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Best Men's Grooming

2023 Best Wedding: New On-Location Men's Grooming

Groomed by True Beauty Marks

There was an era in which men would golf to kill time before the wedding. These days, who has time to play 18 holes when you’ve got a shape-up booked? Yes, Doylestown-based Gina Kay Osborne’s popular beauty collective has relaunched its on-site grooming service. She’s partnered with Mark Shilling — the barber behind Make Your Mark in Ardmore and Willow Grove — to provide cuts, straight-razor shaves and beard trims. Talk about a first look. Read More »


2019 Best Men’s Grooming, City

DAPR Grooming Parlour

Perched on the second floor above a Rittenhouse intersection, this handsome salon-slash-speakeasy is a calming escape from the bustle below, and the city’s coolest new spot for an expert cut and a ridiculously relaxing Toyko Head Spa scalp massage. (Don’t ask questions — just get one.) Read More »

125 South 18th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA | 215-618-3089 | Website

2019 Best Men’s Grooming, ’Burbs

Spruce Men’s Hair Lounge

A complimentary whiskey. A hot shave. A precision haircut. What more do you need? The pleasant conversation with Aimee Haupert, the owner of this stylish year-old joint, is just a bonus. Read More »

131 West 4th Street, Bridgeport, PA | 610-277-3300 | Website

2018 Best Men’s Cut and Shave

Ethos GSFM

Even the most time-crunched office jockeys should break for the hour it takes for this meticulous cut and shave – mini facial, back rub and booze included. Read More »

1818 Market Street, Lobby Rear, Philadelphia, PA | 267-225-5178 | Website

2017 Best Men’s One-Stop Grooming

Joe Grooming Lounge at Duross & Langel

The latest addition to this soap shop and salon is a perfectly chic and masculine barbershop located just outside the women’s salon. You can get a cut from co-founder Steve Duross himself (he’s back behind the chair after a decade away) or a shave, a beard trim, neck cleanup, highlights, waxing or a facial. Read More »

117 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-275-3431 | Website

2016 Best Men's Grooming

Meister’s Barbershop

This handsome addition to East Passyunk is everything it needs to be and nothing it doesn't: a smartly designed space, a simple first-come, first-served system, and four chairs where owner Rob Baumiester and his team will deliver the finest fade you've ever received. Read More »

1810 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-309-3169 | Website

2015 Best Men's Grooming

The Polished Gent at the Rittenhouse Spa and Club

Sure, you could go to the Rittenhouse's new Paul Labrecque salon for the $95 Indulgent Shave -- which really is the most wonderful straight-razor action you can get in the city. But why stop there? For $250 you'll get three hours of luxurious attention, including a back exfoliation and massage, a very manly manicure and pedicure, and the Indulgent Shave. (Make sure to take advantage of the heated pool.) Read More »

210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA | 215-790-2500 | Website

2013 Best Men's Grooming

2 B Groomed

The tight cuts, hot lathers and close (and co-mfortable!) shaves at this classic 10-year-old barbershop will have you looking and feeling like a man of means. If you go for a shave, insist on the mud mask. Its well worth the additional fee. Read More »

270 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-925-3505 | Website