Biz Buzz: 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon Opens in The Bluffs

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18 8In 1913, English metallurgist Harry Brearley discovered that adding 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel to steel eliminated the tendency for it to oxidize and rust. The formula, known as 18|8, transformed steel into better looking and better performing stainless steel.

Just as 18|8 makes steel look and perform better, 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon that recently opened in The Bluffs shopping center at MacArthur and Bison, has a mission to help clientele transform themselves to look and perform their best.

18|8 provides expertise in men’s hair care and grooming, which owner Aly Marei – a Newport Beach resident – said is a neglected craft that has been revitalized and redefined at his salon.

“Why should men not get pampered?” stated Marei. “We’re more than just a barber. We offer an array of services from haircuts and styling to facials.”

At 18|8, stylists and staff provide the advice, solutions and consistency men deserve in a wide variety of treatments, including hair coloring, MANicures, face treatments, scalp treatments, and massage, all provided at semi-private stations.

At 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons, men can have a unique experience designed to meet their specific needs, rather than being an afterthought at a woman’s salon or settling for a clip-joint-quality haircut.

Marei said that more than a third of his customers are walk-ins because the mall is so busy at lunch time.

“A lot of people know our brand, so I’m optimistic in terms of demographics here,” he said.

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