A Grooming Lounge

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Get Styled at Modern Gents!

MODERN GENTS, A GROOMING LOUNGE, was born from the age old idea of camaraderie in the Barber Shop. Our services not only cater to the male grooming necessities it also caters to a male driven atmosphere with a rustic-modern craft beer bar with mounted TVs, leather couches, and much more. Here at MG we have services from a simple hair cut to the real deal Modern Gents package, some of which include complimentary beverages.


Meticulous cuts with the latest styles and techniques.


Includes color, gray hair blending, highlights and lowlights.


Beard grooming, head shave, and straight razor wet shaves.

At Modern Gents, It’s Not Just a Hair Cut

It’s an Experience!

“From the moment I walked in, to the moment I walked out, I felt like a king. Sure, I’ve had great haircuts and good experiences before, but this hands-down topped them all.” Read More

Meet Our Barbers


Master Barber / Stylist II

Carolyn attended the prestigious Arlington Academy for Cosmetology in her home state of Illinois, graduating in 1992. Carolyn’s strengths as a barber are derived from attending advanced training classes from Paul Mitchell to American Crew. She has developed a love for detailing allowing her to customize haircuts to each individual client.


Master Barber / Stylist II

Sherri started her barbering career in Long Island, New York and now has over 20 years of hands-on experience with hair styling, hair color, beard design, hair and scalp treatments, clipper cuts, and hot towel shaving. She is a true professional and an expert in her craft.


Master Barber/Stylist II

Hillis is one of those once in a lifetime barbers. He owned his own barbershop in Sarasota for almost 50 years before coming to the Modern Gents team. His favorite part of the industry is when he has an opportunity to service numerous generations. He has several families that he has done 4 generations of haircuts. Hillis specializes in cuts with people with special needs, along with flat tops, shaves, fades, and virtually any men’s grooming service. Hillis has two children, and both of them have followed in his footsteps in the hair industry.



Layla grew up in Colorado before moving down to the Sunshine state. She decided to pursue barbering following in the footsteps of her older brother and mentor Chris. Once she started, she quickly realized that she had a gift in Men’s Grooming. Layla prides herself in being a good listener and always trying to give the customer exactly what they want. From scissor cuts, fades, to coloring, Layla loves it all.



Maks is a Sarasota native who found his passion for men’s hair in cosmetology school. When he sets his mind on something, he doesn’t stop at average. He is always learning and doing everything that he can to perfect his craft and take his skills to the next level. The ability to make people look and feel good about themselves is one of the many reasons that Maks loves what he does.



Joe is your Italian barber who’s been a barber and barber instructor for over 30 years. Coming from Ohio, Joe taught the art of barbering you numerous students in one of the top Barbering Schools in the State. Whether you’re looking for that classic haircut, that modern fade, or that straight razor shave – joe is your guy.



Ann comes to us from Denver, Colorado where she has worked in the men’s grooming and styling business for over 20 years. Ann creates a relaxed and confident atmosphere for her customer’s so they feel at ease when they get a precision cut, shave, beard trim or fade from the latest 2020 styles and exactly what they are looking for. You will find experience, professionalism and passion in her barbering! These days life isn’t perfect, but your hair can be!



Randy realized as a young teen living in Atlanta that barbering was a passion that he wanted to pursue in life. As a child, Randy loved going to the barbershop to get his haircut. As he got older, he realized he had a natural talent when it came to cutting hair. Randy loves meeting new people and enjoys taking care of his clients. He is a master with his craft, detail orientated, and guarantees having all of his clients leaving looking crispy and clean. Some of his favorite cuts include skin fades, pompadours, comb overs, and other classic looks.Randy loves what he does, and he’s excited to share that with his MG clients.



Chris is a Sarasota native and has just moved back from Washington D.C. He is eager to bring his services back to his hometown after being previously employed by the 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals as the team barber. Chris found his passion behind the chair during his senior year of high school and 9 years later has not once looked back. He specializes in all men’s grooming from classic scissor cuts to finely detailed clipper work, straight-razor work, and beards. He aims for nothing but a great feeling, natural look for all hair types.

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