Two new barber shops open in San Antonio — one that serves booze, another that does tattoos

Woman-owned Prospect Parlor and loungey Scissors & Scotch are now providing services in the Alamo City.

A Prospect Parlor barber tends to a client. - Instagram / prospect_parlor_llc
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A Prospect Parlor barber tends to a client.
San Antonio’s specialty barber shop scene has expanded, welcoming female-owned Prospect Parlor, which also includes tattoos among its services, and Scissors & Scotch, which offers a boozy on-site lounge.

Prospect Parlor boasts an all-woman staff trained to dole out haircuts and tattoos on the city’s West Side. It’s been operating in a quiet capacity since February but held a grand opening this weekend.

Prospect Parlor offers stylist services, including fades, lashes, brows, balayage, root touch-ups, styling and tooth gems. Beyond that, it offers permanent makeup and is a full service tattoo parlor, employing four artists, led by shop owner Jennifer Balderrama.

Scissors & Scotch has new digs at San Antonio's Alamo Quarry Market. - Facebook / Scissors & Scotch
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Scissors & Scotch has new digs at San Antonio's Alamo Quarry Market.
On the other hand, the new Scissors & Scotch offers what it bills as “a modern barber and booze experience” at the Alamo Quarry Market. The concept combines a traditional barber with modern spa services — and adds a speakeasy flair via an on-site lounge with alcoholic bevvies.

The Quarry location is just the first SA foray for the Tennessee-based company. Franchisee Bryan Frnka is already looking to secure the lease for location No. 2. He plans to grow by five more Scissors & Scotch locations in five years, according to a company announcement.

Prospect Parlor, 3218 Northwestern Drive, is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.' and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Scissors & Scotch is located at 260 E Basse Road, Unit 103. Its hours were unavailable at press time.

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Nina Rangel

Nina uses nearly 20 years of experience in the foodservice industry to tell the stories of movers and shakers in the food scene in San Antonio. She enjoys writing about industry-specific challenges, victories and everything in between.

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