Jul 27, 2014
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Roosters Old Fashioned Barber Shop Opens in Linden Square

An old-timey shop at Wellesley’s newly reformed square.

Roosters Old Fashioned Barber Shop Opens in Linden Square

Roosters Men’s Grooming Center opened its doors Saturday at 180 Linden St. The dark, wood-paneled shop harkens back to a time when a shave and a haircut may have actually been two bits.

A haircut at Roosters includes a shampoo, head massage, steam towel, powder, aftershave and cologne for $35, according to owner John Santanella. The seven-step hot lather shave is also $35, and full beard-trimming services are offered as well.

Santanella had been researching franchises for a year before settling on Roosters.

“I lived and worked in London a few years ago, and one of the highlights of my week was a trip to the local barbershop on Saturday mornings,” he said in a statement.

Roosters has locations throughout the country, but the Wellesley shop is the first and only one in Massachusetts, according to the statement. There will be a ribbon-cutting May 10.

Roosters is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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