Blades Story

Mark LaPlante's Grandfather and Father were both hair stylists, and his family has been doing hair for almost 100 years. Jack LaPlante left LaPlante School of Hairstyling to his son Mark, who took over his Father's legacy after high school and became a Licensed Instructor at LaPlante School of Hairstyling, where he later opened a Barbering Program. Mark's passion for the Barbering end of the business led him to open Blades in Downtown Saint Louis. Blades has been open since August of 2009, and provides downtown men and women with great services such as haircuts, hot shaves etc. Blades goal is to provide old fashioned barbering services with a modern twist.

Welcome To Blades On Washington

It is our goal to provide a first-class barbershop experience at a reasonable price. If we do our job right then you too will get more than a haircut and a shave—the experience will be memorable. Providing a full range of salon services along with straight razor shaves, waxing, manicures, facial masks, we’ve got you covered when it comes to looking good.

We sincerely hope that the barbershop experience at Blades is something that you will remember for a long time. If you have not had a chance to experience Blades on Washington, be sure to stop by and experience St. Louis' Premier barber shop.
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