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.


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

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;

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;

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;

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;

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;