Roosters Men's Grooming Center blends modern gentlemen's grooming techniques with a classic ambiance that hearkens back to barbershops of old. Chaps settle into stations outfitted with personal sinks for old-school services such as beard trims, precision haircuts, and signature seven-step shaves enhanced with hot towels and facial massages. Complimentary frosty mugs of beer, golf tips, and sports-broadcasting TVs help lads while away the time in the dark-wood-bedecked barbershop. Roosters also boasts its own signature line of products, teeming with manly aromas to keep manes more masculine than a pickup truck fueled by steak sauce.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
With a full menu of haircare, hair-color, texture, and waxing services, True Salon will have your head fashionably remodeled and bolted back on in a snap. Defuzz with a full-face waxing ($50+) or add interest to alluring fuzz with an eyebrow ($15+) or eyelash tint ($25+). A haircut/style for women ($50+) with base color ($55+) and deep-conditioning treatment ($15+) often translates into a youthful strut and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats.
Bermel’s Roxanne Barkley calls upon her 20 years of pampering experience to conjure timeless head-to-toe relaxation with indulgent manicures, pedicures, and facials. Fingers and toes dress for success during manicures and pedicures, donning vibrant polish after losing rough edges thanks to contouring clippers and files. Image skin products leave their normal posts in the guest suites of the Ritz Carlton to primp face terrains with vitamin C extracts during the signature face-lift facial, which also dispatches potent glycolic acid to smooth away fine lines, tighten skin, and minimize pores plagued by escaped whack-a-moles.
Whether she’s wielding scissors, handpicking products from Tocco Magico and Pureology, or applying an exfoliating honey wax, Susan Murray harnesses her experiences as a skilled stylist and aesthetician to pamper her clients. She welcomes her slate of loyal customers inside her welcoming, light-strewn space, which doubles as a sting-free sanctuary for customers who like to throw pebbles at neighborhood beehives. Inside, she can also be found experimenting with her own hair color, changing it from a fiery red to blond and back to red again, the hue that she declares “suits my personality the best.”
Wine is known to pair well with certain foods or moods. But at The Polish Bottle, a glass of wine is meant to enhance a soothing pedicure, and a margarita to complement a manicure. And while the drinks might obliterate the daily doldrums of each client, the staff focuses on the details of each service—from natural nail care and facials to waxing and eyebrow threading. The chic spot can even host parties and private events, such as bachelorette parties and newly minted jazz-hand shows.