New Year, New Hair Style!

Posted Jan 11th, 2019 in Weekend Wish List


If the New Year has you grimacing at your reflection in the mirror, maybe it’s time for a change. You can easily refresh the look of your hair with a trim or take the plunge and try a new style if you’re feeling more adventurous.

Getting a new style might also mean you’re looking for a new hair stylist or barber. In the trendy Brooklyn Arts District of Downtown Wilmington, you can choose from five barber shops and two hair salons. This includes a mix of new and longstanding businesses.

If you’re looking to be groomed at a barbershop with history, try The Hair Doctors at 708 N. 4th Street, a staple since 1965, which claims to be the oldest business operating in the Brooklyn Arts District. Compare that claim with Bigg Redd’s at 721 N. 4th Street whose owner, Ulrict Little, says his building has been home to a barber shop since 1955. Perhaps the difference lies in the name and ownership of the business—Bigg Redd’s was formerly Harris Barber until 2011.


Both Bigg Redd’s and the Hair Doctors provide a full range of grooming services for men and children. In February, Bigg Redd’s will launch “Bowtie Tuesdays” where kids dressed in a button-up shirt and tie will get a haircut for just $8!

Another reliable grooming service for men and children can be found at the corner of Red Cross and 5th Streets where Arthur Jenkins, owner of Jenkins Barber Shop, has been working for 15 years.

Set back from the road in the 800-block of N. 4th Street is Atmosphere Barber Shop. At the most northerly point of 4th Street is Washington’s Barber Shop which provides haircuts for both men and women.


Women can also benefit from experienced stylists at either Dalisay Hair Salon or Mickel’s Hair Salon. Owned and operated by sisters, Crystal and Michelle, Mickel’s has been on North 4th for 22 years. Crystal says, “You get hair care excel when you come to Mickel’s!”

Dalisay Hair Salon at 709 N. 4th Street offers a different approach by using toxin-free hair products. The esthetician also uses organic and plant-based skincare products. Mention this blog in January and you will get 20% off a customized organic facial or $15 off eyelash extensions. Dalisay services also include spray tans, hair extensions, dreadlocks and more. There is even a suite for bridal parties.

Now the holiday season is over, updating your look might be just what you need to give you the confidence to try something new. You could visit that downtown restaurant you’ve heard so much about, go to the theater, enjoy live music or see a show. Flaunt your new style in Downtown Wilmington!

For locations and contact information, see below.


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Atmosphere Hair Studio
805 B N 4th St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Big Redd's Barber Shop
721 N 4th St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Dalisay Hair Salon & Bridal Suite
709 N 4th St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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The Hair Doctor
708 N 4th St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Jenkins Barber Shop
420 Redcross St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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Mickel's Hair Etc
502 Redcross St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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