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Some things never go out of style—especially classics like a barbershop haircut and shave. If you're in the mood to freshen up your look and relax a little, check out Garrett Michael Barbershop. Offering men's haircuts, straight razor shaves and beard trims, Garrett Michael serves gentlemen of every type—whether you rock an undercut, crew cut or a Duck Dynasty-style beard.

"We strive to create an environment that is relaxing and therapeutic, finishing each service with the hot towel head wrap, neck shave and massage," owner Daniela Marroquin says. The barbers at Garrett Michael use traditional tonsorial techniques so the cut fits the lifestyle of the client.

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"The goal was to create salon-quality services in a masculine, professional environment," Marroquin says, "a place for men of any age in Salt Lake City can go get a haircut and a shave in a neighborhood barbershop."

Marroquin got the idea of running her own barbershop back in high school when she was required to come up with career goals for a class. "I was really intrigued by the barbershop," she says. The idea continued to percolate for over 20 years as she traveled the globe. She enrolled at The Barber School (16 W. 7200 South, Midvale, 801-304-7000, TheBarberSchool.com) and then opened Garrett Michael Barbershop soon after.

Barbershops are traditionally named after the owner, but Marroquin named hers after her son. "I hope he will someday barber in the shop that bears his name, but he's only 12 right now," Marroquin writes.

In addition to Marroquin, Garrett Michael Barbershop has three other barbers—Eric Stone, Matt Finegan and Isaac Atencio. Before he became a barber, Atencio actually got his own haircuts at Garrett Michael.

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"Dani, along with the staff at [Garrett Michael] helped me realize this was something I could see myself doing for the rest of my life," Atencio says. Soon he enrolled in the same school as Marroquin and was eventually hired by Garret Michael.

"This barbershop is truly the most diverse shop in town," Atencio says. "Between all the barbers, we can accommodate most men's cuts. It is classy, yet casual. You can be a college student in gym clothes or a business man dressed to the nines." He loves that Garrett Michael has a friendly vibe with good music, good conversation and is a place where a customer can feel comfortable bringing their kids for haircuts as well.

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