A Grooming Lounge

University Town Center
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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


Barber / Educator

Edward, although a young barber at 33, has over 10 years of experience in the industry. Barbering is in his blood, with his mother and grandfather both barbers, he has had clippers and razors in his hands before even finishing high school. He loves to be creative and work on challenging haircuts, although he appreciates the classics as well.


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.



Deb is a Sarasota native who loves the art behind barbering. From the classic cuts to the modern fades, Deb never disappoints.



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.


Master Barber/Stylist

Ruben Rubahno is originally from the Bronx before moving to to Florida. He brought his talents and passion to the hair industry graduating from Shear Excellence Hair Academy while receiving multiple awards and learning advanced techniques. He has been a Barber for over 15 years – from the family barber, to the neighborhood barber, to one of the best barbers in NYC. Ruben specializes in skin fades, blow outs, comb overs, designs, straight razors, beards, and Mohawks while having excellent shear skills. He takes his time and is very detail oriented while being easy to have a conversation with. He follows through on every haircut making sure his clients leave happy. Ruben has experience cutting star actors at the Straz in Tampa, numerous doctors, businessmen, athletes and musicians while creating clients and friends along the way.

University Town Center

Located at 8233 Cooper Creek Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34201

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University Town Center



Modern Gents is Lakewood Ranch and University Park’s premier male grooming experience. Offering services that have been lost over time with a new fresh look and added appeal of a craft beer and wine bar.




Monday-Friday: 9am - 7pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm