Hey there men: need a shave? A little pampering? Or just a little respite? The following grooming destinations offer a smooth face, some solace and a promise that you'll strut out looking good and feeling so-so-fine:
êShave New York: A wide range of shaving kids, grooming products, razors and brushes are what you will find at êShave locations around the city. Grooming expert also share shaving tips and advice.
>> êShave New York, 1025 Third Ave., 212.838.1515
Esquires of Wall Street: Located directly across from The New York Stock Exchange, this barbershop is housed in the same building where J.P. Morgan once lived. A shave comes with warm shaving cream and towels; haircuts and shoe shines are also available. I'd suggest going in during cocktail hour: complimentary beer and whiskey are also on hand (or in hand, I should say).
>> Esquires of Wall Street, 14 Wall St., 212.349.5064
Paul Molé: This handsome, black-and-white tiled barbership has a deluxe open-razor treatment which involves thick layers of shaving cream, steaming hot towels and a moisturizer to take care of dry skin. The real bonus: With the package comes a luxurious face massage.
>> Paul Molé, 1034 Lexington Ave., 212.535.8461
Spiff: A truly modern "men's salon," Spiff has an LCD television and a menu that includes a trim, an express shave or a deluxe shave, the latter of which comes with a hot towel treatment, lavender preshave oil and a postshave facial and hot oil scalp treament.
>> Spiff, 750 Third Ave., 212.983.3240