There has long been an unfortunate stigma attached to men getting manicures or pedicures. The “salon” is for women. Seemingly, all dudes need is a quick buzz cut or a close shave.
Of course, proper pampering isn’t gendered. And surprise, you aren’t any less of a ‘real man’ if you don’t constantly have sawdust or motor oil under your fingernails.
Mike & Beverly Shepherd, Owners of the first Hammer & Nails Franchise in Orange County, premier full-service grooming shop for men couldn’t agree more. But of course, that doesn’t mean your next MANicure has to be in a petunia-scented, white-walled, home-shopping network-watching salon. No. What Mike is offering is ... quite bit more.
“We’ve built a man cave, and it has everything you’d expect," he says. "Each client gets their own TV and remote, top-of-the line noise cancelling headphones, a complimentary beverage (of the frosty kind).” Lounge away 45 or 90 minutes in an overstuffed leather chair or a buttery soft all-black classic barber throne while the staff at Hammer gets your haircut, shave, MANicure or Pedicure on point.
Open since November 2018, Mike’s team offers straight-razor shaves, facial waxing, and even quick beard or neck trimming for those in-between times. Upping the service ante even further right now during Covid-19, the crew are prepared for anything, practicing elevated cleaning and sanitizing routines to ensure every patron’s safety.
“We’re 100% focused on you. That’s why we’re here.” He and his wife Beverly first came across the concept of Hammer & Nails on Shark Tank, TV’s hit entrepreneurial reality show. “We wanted to start something that we could both be passionate about that would allow us to work together,” so the pair purchased three franchise licenses for Orange County and the dream was born. “Now, be it during a pandemic or not, your most difficult decision when you come hang out with us is what cable program to watch or which premium beverage to enjoy.”
“Hammer & Nails is a haven for men who are looking to combine the absolute necessity of a haircut or beard trim with what Mike calls ‘man-cave nirvana’”
Relax without all the astringent smell you find at a normal salon, and add in instead the natural musk of Macallen®, cedar, leather, and steel. An incredibly cool custom ‘57-Chevy lighted door panel greets every client, and the warm reception beyond makes even one’s very first grooming experience a welcome one. Hammer & Nails is a haven for men who are looking to combine the absolute necessity of a haircut or beard trim with what Mike calls “man-cave nirvana”; all at a surprisingly low cost for such a luxury experience.
“Best one word description for Hammer & Nails would be.... EXPERIENCE,” says client Angelo T. of Aliso Viejo. “From my wife’s gift card purchase experience to the check-out experience with Mike where I signed up for the monthly grooming club membership, and everything in between were world class. Upon arrival, I was greeted and escorted to the man cave by Bev while waiting for my head shave, Van did my head shave and it was a relaxing experience and I was impressed by Vans’ attention to detail, then I opted for the Milk & Honey Experience which is a signature manicure and pedicure. I thoroughly enjoyed this treatment along with my Jack/Diet. Thank you Hammer and Nails and I can’t wait to come back!”
Another happy client John C. from San Clemente adds “I have finally found a place to get my haircut and also provide other services, the staff at Hammer and Nails consistently provides top-notch service. LuLu in particular, has been very consistent and listens to exactly what I want. The atmosphere is very comfortable, you’re offered a multitude of beverages while watching TVs if you wish. I look forward to my next visit - thanks again Mike and crew!”
POPULAR SERVICES INCLUDE:
HAIR & SHAVE
Our ultimate cutting experience
This cut includes extra time for complex styles and finishing details. You’ll be pampered with our straight razor outlines, warm foam, and aftershave massage. Following a shampoo, conditioning scalp massage, and a lavender-infused hot towel, you will love the way you look and fee
PREMIUM FACE/HEAD SHAVE
A rejuvenating skin treatment and shave
An epic combination of cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration is delivered with warm foam and a straight razor for your face or head. Our charcoal mask, facial massage, and essential oil-infused towels will put you in a trance.
PREMIUM BEARD GROOMING
A revitalizing shaping and facial massage
We’ll revive your beard with a rich oil massage, reconstruct its shape with crisp razor lines, and make your skin say “ahhh”. This exfoliating cleanse uses a charcoal mask to draw out impurities and ends with a hydrating lavender facial massage.
HAND & FOOT CARE
THE BIG DADDY EXPERIENCE
Refresh & relax with our most popular hand & foot experience
This clarifying lemon and peppermint-infused Premium Manicure and Pedicure combination includes a warm soak, callus resurfacing, sugar scrub, massage, nail care (clip, file, nip, and buff), warm paraffin, and our hot towel wrap.
HOPS AND CEDAR EXPERIENCE
This Premium Manicure and Pedicure combination will have you walking on clouds. This service includes stout beer and cedarwood oil-infused soak, callus resurfacing, sugar scrub, massage, nail care (clip, file, nip, and buff), warm paraffin, and our hot towel wrap.
Hammer & Nails
32411 Golden Lantern, Unit H
(Located in the
Ocean Ranch Village)