Day Spas

Men still queasy about the spa experience can take comfort in these alternatives, which run the gamut from hi-tech barbershop to men-only sanctuary.

—D.J.C.

Grooming Lounge Politicos and lobbyists come to this D.C. shop to de-stress with the 45-minute Hot Lather Shave. 202-466-8900; groominglounge.com

John Allan’s More gentleman’s club than spa, this is where Manhattan professionals flock to for a monthly Full Service—haircut, manicure, and shoe shine all in 35 minutes. 866-527-8953; johnallans.com

Nickel With locations in Paris, New York, London, and San Francisco, this strictly men-only spa attracts a European clientele that comes for its signature facials. 415-626-9000; nickelspa.com

Peninsula Beverly Hills Not just for when your tee time is rained out, the coed spa has a men’s menu, which features the Weekend Warrior, a liniment rub paired with a sports massage. 310-551-2888; peninsula.com

Selfridges Men’s Salon This is the place in London for a pedicure; the 50-minute procedure includes a nail mask and reflexology. 44-20/7318-3709; selfridges.com

Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers New York bankers and those staying at the nearby St. Regis frequent this salon as much for its straight shave as for the bar packed with flat-screen TVs. 212-759-5015; trumans-nyc.com