Walk past a row of four shoe-shining chairs raised on a wooden stage. Take a right. Front and center, a fireplace flickers.
A leather ottoman sits next to it, shelving everything from Playboy, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines.
Look to your left. There’s a bar.
Four stools wait. Bottles of liquor glow on glass shelves. Margarita glasses are displayed like Little League trophies.
Above the bar, a large metal sign accompanied with a speared olive reads “316 Club.”
On top of it all, there’s a wall-sized chalkboard displaying NHL and NBA playoff odds. Pictures of cars and framed jerseys are everywhere. TVs sit in every corner.
It feels like Las Vegas packed into a 2,800-square-foot shop.
But the menu here displays haircuts and spa features, not drinks and showtimes.
A run-of-the-mill haircut here will run you about $55.
It’s not the kind of place Carmelo Preiti, the general manager and barber at 316 Club Barber Spa, expects to see many college kids. It’s a little above their pay grade.
But then again, how many times do you get the opportunity to have your hair cut and styled by the same guy who constructed Patrick Kane’s famed playoff mullet?
For that lone reason, Periti, who has been cutting Kane’s hair for four years now, was visited by an usual costumer.
Last week, a University of Wisconsin-Madison student drove the odd 2 hours and 30 minutes to the spa.
He wasn’t from Chicago. He had no other visitation plans other than to see Periti.
“He told me, ‘I just wanted to get my hair cut by the same barber that Kane used once in my life,’ ” Periti said with a chuckle. “I told him he was a true fan.”
While Periti said it was an unusual occasion, the attention isn’t.
Ever since the 36-year-old styled Kane’s mullet in 2010--the year the ‘Hawks hoisted the Stanley Cup--the attention has been coming in buckets.
Newspapers, TV crews, radio stations, websites--you name it.