No matter how many shirts with cartoon characters may reside in his closet, sometimes a guy wants to look like he just stepped out through the stylishly blown smoke of a 50s casino heist movie. With today's deal, $45 dappers up dudes with a Pit Boss haircut ($95 value) at 316 Club, an upscale barbershop with a 1960s Las Vegas ambience in the Loop's financial district. Kick back in front of the fireplace with a complimentary beer, shoot pool, and watch Peter Lawford's preferred brand of flat-screen TV as you wait to get your perfect cut.
The 316 Club's Pit Boss Haircut starts things off with a massaging shampoo. Then, while one stylist cuts, carves, and curves your coiffure, a professional nail technician will manicure your nails and cuticles and follow it up with a hand massage using a fragrance-free lotion. Next, you'll get the Perfect Shave, during which a certified barber will soften your beard and skin with pre-shave oil, then artfully hand-shave your face with a straight razor and glycerin-based shaving cream before soothing the skin with a little moisturizing aftershave. If your face is naturally hairless due to a mishap in high school chemistry class, you can get a 25-minute chair massage instead. Your Pit Boss treatment will close with a shoeshine, so please wear shineable shoes or wooden Dutch clogs to your appointment.
A luxuriant grooming experience fit for a mid-level, possibly mob-connected casino impresario makes for a great Valentine's Day gift. And if the man in your life still thinks a ponytail is a good look on him, it might be the perfect Valentine's Day gift for you, too.
Details named 316 Club one of the 10 Best Places in the Country to Sit Back and Let a Pro Shave You, ShermansTravel named it one of the Top 10 Guy Getaways in Chicago, and the New York Times featured it as a "me time" indulgence for men:
- …the atmosphere screams Rat Pack, with dark, sharp-edged furniture, a sound system playing vocal standards and a red-felt pool table for waiting customers. – Matt Villano, New York Times
- The 316 Club Barber Spa attracts guy’s guys with its players-club ambiance (free beer and wine, and a Vegas-style odds board). The "Pit Boss" package includes a massaging shampoo, haircut, hand massage and detail, five-step shave, and shoeshine, all for $95. – ShermansTravel
- This barber shop-slash-spa treats visitors to flat-screen entertainment and complimentary drinks along with a relaxing 45-minute shave that includes an after-shave mask to rejuvenate the skin and banish any lingering signs of a long night out. – Kayleen Schaefer, Details
- This is the only place I go when I am in town…I cringe when I have to get a cut and I'm not in town. I've been going here for 3 years and constantly get better cuts here…I only wish they could open more shops with this kind of service and attention to detail in the places I travel. – dcwaite, Google Maps
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