Barbers of the Month: Union Barbershop and Strike Bar
Barbershop: Union Barbershop & Strike Bar
Location: St Louis, Missouri
Instagram handle: @Unionbarbershopstrikebar
How would you describe your shop’s vibe?
Union is the most friendly upbeat positive space, it’s a party everyday.
What’s the most popular cut in the shop at the moment?
The cuts we do are all over the place from long razor cuts to flattops to mullets we do it all.. clean fades are always expected and we consistently deliver.
Tell us something we don’t know about Uppercut Deluxe products?
We love using sea salt spray to add grit and texture before layering other products to that. The beard balm is great to blow dry into hair for a little hold before cutting a flat top
Who is the favorite artist to spin in the shop?
We could never pick one artist we play tons of music from every genre. A random day might include Freddie Gibbs , DJ Screw, Patsy Clein to Steely Dan Flower Travlin' band. We hit metal, classic rock, tons of hip hop and everything in between. We are constantly searching for new music, and changing it up throughout the day to make sure the music matches the vibe.
What’s the shop’s favorite style to cut?
We enjoy not doing the same cuts all day. Our clients are as eclectic as the cuts they ask for and we do a lot of everything!
What’s the best tip for someone visiting the area?
The best thing to do when visiting STL is to grab a drink and a cut at union head down to Blues city deli for the best sandwich .. then stop by Trader Bobs for that tattoo you’ve always wanted..
Who is the shop’s biggest barbering influence?
Our barbering influences are Calvin Palmer jr & Edward Scissorhands