Men, who are usually experts at mowing the lawn, often can't wield whirring blades deftly enough to nicely trim their own hair and avoid dissecting head-top bunnies. Hire a professional hair-maintenancer with today's Groupon: for $35, you get an executive haircut with a center stylist, plus your choice of a classic shave, a hair-color treatment, or a SkinMetics face treatment, at 18|8 Men's Hair and Grooming Center (up to an $89 value). This Groupon is valid for all three locations in Costa Mesa, Irvine, and Pasadena.
At 18|8, talented stylists and aestheticians upgrade executive heads with sleek looks crafted to current male style standards. After a brisk tête-à-tête with the salon coordinator, dignified dudes sip complimentary juice, coffee, or pomade as they await their haircare professional or cosmetologist. Next, gents are guided to a private or semiprivate booth, where they answer questions about their favorite skin and hair products, preferred cut, and favorite oatmeal accompaniment. The executive haircut, which includes a five-minute neck-and-shoulder massage, a thorough shampooing and conditioning, and a hot-towel wrap, leaves once-weary boardroom pompadours looking simultaneously relaxed and commanding (a $39 value).
An array of grooming services enhances 18|8's hypermasculine, results-driven hairsperience. SkinMetics exfoliating face treatments, which last approximately 20 minutes, massage and revitalize strained skin surfaces (a $42 value), and 18|8's classic shaves let granite-like jaw lines emerge from beneath unintentionally camouflaging face fuzz (a $37 value). Skillful hair-color treatments infuse manly manes with bold, leonine hues guaranteed to stand out in executive-only mosh pits (a $50 value).
18|8 Fine Men's Salons
Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels.
Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.