5 Next-Level Men’s Grooming Treatments to Try Now
Men’s beauty services are getting fancier than ever.
There have always been great barbershops and spas in Philly, but a new generation is shaking up the clip-and-dip playbook with a host of improved services catering to men (think: haircuts that come with herbal facials, lavender-scented pedicures, even fancy scalp-cleansing treatments). Here, five local spots to amp up your typical routine.
For a healthy scalp
DAPR Grooming Parlour is home to Philly’s only Yume (Japanese for “dream”) head spa, a 45-minute treatment during which your head is massaged with cleanser and toner, then given a steam that opens up hair follicles to revert them to a healthy pH (read: not oily or flaky). $75; 125 South 18th Street, Rittenhouse.
For feet in need of love
The 57th-floor spa at Four Seasons boasts a 60-minute pedicure that’s both functional (removing excess cuticles and buffing calluses) and gloriously excessive (lavender salt exfoliation and foot massage). $145; 1 North 19th Street, Center City.
For a skin-softening shave
Over on Antique Row, old-school barbershop King of Shave wraps the classic and modern together in one service: a straight-razor shave followed by a facial scrub and a creamy avocado mask, with accompanying head massage. $60; 1201 Pine Street, Midtown Village.
For shapely brows
At beauty haven Rescue Spa, an esthetician will apply a warm hard wax (designed to reduce post-rip redness) to your eyebrows, shape and trim them so they look natural but not unkempt, then smooth them out with moisturizing azulene oil. $30; 1601 Walnut Street, third floor, Rittenhouse.
For a trim with extras
A haircut at Ethos GSFM comes complete with a gratis cocktail when you walk in and a facial featuring a peppermint oil and willow bark cleanser from New Zealand. No wonder Malcolm Jenkins has a standing weekly appointment. $65; 339 North Broad Street, suite D, Callowhill.
Published as “Groom Town” in the December 2019 issue of Philadelphia magazine.