Hammer & Nails – a “grooming shop for guys” – coming to Village at Leesburg

The new shop offers haircuts, shaves, waxes, manicures and more.

Hammer & Nails, a “grooming shop for guys,” has chosen the Village at Leesburg for its first location in Northern Virginia. It will be going into a space just a few doors down from the Wegmans grocery store.

Hammer & Nails is a California-based grooming shop that focuses on men (although women are welcome too). It offers haircuts, beard trims, shaves, eyebrow waxing as well as manicures, pedicures and more. It’s all in a “salon” that’s decked out in a more masculine style than most and — for those of us who enjoy a beverage or two — they’ve got drinks.

Here is how a recent press release describes it: “The Hammer & Nails experience coming to Washington DC and Virginia is unlike any other. The atmosphere is low-lit, with soft ambient lighting throughout the shop. Exterior windows are tinted for privacy and the interior is furnished with dark wood and steel, creating a relaxing vibe. Members are greeted by name, escorted to a luxurious oversized Bison leather chair, and handed a menu with complimentary beverages ranging from an ice-cold water to [coffee drink or a craft beer], all included in the cost of the service. Shops have Direct TV, and every guest has a dedicated personal oversized device, remote and noise-cancelling BOSE headphones for entertainment during the visit.”

Hammer & Nails currently has 15 locations open in Texas, Ohio and the West Coast. The Loudoun location will be the first in Virginia. The local owner — Ilona Kirzhner of Reston — has signed a deal to open 12 Hammer & Nail in the greater DC area. With a little luck on her side, Kirzhner hopes to have her Village at Leesburg location open by the Thanksgiving weekend.

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And in case the name Hammer & Nails sounds familiar to you, the concept appeared on the popular ABC television show “Shark Tank” back in September 2014. While they didn’t get a deal with one of the sharks at the time, the brand has proven it has legs.

  1. Jillian Betson 4 years ago

    I am a native of Loudoun County and would really enjoy speaking with you about employment with your new Leesburg or coming Ashburn location.

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am a meticulous, dependable, dedicated, professional, knowledgeable individual in the profession of management, education and barbering. I am extremely passionate on advancing my career.

    Throughout my 23 years, I have demonstrated strong leadership, independence, superior work habits, proficiency and excel in customer service. I truly enjoy the challenges, responsibilities and ambition involved in my work.

    I personally feel with my experience, ability, and skill set it would greatly enable me to boost and enhance your company. I would appreciate the opportunity in discussing employment opportunities.

    Respectfully yours,

    Jillian Betson

    Roosters Men’s Grooming Center 05/2013 to present
    Master Barber/Center Manager/Educator
    Cutting edge precision haircuts, thus to include all hair types: business professional, military regulations, flat tops, skin fades and more.
    Top product sales producer in seven years out of 32 employees
    Men’s facials
    Beard cleansing, polishing, grooming and shaping
    Straight razor facial shaves with precision.
     Apprenticeship/educator
    Scalp and head massage treatments
     Men’s hair color and beard color blending
    Retail sales
    Monthly Chamber of Commerce sales and marketing meeting
    Manager of a shop of 15 employees
    Inventory and budget analyst
    New hire of employees
    Counseling of employees

    Darrell’s Barber Shop 11/1995-05/2013
    Master Barber/Shop Manager/Educator
     Cutting edge precision haircuts, thus to include all hair types: business professional, military regulations, flat tops, skin fades and more.
    Beard grooming, trimming and shaping
    Straight razor facial shaves with precision.
    Manager of a shop of 6 employees
    New hire of employees

  2. Robert 3 years ago

    I’d say not a good investment(12 shops in DC area) during COVID and this shopping center has high turnover due to high rent.

  3. Amy Hall 3 years ago

    Please note: Jill Betson DOES NOT presently work for Roosters MGC. She was a barber who was terminated over a year ago for cause. Thank you.

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