Before the invention of scissors, hair could only be shortened via naturally occurring escalator snags and inevitable bonfire curiosity. Snip strands the newfangled way with today’s Groupon to Hero Barbershop in Newtown. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a men’s haircut package (a $35 value), which includes:
- A haircut by a master barber
- A hot-towel shave
- A five-minute back massage
- A complimentary beer, bottled water, tea, or coffee
- For $35, you get a 60-minute Swedish massage (a $70 value). <p>
Inside Hero’s vintage-inspired studio furnished with barbershop poles and fine-wood finishes, visitors recline in cushy chairs as master barbers abbreviate their overgrown manes. After the scissor-wielders lop off excess fringe, they tame unwieldy mutton chops and misguidedly superglued prop mustaches with a hot-towel shave. A five-minute chair massage then lifts aches from anxious backs and shoulders. Those seeking extended relaxation can opt for the 60-minute Swedish massage, wherein an experienced therapist performs long, smooth strokes along tense musculature to improve circulation, loosen stiff muscles, and target strains caused by dramatic full-body yawns. While waiting for their appointments, gentlemen can sip on a beverage of their choice, flip through magazines, or direct their eyes toward a glowing flat-screen TV.
More than 60 salon pros and their talented apprentices strive to perfect the art of hairdressing at Ricci’s Academy, and the salon-academy has been in business for more than 60 years. Under the guidance of skilled teachers, each with at least 13 years of experience, new-generation tress tamers snip strands to achieve clients' requested looks, from chin-length bobs to the multiterm shoulder-length layers made famous by FDR. A barbering program ensures scissor wielders can also trim with razors to keep men's cuts straight and neat.