Our Story

Overview

Proudly grooming gentlemen since 2004.

Mensroom Salon & Lounge is Portland, Maine’s only luxury grooming destination for men.

Nestled in the Old Port, the Mensroom is a modern, upscale barbershop specializing in precision haircutting, straight razor shaves, grey blending, skincare and styling.

Guests can expect world-class barbering services from industry-leading professionals with 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Spa-inspired luxuries and man cave amenities create a truly unique experience for gentlemen of all ages.

At the Mensroom, we understand that a man’s style is the personal expression of who he is and how he feels – which is why our team performs a thorough consultation to ensure that every service is tailored to your needs.

Embark on a new experience and we’ll show you a new tradition.

Complimentary Beverages

Every service includes a welcome drink of choice.

  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Cocoa
  • Tea

Comforts & Amenities

We believe comfort and quality go hand-in-hand.

  • Leather reclining couch
  • Leather massage chair
  • Daily newspaper
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • Billiards table
  • Dartboard
  • Xbox
  • WiFi

Awards & Accolades

Mensroom Salon & Lounge is a multi-award-winning barbershop, nationally-recognized in Salon Today magazine.

Our reputation as a Top 200 Salon is a testament to our managerial and leadership skills within the industry.

Robert Witkowski, author of 100 Things to Do in Portland, Maine Before You Die, credits the Mensroom Salon with the “the best haircut experience” he’s ever had; “something everyone should experience before they die.”

Community

Nestled in the downtown business district of Portland’s Old Port, the Mensroom is a stone’s throw from the Casco Bay waterfront.

The eclectic mix of cosmopolitan city, bustling fishing wharfs, and historical landmarks make Portland, Maine one of the great American seaport cities on the East Coast.

After their service, many of our guests enjoy drifting in and out of boutiques or indulging at any one of the renowned seafood restaurants along Commercial Street.

Wellness

Inner and outer wellness is ingrained in our culture, practiced by our team, and shared with each and every guest we meet.

Each service begins with a stress-relieving scalp, neck and shoulder massage proven to reduce stress, muscle tension and low energy.

By merging holistic well-being with superior grooming services, we can provide men with a deeper, more valuable experience that touches their hair – and their hearts.

Atmosphere

Cobblestone streets and brick sidewalks lead you to the big M at 8 City Center.

There, you are greeted by a salon coordinator who hangs your coat, offers you a welcome drink and escorts through the salon to our comfort lounge.

Exposed brick, vaulted ceilings and a billiards table remind you that this isn’t your father’s barbershop.

Rustic wooden shelves are lined with The Art of Shaving© and Aveda Men products. Jazz music fills the air. The reclining couch and massage chair face a 48” flatscreen TV.

All we ask is that you put your feet up and take a moment to inhale the masculine fragrance of woody Sandalwood and bright Cypress as you wet your whistle.

We welcome you to luxury – in every sense of word.

Products with Purpose

Cruelty-Free Brand

Aveda is a cruelty-free brand, one of the many reasons we are co-branded so strongly. Since our inception in 2004, it was our founders mission to partner with a product line that shared our values regarding testing on animals. We do not support, sell or use any products who test on animals. Our products are “people-tested.” Because after all, we (the humans) are the ones who produce, profit and benefit from them.

Renewable Energy

Likewise, we believe in the pursuit of a sustainable environment. The inspiration for doing so can be found in nature – in the wild world we live in. Environmental responsibility is something to be valued. Aveda is the first beauty company to market manufacturing products with 100% wind power.

This use of renewable energy will help offset the carbon footprint we are inevitably leaving behind. At the Mensroom, we understand that nature can work for both a sustainable future and a better bottom-line.

Non-Profits & Partnerships

Earth Month

Every April we partner with other Aveda salons across the country to support access to clean, safe drinking water. We raise money during Earth Month by collecting proceeds from special services, raffle gift baskets, and various celebrations.

We are proud to continue our efforts to protect and restore clean water, native fish and habitats, and of course, our communities far and wide.

Rebuilding Nepal

Made in the Himalayan forest communities of Nepal using authentic techniques, Aveda’s annual purchase of holiday gift wrapping paper has helped:

Enable 5,885 children to go to school

More than 4,900 people to support their families (full and part time)

Reverse deforestation and maintain 42,000 acres of wildlife habitat

This paper-making partnership allows us to use lokta bark paper during the holiday season – a handmade paper that is both beautiful and sustainable.

Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

Every holiday season our team donates toys to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital – everything from huge plush stuffed animals to family-fun board games. Starting with our own team, we accept contributions from friends, family and guests and just before Christmas we deliver these toys to the children’s hospital at 22 Bramhall St. in Portland.

At the Mensroom, we are committed to driving positive change in our communities. We encourage everyone to invest their time, talent and treasure whenever possible.

Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda, showed us the power of living from

a place of love to make the world a more beautiful place.

All we need is love.

SISTER SALON

June Juliano, owner of Mensroom Salon & Lounge, founded Acapello Aveda Salons in 1995 with its first location in Falmouth, Maine.

Acapello is a luxury salon for women, committed to world-class customer service, expert technique, progressive business practices and a dedication to giving back to the community.

There are now five unique locations along the coast of Southern Maine: Saco, Scarborough, Falmouth, Yarmouth and Freeport.

With a shared vision, Mensroom and Acapello effectively offer high-end salon services to both men and women.

To learn more about our sister salon, please visit: https://www.acapellosalons.com

GROOMING SPECIALISTS

Learn about our grooming specialists and master barber.

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