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2116 Gulf Gate Dr
Sarasota, FL


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 6 Tuesday-Friday, 9 to 4 on Saturday, Closed on Sundays and Mondays

Gift Certificates Available




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!



Meet Master Barber Joey, he’s joining our amazing team!

Joey Maldonado was born in Stamford, Connecticut and raised in Puerto Rico. He moved to Sarasota at the age of 5 and has been living here for the past 29 years. He started his barbering career 18 years ago, and he specializes in all hair types. For 12 years, Joey owned and operated his own barbershop right here in Sarasota. Joey and his beautiful wife are blessed with 4 boys. He will be taking walk-ins and appointments.

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Mel’s Old City Barbershop Sarasota is a proud dealer of fine Johnny B. products!