Welcome to Splitwood Salon!

Hello, my name is Bess, and I have been a Men's Hair Specialist for 8 years.  The combination of superior quality and premium experience are the fundamentals of my business.    Not only do I want you to enjoy your haircut, but am confident to have you looking and feeling your best when you walk out of the door.  Men’s hair is both an art form and a ministry to me, I’m grateful to have such a meaningful/creative profession.

 I opened Splitwood Salon to provide my guests a space that offered services exclusively for men, in a private loft environment that they'd love.

Therapeutic hot towel treatments and straight razor neck shaves are included in every Men's Haircut service to leave you feeling refined, rejuvenated, and ready for the rest of your day.

Children are welcome and encouraged :).

Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information/consultations, I look forward to seeing you!




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Bess is great! She always has reliable guidance on style and goes out of her way to make sure that I leave 110% satisfied every time. You will not find a better hairstylist in the Chapel Hill/Durham region!
Jonathan F.
Bess is the most naturally and professionally talented hair stylist I have ever had - and I am very picky. I keep coming back to her for a handful of reasons. First, especially at my first appointment, she takes the time to listen, ask questions, and fully understand what I need. Second, her attention to detail is second to none - I’ve never gone home with a hair out of place or missed. Third, she makes me feel right at home in her chair with her warm, caring personality. Lastly, she’s all about those final touches, like head massages or the perfect pomade recommendation. On top of all this, Bess is just genuinely a good person and friend. Knowing how great Bess makes me feel, I even hired her to spruce up my groomsmen and myself on my wedding day. She made the trip, and we all looked like a million bucks thanks to her. I recommend all my local friends to book with Bess. You won’t regret it.
Starling K.
My husband is a huge fan of Bess!! Before, he visited various stylists/salons and never really found someone who could give him the exact look he was going for. Now with Bess, he comes home with a debonair James Bond alter-ego that only comes from the perfect hair salon experience. 12/10 recommend her!!
Cissi K.
I’ve been going to Bess for the past two years and I can say she’s the best stylist I’ve had ever. She puts a lot of care into her craft and she’s great with my kids! Always a 10/10!
Mike S.
WHAT A TRANSFORMATION!! I had been cutting my own hair, and made a wreck. I walked in, to ask if Bess could help me fix my hair. Thank you Bess for taking the time to repair my hair and create a style that makes me feel attractive! I feel great, and I would recommend Bess' professional care and outstanding customer service to anyone hoping to finally find a fantastic stylist! -Claire V.
Claire V.
Bess was amazing! She paid very close attention to detail and checked-in to see how I felt about the cut every step of the way. Hands-down the best haircut I have ever received. You can tell she is extremely passionate about what she does and how she treats her clients. This was my first time working with Bess and I can without a doubt say that I will certainly be coming back to her in the future! Sydney. S
Sydney S.
I am an extremely satisfied, long-time, client of Bess Matamoros. She is a master stylist whose skills and attention to detail make her second to none. I have always had a rather simple, short, haircut but sometimes these are the hardest. I never need to worry as Bess does a great job on each visit. Bess is also a good person and an excellent conversationalist. How many times have you been in a barber's chair and felt you were getting a haircut from someone with the vocabulary of a second-grader? This is not the case with Bess. Not only will you receive an excellent haircut but you will also have a very pleasant experience. At my age, I have probably had my hair cut by 100's of barbers and could not be more impressed with Bess. She receives my very highest recommendation. Jim S. Leasburg, NC
Jim S.