So, here’s the thing. For men, a haircut is pretty much a haircut. whether $8 or $40, there’s usually not much to differentiate between “Great-XXXXs” and “Super-XXXXs”. My wife, Sara, has been going to Fusion for years, even going so far as to travel back to Lynchburg when we lived in the OBX. They’ve always done right by her, and when I found out one of my favorite bartenders, Sam, had gone to work with them when Bull Branch shut down, I was open to checking them out.
I had been shaving my head for a few years now with some periodic assistance from other hairdresser friends, and when I started my new job as electrical programmer, I figured it was time to act like a grown up. Or something. Besides, it was only $20. For only getting a haircut once or twice a year, $20 (plus tip!) isn’t too bad.
Oh my god.
To prep, you’re taken back into a darkened room where an associate washes your hair, and gives you a light arm/hand/neck massage. Yes. Really. That’s nearly worth the $20 alone. Then you get the haircut, and it’s a men’s haircut. I haven’t been disappointed yet.
On my most recent trip I discovered that they have wine and beer for guests, in addition to the regular “infused” water they normally offer guests. So while I was waiting on my massage at 3:15 in the afternoon, I was able to relax just a little bit more and enjoy a great Vienna Lager from Devils Backbone Brewery.
If you’re in the Lynchburg, VA area. Go there. If you’re like me and don’t care about fancy $40 men’s trims; still go there.(434) 455-2525 111 Wiggington Rd Lynchburg, VA 24502?
Years back, when I first moved to Lynchburg, I worked for a computer firm, for a shady owner (Who still owes me $1000). I actually installed the ethernet and phone lines throughout the walls and attic in Fusion with my good friend Ben Smith. Not much to this side note, other than I actually have completely unrelated history with the business and building, for full disclosure’s sake.