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


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!



Yusmanis is from Cuba. He has been a barber for 8 years. He prides himself in giving clients an excellent experience and has great attention to detail. He mastered the art of fading but is always expanding his knowledge of the trade.



Franco was born and raised in Costa Rica where he was first introduced to the craft of barbering. He quickly learned that it was his passion, and he has been mastering his craft ever since. He gets many of his inspirations from traditional barbering, but he loves adding that twist of the modern styles. Franco appreciates building strong relationships with his clients and enjoys helping them express their personalities through their appearance.

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