The Cut Above Experience

At A Cut Above The Rest, it's not just a haircut – it's an experience. An experience where tradition meets modern flair, and where you're not just a customer, but a revered member of our community. Welcome to the pinnacle of grooming excellence – Welcome to A Cut Above.
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    Expertise in Every Snip: Our team of top-notch barbers brings a wealth of experience and skill to the chair. Trained in the latest techniques and styles, they're equipped to handle all hair types and textures with precision and care. Whether you're looking for a timeless look or the latest trend, our barbers are masters of their craft.

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    A Cut for Everyone: We pride ourselves on being a community hub, welcoming customers of all ages, hair types, and genders. From the first haircut of a youngster to the refined grooming of the experienced gentleman, we ensure every experience is tailored to individual needs and preferences.

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    Comfort and Class: Step into an ambiance where luxury meets comfort. Our shop is designed to be your personal retreat – a place where you can unwind, enjoy a friendly chat, and leave feeling refreshed and confident. It's not just about looking good, it's about feeling great.

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    Community at Its Core: A Cut Above The Rest is more than a barbershop; it's a part of the community's heartbeat. We foster an environment where stories are shared, laughs are abundant, and friendships are forged. Every visit is an opportunity to connect with your neighbors and become part of the A Cut Above family.

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Our History Serving Downriver Detroit

Founded in 2010 by a seasoned barber with a vision, A Cut Above The Rest started as a dream in Lansing and transformed into a reality in Detroit. Our journey began with a simple, yet profound commitment: to provide exceptional barbering services that cater to the needs of every customer, regardless of their hair type, style preference, or gender. After gaining valuable experience and lessons in our initial years, we rebranded and relaunched in Detroit in 2013 with a renewed focus on high-quality service and customer satisfaction.

Our mission is rooted in the belief that every client deserves not just a haircut, but an experience – an experience that combines skill, comfort, and a sense of belonging. We're not just barbers; we're artists who take pride in turning a routine grooming session into an art form. This commitment to excellence is what led us to expand our services, including plans for a mobile barber unit and a barber school. By doing so, we aim to reach a wider audience, from businessmen in downtown to those seeking convenient, high-end services at their doorstep.

As we look to the future, our vision is clear. We want to be more than a barbershop; we aim to be a cornerstone in the community, a place where the next generation of barbers are trained in not only the craft but also the business of barbering. We envision a space where learning and grooming coexist, providing a stepping stone for aspiring barbers to build successful careers.

Our growth has been steady, marked by a resilience that saw us through challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic. We've adapted and innovated, from offering special pricing for kids and seniors to engaging with our community through local advertisements. Our competitive edge lies in our ability to provide quick, quality service thanks to our team of 8 skilled barbers, including freshly graduated talents honing their skills under careful supervision.

Our barbers bring their unique flair and expertise, contributing to a diverse and inclusive environment. This diversity is reflected in our wide range of services, catering to different races, hair textures, and styles. From classic hot towel shaves to the latest hair trends, we ensure that every client leaves our shop feeling refreshed and confident.

Our commitment goes beyond just haircuts. We're in the process of launching our own line of hair care products, including brushes, du-rags, and sponges, adding a new dimension to our business model. We're also keen on enhancing our service offerings, with detailed upselling options like hair enhancements and specialized treatments.

Our customers are the heart of our business. Most of them are regulars, coming in for routine cuts, and we've seen a growing interest from a diverse demographic. We're actively working to expand our reach to a wider audience in the Downriver Detroit and Metro Detroit area looking for upscale, professional barber services and who value both style and convenience.

In terms of marketing, we're revamping our approach. Our presence on social media, particularly Instagram, is a key focus area. We aim to optimize our content, showcasing our wide range of skills and services to attract a broader audience. We're also exploring partnerships with local businesses and sports teams to strengthen our community ties.

As we continue to grow, our goal remains unchanged: to provide a superior barbering experience that's a cut above the rest. Our shop is a place where tradition meets modernity, where every haircut is a statement of style and professionalism. We invite you to be part of our journey, to experience the difference that comes with being a client at A Cut Above The Rest.

Why Choose A Cut Above the Rest?

At A Cut Above The Rest, we're not just a barbershop – we're a beacon of style, tradition, and excellence in Downriver Detroit. Our doors open to a world where every cut is a masterpiece, every barber is an artist, and every client is family.
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    With 10 barber chairs and 8 barbers, A Cut Above offers quick, convenient service.

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    Safe and secure barbershop conveniently located between nearby landmarks
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    A Cut Above features 8 of Metro Detroit's best professional barbers

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    Kid friendly environment
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All Hair, All Styles, All Welcome Here


All Hair Types

Whether you have thick, curly locks or fine, straight strands, our expert barbers at A Cut Above are skilled in handling all hair types. We ensure each cut is tailored to your hair's unique characteristics, providing you with a look that's both flattering and manageable.


All Hair Styles

From classic cuts to modern trends, our stylists stay ahead of the curve. At A Cut Above, we're not just cutting hair, we're crafting styles that enhance your personality and suit your lifestyle, ensuring you leave our chair looking and feeling your best.


All Hair Textures

"Our barbers are well-versed in a diverse range of hair textures and the unique needs of different races and ethnicities. A Cut Above is a multicultural hub where every client finds their style, comfort, and confidence, regardless of their background.


Men and Women

We cater to all genders at A Cut Above. Our inclusive approach means we're equipped to style anyone, providing a safe and comfortable space where your gender identity is respected and your hair goals are achieved with excellence.

Business Hours

Monday: CLOSED (by appointment only, $100 minimum)
Tuesday: 9:00a-7:00p
Wednesday: 9:00a-7:00p
Thursday: 9:00a-7:00p
Friday: 9:00a-7:00p
Saturday: 9:00a-7:00p
Sunday: CLOSED (by appointment only, $100 minimum)

Friday & Saturday VIP Hours: 7:00a-9:00a
By Appointment Only - Minimum $100 per appointment

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Our Location

Barbershop Address:
10514 W Jefferson
River Rouge, MI 48218 USA

Phone: (313) 551-5118

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A Cut Above Community Involvement

Get ready for A Cut Above's upcoming Mobile Barber Service, where premium grooming meets unparalleled convenience. This service brings our expert haircuts and styling directly to you – whether at home, work, or special events. Ideal for those with busy schedules, it promises the same high-quality experience of our barbershop in the comfort of your chosen location. Experience top-tier grooming on your terms, with the luxury and ease of our mobile unit. A Cut Above's Mobile Barber Service is grooming reimagined for your convenience.