DIRECTV for Barber Shops and Men’s Grooming Salons

The last time I got a haircut, I saw something that mortified me at the barbershop. No, it wasn’t the skimpy skirts or tight T-shirts worn by the female stylists, either. It also wasn’t the fact that the stylists called me “honey,” “baby,” and “dollface.” Even the $15 upcharge for the scalp massage didn’t faze me. So, what had me so lathered up, so to speak? It was the nearly-antique cable TV box from 1996 or earlier. There are some things that I just can’t abide.

Samantha’s Haircuts for Men

Between you and me, Mrs. Buckler still thinks I get my haircut by an old guy named Chet. Oh yeah. I have her believing that my smooth taper cuts are done at a little shop downtown with a barber’s pole. The truth is, I happily get my haircuts and scalp massages at a business known as a “men’s grooming salon.” The ladies there do a great job on my hair, and the shop’s ambiance is rather easy on the eyes.

But that old cable box… what a hideous eyesore!

Frankly, I was surprised that such a fashion-forward men’s grooming salon would be using such ancient technology. Everything else at that place is brand new, including the Craftsman toolboxes where the stylists keep their shears, razors, and clippers. So why the old cable TV box? And why cable TV? I would think that the lovely ladies at Samantha’s wanted more for their beloved customers. Let’s start with the most obvious…

…Barber Shops Should Have DIRECTV

I’m not just saying that because our Signal Connect division is a DIRECTV Authorized Dealer. I’m saying it because sometimes the wait at Samantha’s can take a while. Cable TV doesn’t have as much of the programming that guys like me want to watch. Look, my time at there is a mini-vacation. I should be able to watch the game, race, or action movie without all the usual griping I get at home. Could you imagine Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse in high-definition? Forget about it!

I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. The guy sitting next to me in the lobby – Big Dan, I think his name was – was itching to watch a football game. Samantha handed him the remote control but he was couldn’t find anything because the cable box had a limited selection. The other guys in the lobby razzed him until he settled on some mediocre rerun that all of us agreed to watch. It was the best we could do under the circumstances.

Samantha’s Needs DIRECTV!

As I sat there waiting for my time in the chair, I couldn’t not say something. When it was my time to get my hair cut, I talked to “Samantha” about her shop’s TV situation. She said the cable company offered to upgrade the box but she declined. “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it,” she said. That’s when I told her that it’s broken; it’s very broken. This provided the perfect transition for me to discuss Signal Connect and DIRECTV. I gave her Mike Kochenderfer’s business card but only after she finished my scalp massage.

If she’s skeptical about DIRECTV, she’s missing what this premier satellite TV service can do for her business. As a service business, she and her team do a great job catering to their customers’ needs. They only downside is the long waits in the lobby. (I’m not the only guy in town who wants his hair cut by these lovely young ladies.) DIRECTV gives customers something to watch while they wait. Here are some of the things they’ll enjoy:

  • A huge variety of national channels.
  • Up to five or more local TV channels.
  • A variety of pro and college sports options.
  • Add-on sports packages like NFT SUNDAY TICKET, etc.
  • A familiar, easy-to-use remote control.

If you own a service business, you know how much a long wait can hurt customer reviews. Cruise their Yelp or any other online business directory service. Read what people are saying about your competitors and your business. Are people complaining about long waits? If so, they’re probably getting bored of reading those old, dog-earned magazines on the end table. DIRECTV is the perfect solution for your barber shop or men’s grooming salon, but you probably want to know…

…How Much Does it Cost?

Yes, Samantha asked me that. All business owners who talk to us do. It makes sense because DIRECTV is an investment in their businesses. They want to know what kind of return they’ll get on it. You’ll likely notice an increase of happy customers inside your happy area. You might also see more positive reviews on online business directory sites. All of this goes a long way to keeping your clients happy. And every business owner knows that happy customers are loyal customers.

How much your commercial DIRECTV account costs depends on a few different factors. The size of your business, the number of TVs you have, and your DIRECTV viewing package factor into the overall price tag. Like I told the lovely ladies at the barbershop, Signal Connect has ways to help keep those costs low, such as:

  • Significant savings on one of two commercial viewing packages.
  • A check to see if you qualify for any DIRECTV rebates.
  • A free, 32” LCD HDTV. (Supplies are limited and the promotion can end at any time without notice.)
  • We’ll find a local installer in your area to do the job.
  • Your Signal Connect rep will quickly activate your account.

There’s something else your Signal Connect rep will do for you absolutely free. That’s continue to be your account rep after the sale. If you need changes made to your DIRECTV account or any other help, you don’t have to call AT&T’s busy call center. You just contact your Signal Connect rep directly and he or she will take care of you. We pride ourselves on this type of concierge service and encourage all of our commercial clients to take advantage of it. That’s what it’s there for!

Do You Own a Barber Shop or Men’s Grooming Salon?

It’s time you called Signal Connect for more information about DIRECTV. I mean, there’s only so much I can say about it in a blog post. You probably have a few questions about a commercial account, so it’s best you talk directly to our reps. They’ll give you the answers you need a so much more. If you’re reading this during our business hours, you can call them at 888-233-7563. You can also fill out the form below and send it to us. A member of the Signal Connect team will get back to you in one business day or less.

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.