Fargo barbershop owner to open second location in Detroit Lakes mall
Xperience Barbers, owned by trained barber Delson Saintal, will open in June inside the Washington Square Mall, in the former Regis Salon spot. Saintal also owns a barbershop in Fargo and is a co-owner of Dakota Barber Academy.
DETROIT LAKES — Delson Saintal wants to keep the gents of lakes country looking good and feeling good.
Come June, the trained barber will be opening Xperience Barbers at the Washington Square Mall in downtown Detroit Lakes. It'll be his second Xperience Barbers location, as he has also owned one in Fargo since August 2021.
“Customers at Xperience Barbers get more than a haircut,” Saintal said. “We focus on customer service, punctuality, providing a friendly environment, great conversations and modern haircuts.”
He explained that modern haircuts include designs, fades and other hairdos seen in the fashionable pages of men's magazines like GQ, Maxim and Esquire. Tried and true traditional cuts will also be delivered with precision, he said.
“We also offer beard trims, straight razor beard trims, shaves, waxing — everything,” he said.
The new barbershop will fill the vacant space that once housed Regis Salon in the mall. After learning about the available space from the mall manager, Saintal gave it a once-over and said he was pleased to find 10 barber stations and a lot of opportunity.
“I’m planning to have six stations to start,” he said. “My goal is to have three employees and three independent contractors.”
Saintal is also a co-owner of Dakota Barber Academy in Fargo, which he owns with other business partners. His role is director of admissions, and his hope for the new business is to provide an opportunity for graduates to start their career while maintaining the brand he created at his first barbershop.
He described his brand as providing customers an upper-scale feel in an environment where everyone feels comfortable.
Saintal is a graduate of Skill Cutz Barber College in Fargo, according to his business website. Born in Haiti and raised in Fargo, he's a former collegiate wrestler at Concordia College in Moorhead and is currently an assistant wrestling coach at Fargo North High School.
The target opening date for Detroit Lakes' Xperience Barbers is the first weekend of June, so long as construction and remodeling remains on track.