Mel's of Sarasota now offers Manicures and Pedicures for our clients with Zizi. Call today to schedule your personal pampering session.

Mel’s Barbershop is bringing back “Customer Service Excellence”! We specialize in the newest hip styles as well as the classic gentlemen’s cut. If you really want a treat, we offer the traditional hot lather shave and hot towel treatment. We use a straight razor to get those lines crisp and clean and the shaves close.

We cater to all ages, so dads and sons come on in and join us for an old-fashioned Barbershop experience and enjoy a great cup of coffee from our coffee bar. See you soon!

We require a 24-hour notice of cancellation, if you fail to do so within that time it will be the price of the service you booked.

Operating hours: 9 to 5 Tuesday-Friday, 9 to 3 on Saturday, Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Gift Certificates Available


Beginning Tuesday, July 19th, Mel's of Sarasota will be offering "Men's Only" Manicures and Pedicures. Call today to schedule your own personal pampering session with Mel!

Manpering Services




I’m Mel the Barber. I’m the founder & owner of Mel’s Old City Barbershop LLC. I’m a licensed barber who specializes in all different hair types. I love what I do & love to make people happy! High class all the way when you sit in my chair! It’s not just about the haircut, it’s the experience!



I’m Jose the Barber, specializing in all hair types for over twenty years. I’m a master of my craft and take pride in what I do. Watching the look of satisfaction on my clients faces is what I strive for. You’ll love the way you look, I guarantee it!



My name is Rodolfo Rojas, and I have been practicing the art of barbering for 14 years. I was originally an Engineer and a Firefighter in the Dominican Republic. When I moved to the United States of America, I had a need to provide for my family, and having had some previous knowledge I decided to become a barber. This has undoubtedly been the most important career I have had. Partially dominating the English Language, the way I win people over is thru my work. I cut all hair types and styles, and I truly love what I do. The ultimate reward of being a barber is seeing the look of satisfaction from my clients every single time they stand up from my chair. I am available for Walk-Ins and Appointments.



Originally from South Africa, my husband and I and our daughter emigrated to the States 22 years ago and have been proud American citizens for 17 years. I started my career as a nail tech in 1994, part-time, as I was traveling all over the world with my husband as an acrobatic dance act. After that, I was managing my daughter’s career as an actress in LA. I am also an artist, focusing on painting and glass engraving. I became a full-time nail tech a few years ago and I’m committed to treating my clients to a relaxing, pampered experience, with the result of healthy nails, hands, feet, and a happy client.

I’m excited to be joining Mel’s team and look forward to giving you the manpering you deserve!



My name is Joshua Slater, and I was born and raised here in Sarasota. I graduated from SHS in 2012 with no clear path of what I wanted to achieve in life. I chased one job after another, never feeling happy or fulfilled. I often thought about barbering, so I started watching YouTube videos. The more I watched, the clearer it was to me that this is what I wanted to do. I wanted to make people look and feel wonderful, so I took that leap and went to barber school. Best decision I have ever made. This is my passion and what I love to do.

Mel’s Old City Barbershop Sarasota Is Now Hiring

We have two spots available for booth rent of licensed barbers. Looking for barbers with a clientele, someone who is honest, on time & works well as a team with a growing barbershop in Gulf Gate, Sarasota. We take pride in what we do and always put our clients first. If you think you’re that type of barber please inquire within. We would love to meet you!

We are looking for a Licensed Nail Technician. We have recently added all new manicure and pedicure equipment to enable us to offer high-end service for our male clientele.


Mel’s Old City Barbershop Sarasota is a proud dealer of fine Reuzel products!

Men on a mission
Leen and Bertus wanted to cut every man the perfect hairstyle, proper porkchop. And to provide a haven. A barbershop. A place men could trust the products and enjoy the company. Those classic styles and hot-towel shaves are still around. And the traditions that created them have kickstarted a bit of a riot.

Flash forward
Cut to the present day. Leen and Bertus have their name on a school, spreading the greasy gospel to people who need to perfect their craft. And they have their own line of products, too. Reuzel is here to make sure that as styles change, the attitude remains the same.

If you get it, you get it
And if you don’t, you never will. Doesn’t bother us. But for those people who are ready to sculpt a style, write a story, and be part of a legacy… Well, welcome to the family.