Hair Cut

In the privacy of Fifth State Barber shop in West Hartford, Mike Reading offers clients more than a cheap $12 haircut. Mike takes you back to the classic style of cutting hair. A detailed shave of the back and sides using scissors or clippers, particular attention is given to the top and front for evenness and body and Mike takes special care to ensure nothing is missed. His focus on detail concludes with a straight razor shave of the neck, making sure you walk out completely satisfied with all aspects of your cut. Small talk is always available or feel free to relax in silence as Mike performs his duty.

Head Shave

Male pattern baldness is nothing to be ashamed of and Mike will bring back your confidence in a full head shave. Want to look 10 years younger, take it all off or have Mike take it back to bare skin if it has been a while. Mike starts with shortening the hair with clippers, then applies hot towels to open up the follicles. Oils are applied to soften the remaining hair while the shave cream is whipped up. After a lather of cream is applied, Mike begins his magic and you will walk away feeling renewed and refreshed with your clean shave.

What we do.

Classic Cut

A classic haircut consisting of shortening of hair on sides, back and top, ending with a neck shave with a straight razor and if wanted, styled with product. Will also trim beard if desired. 30min


Head Shave

Complete head shave with hot towels.  All hair removed with straight razor. 60 min


Full Beard Shave

A classic hot towel face shave consisting of hot towels, creams, slight massage, and hot lather. Removal of all hair. 30min


Small Talk

Pick a topic or we can dive into the myriad of the goings-on of today, or one of my favorites… smoking meat and of course we can always talk about the weather.

No Charge

Our Promise

"I want you to walk out of our shop feeling 100% confident in your cut or shave. If you are not happy with how I have cut your hair, please tell me and I will make it right."

Mike Reading


Mike Reading


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Contact Us

(860) 929-9268

Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 06:00 PM
970 Farmington Ave. West Hartford, CT 06107

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