Nissan Ballard

Mr. Nissan Ballard is a native of New Orleans, a graduate of Southern University, and brings twenty five years of experience to the barber industry. Mr. Ballard expertise lies in barber styling, traditional straight razor shaves, and salon management. Nissan decided to provide a diverse male salon experience not available in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Mr. Ballard's vision was provided from his inability to find such an environment that led to his realization that male clients desire a professional, upscale, and relaxing venue that affords them exceptional service, and pampered old fashion care all in a setting that fosters a gentlemen's feel. Nissan had the original concept for the Grooming Parlor in 2000. He identified the need for such service as he searched for himself seeking an old-fashion hot lather shave, and talking to his peers and clients. After years of collecting information on the need for such a service, he opened The Grooming Parlor in September 2006. The Parlor has been an ongoing success and has become the grooming and lifestyle destination for the distinguished gentlemen.

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Customer Reviews

"Absolutely the best professional barber in Baton Rouge and the surrounding area!'

Nissan's attention to detail is by far the best I've ever experienced sitting in a barber chair. After growing a beard for about 4 months I went to him to get cleaned up and was blown away. He sculpted it they way I wanted. After the hot towels draped across your face he straight razors where you need it to get your lines perfectly even. The dude knows what he is doing. The only guy I trust cutting my beard. #thebeardedone"

— Daniel Brister

"If you want an awesome experience from a true professional, The Grooming Parlor is where you need to be!"

For the past 12 years, I've entrusted my grooming needs to The Grooming Parlor Barber Spa and I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The atmosphere is like no other! 


— Lemire Miller Sr.

"Exactly what I was looking for in a barber."


The shop was clean, quaint, and professional. Service was friendly and accommodating. Mr. Ballard's skills were head and shoulders above the other barbers I have frequented in the past. Beyond satisfied with the results!

— Scott Landry