This NY-style manstitution harkens back to the barbershop heyday of the '40s, with intricate gold-trimmed walls, classy chandeliers, and a team of friendly hair whisperers that's armed and legged to whip follicles into shape. A tenure spent nestled in the shop's plush fur-fighting chairs can take two forms. Stylishly eradicate facial fuzz with a luxurious hot-lather shave, employing heated shaving cream and a pristine straight-blade to render a clean-cut appearance matched only by Library of Congress cadets and Ken dolls. Or, opt for the all-encompassing haircut service, having your strands styled to your liking as well as lovingly shampooed and conditioned. A shirt-flattering neck-shave is also included, preventing shady back-neck tendril trades.
Lauded in New York magazine for its quick service and impeccably honest staff, Personal Touch spiffs sullied wardrobes with its professional dry cleaning services. Prepare winter wear for seasonal retirement by letting the experts cleanse sweaters ($6), vests ($5.50), outer jackets ($12), and full coats ($18). Fine fabric-ed everyday wear including shirts ($6), pants ($6), skirts ($6), and ties ($5) also earns cleaning candidacy, and raincoats ($18) can lose all evidence of April’s rainstorms and May’s Gallagher shows. Personal Touch Cleaners is even well primed to spruce up precious garments, such as three-piece suits ($17), gowns ($14+), and baby's first prom-dress.
It’s about time men have a place specifically targeted to their pampering and primping needs. Churchill’s Barber Shop is designed as a classic barbershop and offers all of the traditional services, from straight razor clean-ups to shoe shines. The shop offers a complete menu of services, including its deluxe shave (hot towels, hot shave lather, straight razor edge and cold towel finish); beard and mustache trim; manicures and pedicures; deep pore cleansing facials; and waxing. The club-like décor of oak floors, leather club chairs, flat screen TVs and coffee bar will even make the manliest of men feel comfortable. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.
Sobelle Lingerie's lower price points make it easy to stock up on teddies, bra and panty sets, and babydoll dresses without breaking the bank. The online shop's flirty wares include lacy bustiers, fishnet thigh-highs, and corsets that fit snugly around the body like a second, shinier skin. Shoppers can also find everyday items, such as briefs and boy-short underwear, as well as bras in a range of styles and colors.
With free WiFi, three flat-screen TVs, and surround-sound music, Next Level Barbershop provides home-like comforts amidst tendril-taming professionalism. Erase patchy remnants of an ill-fated Cro-Magnon phase during a full haircut ($21) with one of the shop's skilled follicle fighters, then let a hot-towel shave ($25) evict unwanted whiskers from your lower face. Shampoo and conditioner ($15) further discipline wild manes, imbuing pleasant texture and subtle scents without completely overriding natural notes of motorcycle grease. Appointments can be scheduled online.
The barbers at Emporio Man have spent years perfecting their haircutting techniques. Frankie Pe has been a licensed master barber in Florida since 1964, and his younger counterparts, Joan Cruz and Chad Blaize, both started honing their skills at age 15?Cruz in the Dominican Republic, and Blaize in Brooklyn's barbershops.
Thanks to their decades of practice, the three-man team is quite versatile. They're just as adept with precision haircuts and hot-towel shaves, and just as skilled straight-edge razors and machine ones. However, their barbershop's luxuries encompass more than top-notch products. During appointments, clients can watch the latest games on flat-screen TVs, smoke the shop's cigars, or engage in friendly competition over whose hair clippings fall the fastest.