Our Focus & Our Mechanix
Hair and skin services provided in a masculine atmosphere! Experience all those things that your wife or girlfriend have been talking about for years, in an environment that is tailored for YOU! Get a great haircut ranging from a classic barber cut to cutting edge modern trends! Take care of your skin and stay looking young by learning the proper way to treat your skin!
Aaron Kaehr, Owner
Aaron grew up in Indiana and moved to Washington in 1997 after meeting his partner on the internet. He went to beauty school at Northwest Hair Academy in Mount Vernon, WA, and graduated with a Cosmetology license in 2003. He worked at the JCPenney salon in Burlington till 2005 before returning to Northwest Hair Academy to obtain his instructor’s license. He taught at the academy until 2012, worked a short time, again, at JCPenney before starting his dream of opening a male focused salon which is now Hair & Body Mechanix! The shop opened on January 7, 2013 after years of dreaming and coming up with lots of ideas of how to run the shop, how the décor should look and what sort of ambience was to be portrayed.
Aaron enjoys running the business and enjoys cutting short hair cuts and fades.
Outside of the busy schedule of running a business, and taking clients full time, Aaron loves to cook, and loves to eat even more! He enjoys spending his days off with his husband, Joe, who is a veterinarian. They always have a house full of pets of some sort. (Limited to cats and dogs, and hopefully a goat, someday!) Aaron and Joe enjoy travelling and try to take at least two major vacations each year, and various day trips around the Pacific Northwest.
Darin Helt, Hair Mechanic
Darin started at Hair and Body Mechanix in October of 2015. Darin received his Barber/Cosmetology license from Crown School of Hair Design in 1986. Darin most recently worked, for 30 years, at Mariner Hair in Smokey Point. He enjoys doing gentlemen’s cuts.
Darin loves to spend time with his family and friends. He enjoys hiking, swimming, and antique shopping.
Sarah Lawrence, Hair Mechanic/Long Hair Styling/Color Specialist
Sarah joined our team in September 2015. She attended Northwest Hair Academy in Mount Vernon where she got her cosmetology license in 2006. She was also an instructor at the Academy. Sarah has worked at various salons including Body Boutique and Hair Masters. Sarah enjoys doing straight razor shaves for the guys, but her heart is happiest when she can get her hands into Long Hair and Creative Color!
When Sarah removes her gloves from coloring, she can be found with a fishing pole in her hand, camping, or anything outdoors. She also enjoys cooking.
Ian Petersen, Hair Mechanic
Ian graduated from Paroba College in Everett, WA, with a license in barbering in October 2017. He enjoys doing all kinds of cuts as well as hair designs/tattoos. Nothing makes him happier than seeing his clients smile after a great haircut and a relaxing scalp massage at the shampoo bowl. You will enjoy Ian's outgoing personality and you will never have a hard time having a conversation with him. His mom confirms that he has the gift of gab! Outside of work, Ian enjoys spending time with his family, his son in particular. Long drives and video games are how he likes to unwind after a busy day of making people look awesome!
Carolyn Merritt, Hair Mechanic/Long Hair Styling
Carolyn has been cutting hair since 2009 and specializes in men's cutting. She is efficient at doing skin fades, tapers, high and tights, crew cuts, flat tops (even the horse shoe kind), Carolyn also cuts ethnic men's hair.
Carolyn doesn't only cut men's hair, though. She also cuts, colors, and highlights women's hair. Plus she loves doing updos and make-up.
Being a Washingtonian, Carolyn is thrilled to finally be back after getting to live in both Japan and Nevada from 2013 to 2020 while her husband fulfilled his duties with the US Navy. Now that he is nearing the end of his career, they decided to come back home to Oak Harbor!
SCHEDULE/HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Thursday : 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday : 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday : 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday : CLOSED
15% discount on hair services for Military, Students and Seniors.
Includes shampoo, scalp massage, steam towel facial and simple style.
Includes shampoo, scalp massage, steam towel facial and styling with hot tools.
Simple clipper cut includes shampoo, scalp massage and steam towel facial.
Simple cut for Young Men up to 9 years (does not include shampoo)
Reminiscent of the days of old. Straight razor face shave and a haircut... Just like Granddad got!
A clean and close shave just like your Grandpa used to enjoy!
Polish that dome so it shines like the top of the Chrysler Building!
Enjoy our signature shampoo experience without the hair cut!
Signature shampoo experience with blow dry and style.
A quick clean up before a night out. (Neck trim, sideburn shaping, line-up) Complimentary for established clients
Shape and detail your facial hair to add to your overall look.
Make your skin fade a truly smooth fade
Simple gray blending or a top coat to refresh your faded ends.
Add some swag to your look by adding a few simple highlights or lowlights.
Let your Mechanic use their expertise to create a color change that will compliment all your bells & whistles!
Change your curly hair or straight hair. Even get rid of annoying cowlicks.