Modern males have approximately 60,000 thoughts per day, almost all of which revolve around whether a barbershop pole is peppermint or spearmint flavored. with today's Groupon: for $17, you get The Closest Shave Experience at Barbers of the Low Country in Bluffton, South Carolina (a $35 value).
Owned by father-and-son duo Lou and Brent, Barbers of the Low Country renders facial planes smooth with old-style straight-razor shaves and traditional grooming products. The Closest Shave Experience preps cheeks with preshaving oils and prerecorded locker-room pep talks before swaddling mugs in a steamy towel. A hot lather then covers stubbly thatches, and a straight razor deftly slices at beards, mustaches, and sideburns, leaving skin more touchable than a velvet synthesizer keyboard. To freshen up newly suave kissers, an application of after-shave lotion caps off the 30- to 60-minute treatment.