Welcome to michael john barber lounge

Make The Stage


 WELCOME!  In 2020, the Barber Lounge celebrated 20 years of service to upstate New Yorkers at 1775 Western Avenue. 

As a men’s hairstylist, I provide salon services for men that reflect their personal man-style.

I am an artist first and everything else just flows.

— Michael John


Services include: haircut, wash, style, edge-ups, and facial grooming. At present, due to COVID-19 restrictions, facial grooming services may vary due to government compliance and CDC guidelines/restrictions.


After hours, the barber shop transforms. We jam, we laugh, we chat. Free to the public, tune in to enjoy the music and common-unity.


In compliance with New York State and CDC COVID-19 guidelines and to ensure the safety of our clients and community please review the following changes.

What Makes Us Unique

 “Unique, personalized, artistic experience”
–Dr. S. Sokaris

HAIR, MUSIC, and LOCAL CULTURE. The barber lounge has always been a place where I feel I do my best work. As a downstate native, my goal was to bring a little village vibe to Upstate NY.  

My clients enjoy the chill environment where they can be themselves, all while getting a top-of-the-line haircut and style in a one-of-a-kind barbershop.


By Appointment Only. No Walk-ins.






10 years old and under


prices vary according to work performed

Barber lounge unplugged (blu)

In 2014, BLU made its debut in a national broadcast by PBS A House of Arts as a venue/platform for original music and artistry in the capital region. 

Since then, BLU has evolved from a music venue to a platform for original music, local culture, and great conversations. Follow us on our social media for our live streams. If you wish to jam, be featured, or host your own show fill out and submit the interest form.

Client love

Josh Bland
Josh Bland
March 25, 2021.
I’ve been going to Michael for over two years now, always an excellent haircut with good conversation, super neat set-up too.
Joe Coffey
Joe Coffey
March 18, 2021.
I've been going to Michael John's for over 25 years...he is very professional and I enjoy sharing our common interests in music, guitar, news of the day and life in general. I also appreciated his care in ensuring a safe place to get my haircut during the past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. A friendly place and a great haircut...
Sean Signer
Sean Signer
October 29, 2020.
Highly professional hair stylist who follows COVID-19 safety measures. He has been my barber for over 15 years. Very satisfied customer.
September 7, 2020.
Michael is a great stylist! If you're looking for someone who will be a pleasant conversationalist, give great hair advice for men, and do a damn good job at cutting it, he's your man!
Heidi Ruppert
Heidi Ruppert
July 7, 2020.
Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere!
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