5 Next-Level Men’s Grooming Treatments to Try Now

Men’s beauty services are getting fancier than ever.

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DAPR Grooming Parlour in Rittenhouse is one place you can find upscale men’s grooming services in Philly. Photograph by Jeff Fusco

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.

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DAPR Grooming Parlour. Photograph by Jeff Fusco

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.