The Men’s Room puts a contemporary spin on the traditional barbershop with a slew of modernly macho services. For overgrown scalp grass, the gentleman’s cut and finish ($30) coddles head blades in a sea of hot lather before mowing them into precision with a straight razor, leaving behind a tailored dude 'do. Jowl fuzz, cheek fluff, and mustache disguise glasses will be removed to reveal true identities after 45 minutes spent in steamy bliss during the classic shave ($35), which includes hot lather, a light facial, and a skin-quenching moisturizer. The Men’s Room’s also sheds light on otherwise-neglected manscapes, offering bristle banishment from the brows ($15), chest ($45+), back ($45+), and nose ($10). A 60-minute relaxation massage ($80) soothes pinched pressure points and boosts muscle flexibility for spontaneous Twister cage-matches.
A professional, affable fleet of 32 licensed massage therapists accentuate the calming atmosphere and warm vibe at The Knotstop, an independent firm focused on unwinding tangled corpuses with attentive care. Each master muscle manipulator will handedly perform whichever of the two 60-minute massage types you choose. The popular Swedish massage uses long, continuous strokes, kneading, and friction to liberate shackled muscle tissues, promoting relaxation and improved circulation. If fiery stress deposits reach down into the core, consider the deep-tissue massage, which targets buried and chronic tensions with slow, intense strokes, restoring flexibility and range of motion. Soak away the worries that have lodged themselves in the nooks of your joints and the crooks of your connective tissues, while inhaling a bouquet of soothing, therapeutic scents afforded by aromatherapy, which piques the nostrils and the mind after a triumphant kneading.
At Pure Skin Aesthetics and Hair Removal, aestheticians wield all-natural sugar paste as they depilate sensitive areas of the body. Sugaring—a method of hair removal that, like the phrase "lol," dates back thousands of years—is different than standard waxing. Rather than adhering to the skin, the sugaring paste only latches onto hair. This feature, in addition to the fact that hair is removed in the direction of growth, can reduce ingrown hairs, infections, and damage to the epidermis. Pure Skin provides this hair-removal service for both women and men.
At Velvet Skincare, beauty technicians "strive to provide a relaxing and comfortable environment." Guests are welcome to stop in for one of many facials, such as the glycolic facial, back facial, or young-adult facial. Hot waxes remove unwanted hair from the eyebrows, lips, eyeballs, cheeks, tongues, or bikini areas, and technicians work to tint eyelashes or brows.
"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who’s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that’s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
At Haircrafters Salon, stylist Neda Ghandi works alongside a team of seasoned hairdressers as she updates her clients’ coifs. A specialist in highlights, Neda has a repertoire of treatments including full and partial highlights, full color treatments, and updos.