 1997 on Hilton Head Island by Lou Nelsen. ๐“๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐š๐ข๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. ๐‹๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š๐ง ๐š๐œ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ก๐ž๐ ๐›๐š๐ซ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ฅ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐ƒ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ ๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง. ๐‹๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ฌ ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐๐ฌ๐จ๐ง ๐€๐ง๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ง๐ฒ ๐๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐š๐ซ๐›๐ž๐ซโ€™๐ฌ ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ.

Their unique approach to barbering was pioneered in 2010 when the Nelsens recognized a need for a new kind of barber shop in the area. โ€œWe noticed that guys are wanting to pamper themselves and really take their grooming seriously,โ€ says Brent. So, they started offering straight razor shaves and began stocking a selection of upscale shaving products.

โ€œBack then, there was no styling involved and no education on menโ€™s hair or shaving products. Thatโ€™s what we brought to the table and what we continue to do today,โ€ says Brent. 

In addition to selling high-end products from brands like Truefitt & Hill, Reuzel and 18.21 Man Made, they have developed their own exclusive line of menโ€™s grooming products inspired by their Lowcountry roots. The Loggerhead pomade boasts a cedarwood scent and a strong hold for styling thick or curly hair. The Skiff Hair Creme has a lighter hold and a rich vanilla scent.  The Pluff Mudd sculpting clay is designed for sensitive skin and has a mild coconut scent. The Spanish Moss hair powder is a thickening product that adds volume to hair.

Another offering that sets Barbers of the Lowcountry apart are the tiered membership packages. With a membership, guests receive 18% off haircuts, 15% off additional services like shaves or beard trims, 15% off all products in the shop and complimentary neck cleanups between appointments. Members can also skip the line at checkout and be billed via their member account.

Next year, the Pooler location will start offering quarterly socials with beer, wine or bourbon tastings. Members will be able to attend for free and non-members will pay an entry fee, and the proceeds will benefit a local charity. โ€œWe want our customers to feel like they are part of something bigger,โ€ Brent says.


1000 Pine Barren Rd Suite 112, Pooler