Guys Like to be Pampered Too

Father’s Day is This Month and a Trip to the Barber May Be the Perfect Thought

Article by Jacquie Mazziotta

Photography by Terry Fravel

Originally published in Canton Lifestyle

Barbershops are designed with men in mind. From hot lather shaves to straight razor and pompadour cuts, a visit to the barber can be a time to relax and enjoy personal attention.

Licensed barbers are specially trained in their craft and focus on grooming and pampering. Whether it’s a family tradition for a first cut of the newest member of the family’s namesake (don’t forget to save that lock of hair) or a social visit to see a favorite barber, specialized cuts and services are offered for gentlemen. Today’s barbershops also welcome women, who can see a barber or a stylist.  

Time may have changed the landscape of Canton over the last several decades, but the 30th Street Plaza Barbershop, located at 3046 Cromer Ave. NW, remains a staple. Foodies now visit trendy restaurant fronts where retail stores once stood in the plaza, and longtime customers can continue to visit their local barbershops.

Joe Ianni took over ownership of the 30th Street Barbershop in 2019.

“My cousin, Larry Capaldi, owned the barbershop and cut hair until he was 90 years old,” explains Ianni. 

Customers who are considering a flat top or skin-tight fade will find five licensed barbers and a licensed stylist. Customers as young as two months and older, including both men and women, are welcome. The more mature customer who may choose to fashion a smooth, bald top can relax while receiving a head shave complete with hot towels. 

“We are a family neighborhood barbershop and have been providing haircuts here for generations. We do it all,” Ianni says.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 330.492.9811. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Studio Barbershop, located at 4341 Cleveland Ave. next to Fishers Foods, was founded in 2013.

Customers who may be considering a fresh fade for a receding hairline or an old-school classic trim will find a team of young barbers who extend a modern feel to this traditional barbershop. 

“We have an upbeat atmosphere and a current vibe. We’re hitting the now time,” says Kevin Johnson, owner of Studio Barbershop. “The guys do a lot of razor lineup cuts, but ladies are also getting cuts at barbershops. The fresh fade is common among men and women.”  

Johnson is a licensed barber and has been in the cosmetology and barber industry for 30 years. He opened Studio Barbershop in 2013 and currently employs four barbers and one stylist who have 75 years of experience combined. He says he is always looking for new barbers. 

From first cuts to last cuts, customers tend to be loyal. “I have some older customers who say, ‘Now when I pass, I want you to come and clean me up,’” he says.

Walk-ins are welcome, but if in a hurry, appointments are recommended by calling 330.493.1505. 

Whether looking for a barbershop in North Canton or closer to downtown, here are a couple of additional notable barbershops in the area.  

ProCuts Barbershop 

2805 Fulton Dr. NW

Canton, OH 44718


Bells Barber Shop

945 S. Main St.

North Canton, OH 44720


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