Asbury Park

Asbury Park's Swagger & Blade: A Modern Take On The Old-School Barber Parlor

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💈✂ Meet Shane Bruno, Owner & Master Barber at Swagger and Blade in Asbury Park and Wanamassa.

When Shane opened Swagger & Blade, he set out to "recreate an old-school gentlemen's barber shop with a modern take."

Swagger & Blade's website says their "attention is on the details," and we can't agree more because we experienced this on all fronts--

✂ Their meticulous work (first discovered in their Instagram feed)

💈The authentic vintage old-school barbershop vibe, and

💻 A streamlined, modern customer experience by leveraging modern technology

Swagger & Blade's attention to detail was immediately noticeable when I went to their website to learn a little more before calling to make an appointment, which I never had to do.

Aside from the being greeted by a full-screen lineup of barbers who mean business about their business, the website was the starting point for taking us through a modern customer experience.

First, I browsed through the barbers' clever bios, which read more like character descriptions.

Then, I was able to book my son's appointment by selecting the type of service, barber, location, and the appointment time.

Immediately after scheduling and again within a couple of hours before the appointment, I received confirmations via email with the option to change/cancel the appointment.

When we arrived for my son's appointment, we were immediately greeted by his barber, @alexdlevine, who cut my son's hair with care and precision.✂

My son was happy with the cut, and he left feeling like he just had a really cool experience.

The next day I received a very simple follow-up email, thanking us for our business and politely asking for a Google review, a "like" on FB and a "follow" on Instagram (with links.)

Our experience with Swagger & Blade came full circle via technology.

It started when I discovered them on Instagram and ended with a Google review.

So while Shane successfully recreated the vintage barber parlor experience, he also creates a modern customer experience (that feels more like an attentive, old-fashioned way of doing business) by leveraging modern technology.

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SWAGGER & BLADE
Asbury Park
621 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Wanamassa
1411 Wickapecko Drive, Ocean Township, NJ 07712
✂ Haircuts
💈Beard Trims
✂ VIP Shave with Mask
💈Reduced rates for boys (12 & under), seniors, vets, cops, fire

☎ 732-361-5400

BookOnline: swaggerandblade.com
Instagram: @swaggerandblade
Facebook: swaggerandblade

9 Independently-Owned Coffee Shops At The Jersey Shore

Independent coffee shops provide a great way to fuel, refuel, and reset your day. Many also go the extra mile of providing a place to meet up, connect, reconnect, exchange ideas, and work remotely, which helps enhance and strengthen local communities.

The following is an alphabetical list (by town) of independently-owned coffee shops in Monmouth & Ocean counties that are doing just that. From the photos, you'll see that each one has a different vibe, and is unique in its own way. Some also offer small bites, meals, and open-mic nights.

A few have been open for less than a year so I hope that this list helps make people aware of these new businesses. Be sure to check store hours on Google before you head out!

Asbury Park

 

America's Cup | 633 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park

Website:  http://www.americascupcoffee.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/americascupcoffee/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/AmericasCupCoffeeCompany/

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Asbury Park Roastery | 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park

Website:  https://www.aproastery.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/aproastery/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/aproastery/

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Cafe Volan | 510 Bangs Ave, Asbury Park

Website:  http://cafevolan.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/cafevolan/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/cafevolan/

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Kofi House (Just Opened!) | 1061, 526 Main St, Avon-By-The-Sea

Website:  http://kofihouse.business.site/

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Bay Head

 

Coffee at Noon | 524 Lake Avenue, Bay Head

Coffee at Noon is a combination artists' studio with a coffee bar. While you sip your coffee,  you'll be surrounded by beautiful art. Lots to look at!

Website:  https://www.noondesignshop.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/coffee.at.noon/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/coffeeatnoon/

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Manasquan

 

Green Planet Coffee Company | 78 Main St, Manasquan

Website:  http://www.greenplanetcoffee.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/greenplanetcoffeecompany/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Green-Planet-Coffee-Company-178226222225483/

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Point Pleasant

 

Divi Tree Coffee | 2615 Bridge Ave, Point Pleasant

Divi Tree is a new business owned by a young couple. The vibe is super friendly, and they offer healthy sandwich options.

Website:  https://www.divitreecoffee.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/divitreecoffee/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/divitreecoffee/

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Green Planet Coffee Company | 700 Arnold Ave, Point Pleasant Beach

Website:  http://www.greenplanetcoffee.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/greenplanetcoffeecompany/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Green-Planet-Coffee-Company-178226222225483/

 

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Spring Lake

 

Driftwood Coffee House | 1102 3rd Ave, Spring Lake

Website:  https://www.driftwoodcoffeehouse.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/driftwood_coffee_house/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DriftwoodCoffeeHouse/

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