Though the tone of human skin is primarily determined by its melanin levels, it can be enhanced through regular exfoliation and singing lessons. Strike a chord with your stratum corneum with today's Groupon: for $75, you get a 75-minute microdermabrasion treatment and purifying facial at Old South Barber Spa (a $150 value).
Belying its moniker, Old South Barber Spa is a modern facility where cutting-edge treatments dance hand in hand with the old-world charm and amenities of a Southern men's club. Male or female patrons can sip a complimentary beverage before beginning their facial-rejuvenation session, which will launch with a thorough analysis to determine a customized treatment plan. Next comes the microdermabrasion and purifying facial cocktail, featuring intensive yet noninvasive exfoliation known to combat an array of maladies, such as acne scarring and wrinkles. The 75-minute treatment leaves male or female mugs looking as healthy as orange juice and as fresh as a free-range, grass-fed orange. A shoulder and neck massage follows, as does a decadent facial mask.
Old South Barber Spa is located in a historic three-story home dating from 1794, with 3,000 square feet of space and private grooming areas. The pleasantly placid atmosphere surrounds visitors in a comforting blanket of rich mahogany, lavish furnishings, and original antique heart pine floors that evoke the drawing rooms of historic gentlemen’s clubs, outfitted with enough blazing hearths and writing desks to sate the appetite of an entire Sherlock Holmes blog collective.
- Unlike any spiral-post cuttery we’ve ever seen, this old-fashioned Mecca of barbershops offers a place where any old chump can leave feeling like a million bucks. – Olivia Gossett, Charleston City Paper
- The best part of this slow, relaxing approach to men’s style and grooming – evocative of an old world men’s club experience – is the way that it literally resets the day. – Jason A. Zwiker, Charlie
Old South Barber Spa
Belying its moniker, Old South Barber Spa is a modern facility where the charms and amenities of an old-fashioned southern men’s club are ladled into a historical home’s luxurious confines. The shop’s barbers carefully trim hairs and gently shave beards and necklines using hot lather, shave oils, and a straightedge razor; the way it was done in the good old days when all walks to school were uphill on sidewalks made of quicksand. Barbers also treat hands and feet with manicures and pedicures, and pores with facials designed to rejuvenate and brighten skin.
Old South Barber Spa’s pleasantly placid interior, located inside a 217-year-old home, surrounds visitors in a comforting blanket of rich mahogany, lavish furnishings, and original antique heart-pine floors that evoke the drawing rooms of historical gentlemen’s clubs. In addition to banishing split ends to exile in a dustpan, customers may partake in complimentary beverages and shoeshines, and top off their spa experience by visiting the cigar bar, which will also enhance their Groucho Marx impressions.
10 State St.
Charleston, South Carolina 29401Get Directions