ASHEVILLE WEDDING BARBER
On-location wedding and special events gentleman groomsmith
You know your bride will be the star of the day––but taking care of yourself can help her shine. A true gentleman knows how to groom, dress, and carry himself in a way that casts a glow on his partner. Give yourself and your groomsmen the gift of self-care in the hands of a professional. You won’t be the only one to feel the difference on your big day.
Holiday Grooms is an on-location wedding and special events grooming service inspired by bespoke men’s tailoring, barbershops, and speakeasies worldwide.
Holiday has groomed men for over a decade and worked in the Asheville wedding scene for over 20 years, serving as everything from a photographer’s assistant, and a bridal party stylist, to a musician.
Voted #1 the hairdresser in Asheville 2018,
top 3 hairdresser in 2016 and 2017.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE
Holiday Grooms travels with an assortment of vintage, classic, and modern clippers, trimmers, shears, and shavers. Each of these tools is eager to work alone or with other tools toward one goal: To elevate you. Whatever the tool, you can trust it’s the finest available for the job, and it’s kept clean, sharp, and sanitized. And of course, as your health and safety are critical, every shave receives a fresh, new blade.
The star of my traveling show is the iconic 1961 Takara Belmont Apollo 225 barber chair. Built by hand, this beauty feels like a ride in vintage first class, complete with a 1957 Chevy ashtray in your armrest. Don’t worry if you fall asleep in its embrace. Many have.
With its world-class products for men, Crown Shaving Co. of Toronto is at the heart of my shaving and grooming routine. Dino Caracciolo and I work together to make sure your face and hair get the finest results possible.
In addition to having the right tools in hand, I’ve got to have the right people on my team.
Carlos keeps the towels hot and the razors sharp. His craftsmanship with fine spirits makes the speakeasy vibe come alive.
My team also includes a professional photographer, Duncan Chaboudy, who has worked with me for over 20 years.
Often the men’s grooming happens before the day of the wedding and capturing these moments in photos can be a priceless asset and life long memory of something unique and special.
Across the globe and through time, gentlemen have bonded over a haircut and a hot shave. For good reason. Old fashioned grooming elevates how a man feels in the world, how he carries himself, and how he connects to others. It brings out the gentleman in the man.
Prepare behind the scenes with genuine joy. Turn your dressing room into an exclusive grooming parlor. Sit back, sip a drink, share stories, and get handsome.
Luxury Hot Towel & Single Blade Shave:
A preshave formula is massaged onto your face and whiskers followed by a series of steaming hot towels. Warm lather is whipped into a hot shave scuttle and applied with a silver tip badger hair brush. The first shave passes with the grain followed by a second round of hot towels. The face is re-lathered and a second shave passes across the grain followed by another round of hot towels. A soothing aftershave lotion is then massaged into the face. Cold towels infused with peppermint essential oils are applied to the face followed by a soothing lavender mist. Temple and forehead massage with lotion and an aftershave tonic splash finish the experience.
- Beard & Mustache Grooming
- Hot Towel Nape Shave
- Haircut & Tidy
- Complimentary Craft Cocktails
- Bespoke Playlist
Please contact us for pricing and availability. A $500 deposit is required to book on-location events. Smaller in-house parties of 4-6 groomsmen available per request.
2 BITS & A SHAVE