It's been a while since I've posted, but I just have to complain to someone who cares. A few months ago, I was excited to have this barber shop/salon for men open up in my town. It's a small franchise called Rooster's Mens Grooming Centers. I started getting my hair cuts there and was absolutely in love. The three ladies who I've gotten cuts by can take my subtle hints and do exactly what I'm looking for. Plus a hot towel, real (as real as a bic disposer can be) neck shave and neck and scalp massage. So, I've been all about this place since they opened. I got gift cards for cuts for all the men on my list for X-mas at this place. When my girlfriend asked what I wanted for my birthday, I told her that I wanted THE package from Roosters: a shave, a cut and a massage. I got it! I got a little nervous about the massage...it seemed a little weird for some stranger to touch me and I was nervous about farting in some cute girls face or something. So my GF made the appointment forcing me to go. The night before the app. the guy on the radio that advertises for the place was talking about their "Hot Towel Shave" that "It's just like the old days ONLY they use a REAL razor rather than slicing your cheeks off." That's when I knew that I was not in store for a fantastic straight razor shave, that my GF probably paid around $20 for a shave with aerosol foam and a disposer Bic. Of course, that's what I got. They have some great products, like a soothing pre-shave and a great bay rum aftershave, but the between, a girl stretched my skin and scraped it with a razor you get for a buck a six pack or so. WTF is the point? They pimp these shave and offer coupons for them, but really? You can do this at home for pennies. The menu cost is $17. Plus it's taken two weeks to get used to my DE again. Aren't "Barbers" trained to use a straight? I know not all of them are experts, but resorting to the cheapest of the brand name disposers is a good alternative? I'm not even going to get too deep on the Swedish massage performed by a dude with elbows and new age/world music.