About Us

Our  "Traditional Sarasota Barber Shop" goes back 25 + years, previously known as "Marks Barber Shop."

As the previous owner Mark Barone entered into Semi-retirement, the decision to sell the shop opened the door for Jill Whittemore to create her vision.

The “Grooming Lounge Barber Spa”, is a traditional barbershop where we “Cater to men, but welcome all.” We refuse to let the barber shops of America die as the senior barbers retire. We are a unique Sarasota Barber.

We pride ourselves with “old traditional barber- styling” with a tropical Tommy Bahama setting.

Our vision was to bring senior barber’s together with baby boomers and create a relaxing yet “Fun” Barber Spa, where men can come and be relaxed yet be pampered by one of our extremely experienced barber stylist with a combined total of 150 years between all of us. One of our featured barbers, everyone has probably been to or heard of Barber Mark Barone. He has been in the Gulf Gate area for decades.

We are proud of our full staff of professional, detailed oriented Barbers, Barberetts and massage therapists.

The “Grooming Lounge Barber Spa“ of Gulf Gate, Sarasota provides a while you wait for a Gentlemen’s cut , a chair or table massage for 15, 30, or 60 minutes or/and enjoy a complimentary beverage from our beverage bar, as well as watching T.V. on our flat screens.

You will love the concept!


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The Love, Passion and the Art of Barbering is what has driven the owner Jill too continue to keep the "men's barber spa's" alive. Those three values along with 35 years of dedicated experience is why Jill continues to create and keep a sharp edge on her skills in an industry that has been predominately men driven. This motivates her to succeed and showcase her talent to each and every client. She invites you to come and visit a well known, well established, highly professional barber spa. Come see for yourself the "Art of Barbering"







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Mariah was born and raised in Sarasota. She is from a family of hairstylist's and joined the family business in January 2013. Mariah invites you to come in and let her show you her talent as a stylist. Delivering a professional cut and style to suit your everyday needs. She is waiting to meet you, we are certain you will be pleased with her style. 


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Mark is the founder of this well known Barber Spa. Formerly known As "Mark's Barber Shop". Mark has given a lifetime of devotion to his career.



A true passion for the" Art of Barbering". He established himself in the Gulf Gate area back in 1980 and has never left. He has a great sense of humor and brings a lot of fun and laughter to work each day. As a stylist he blends his old techniques with today styles and performs like a true professional.






Our Professional Massage Therapists

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Karen Bennett


Nancy Stafford


Nancy Stafford's license# MA16223, Karen Bennett's license #MA7151, MM18892