I've got to tell you, I wasn't really going to bother checking this place out because there must be 400 hair places in Kirkland already. It was just by chance that I popped in to the Weldon Barber located in Kirkland Park Place (it's been open for about a month now) and realized what a clever need they are fulfilling.
This place is all about the man. Sleek contemporary lines, dark colors, leather couches and a flat panel TV. I'm scared to tell my husband about it because he might just go hide out there. There are seven stations in the back for getting your haircut and each has its own sink. Suzie and Tia, a couple of the stylists there (pictured right), were explaining that in co-ed salons men often don't want to go walk to the sinks to get their hair washed (are you embarrassed?). This way you can just sit back in your big leather chair, get your hair washed and cut and your shoulder and scalp massaged without ever leaving your seat. Wouldn't it be cool if they handed you a beer and the remote too? They also have services that sound great, yet are luckily unfamiliar to me, such as a hot towel neck shave and detailing of the eyebrows, ears and nose.
Bill Nordstrom owns the place and has four locations in Spokane already and one that just opened up in Issaquah. If anybody knows about how to do service right, this should be the guy. Prices seem reasonable too. The Weldon Signature is the fanciest package for $38, the Classic (shampoo, cut, facial hair detailing, hot towel neck shave) is $30 and Maintenance package is $15. You can view a list of what each of these services includes by clicking here.
If I were a guy, this is where I'd go. Assuming I'm older than 30. Because I hear there's some allure in going downtown Kirkland to have your hair cut by a woman in a leopard skirt and platform heels. But once your past that phase, I'd head to Weldon Barber. I'll try to send Steve over as a guinea pig and keep you posted on the quality of his haircut. To call for more info or to make an appointment dial 425-828-0151. Hours are M-F 10-8 and Sat 8:30-6. ~Janis