Like Samson's, a man's physical strength is directly proportional to the length of his hair, which is why The Beatles spent most of the 1960s crushing classical marble busts with their bare hands. Trade some strength for a new look with today's Groupon: for $30, you get an old-fashioned blade shave (a $40 value) and stimulating scalp massage (a $22 value) at Old South Barber Spa on State Street (a $62 total value).
Belying its moniker, Old South Barber Spa is a modern facility where the charms and amenities of an Old World Southern men’s club are ladled into a historic home’s luxurious confines. Wrangle in a wild beard with an old-fashioned blade shave, performed by a steady-handed staff member. The barber begins by bathing bristles in high-quality shaving oils before readying skin with a hot-towel mask and thick coat of lather. Nix neck stubble with the help of a double-close, straight-edge razor shave, after which skin sips up a soothing after-shave mask that leaves it refreshed, hydrated, and smoother than a debonair seal. An additional stimulating scalp massage indulges patrons with 15 minutes of neck and scalp pampering for body toppers overworked from pondering life’s mysteries, such as why so many pigeons want to talk about westward expansion. Customers also have access to complimentary beverages and shoe shines, as well as cigars available for purchase.
Old South Barber Spa is located in a historic three-story home dating from 1794, with a spacious layout 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. Surround yourself in posh décor before strutting out with a newly smooth face.
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 29401