The Place Charlotte was Missing
Photos by Cody HUGES
Modern Classics is a full service gentlemans grooming lounge. At Modern Classics, we bridge the gap between detailed barbering and contemporary hairdressing by offering services that combine technical skills and professional intuition. Every barber/stylist is trained to tailor each clients haircut to fit their personality. Fusing together the best features from a traditional barbershop and an upscale hair salon, Modern Classics is a revolutionary establishment embodying the true gentleman.
2433 South Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28203
ALL SERVICES INCLUDE CONSULTATION, HOT TOWEL, STRAIGHT RAZOR, AND STYLING WITH ONE OF PREMIUM PRODUCTS
Owner and Master Barber, Donny has been cutting hair professionally since 2005. Originally from Northeast Pennsylvania, Donny was the owner of Modern Classics Barber Studio and Back to Basics Barbershop since 2008. In 2017, Donny moved to Charlotte in hopes to grow his brand even larger.
In June of 2018, Modern Classics Grooming Lounge was launched in Charlotte’s South End, a shop designed for men to escape and relax. Donny has trained with some of the best barbers and stylist in the nation, as well as traveled the country educating others on his fading and clipper techniques. He is currently sponsored by the top clipper brand in the world, ANDIS clippers. Donny Started his career focusing on fading and clean lines. As trends shifted he began to seek knowledge on more styling and loose natural looks. Drawing major inspiration from the UK, Donny has gathered the skill set to take on any hair style while staying ahead of the curve. He has the skill to do anything from a classic gentleman’s scissor cut to a detailed fade and shave. The best part is, he still attends classes and seminars furthering his education. A true master barber who loves his craft.
Jake grew up loving the feeling of a clean haircut. During his years in college, he started cutting his own hair, which eventually led to cutting the hair of many of his peers. He realized quickly he also loved the feeling of giving other people a clean cut. Changing their image and boosting their confidence was a great feeling. Jake decided to run with his passion and pursue a career in barbering. He connected with Donny while in Pennsylvania and acquired his licence by completing an apprenticeship at Modern Classics Barber Studio. This is what truly fueled his passion to learn more and grow as a barber. He jumped on the opportunity to move to Charlotte and work alongside Donny in hopes of becoming the go-to barbershop in Charlotte. In less then 3 months, Jake has already been featured on major beauty industry social outlets, as well as had example of his work aired on national television.
Aaron is a Master Barber that has been cutting hair professionally since 2014, originally getting his start in a small town barbershop outside of Baltimore, Maryland. After winning Best Barbershop in the county two years consecutively, he wanted to do even bigger things. He went on to work at the highest-rated and busiest barbershop in Baltimore City until 2018 when he moved to Charlotte to grow his career and challenge himself further.
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2443 South Boulevard
Charlotte, NC, 28203