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With today’s Groupon, $40 gets you $80 worth of men’s spa and barber services at The Grooming Lounge, located at 1745 L St., NW and at Tysons Galleria at International Dr. in McLean. Apply your $80 Groupon toward any combination of the following services: hot shave ($50), haircut ($50 and up), or business manicure ($30 value). If you’re fed up with your boyfriend’s neckbeard, buy him this Groupon; he’ll thank you while he’s thumbing through GQ or Rolling Stone, listening to the soothing sounds of ESPN, and sipping a complimentary espresso or martini in the chrome and wood interior of the dude-liest spa in DC.
The Grooming Lounge started as an online store for top-notch men’s grooming gear. When Playboy wrote them up, business got a boost, and the Lounge opened a spa catering to “the embarrassed male”—that’s the guy who wants a damn good shave and haircut, but not from some salon lady who smells like lavender and ranch dressing. Although the signature service of The Grooming Lounge—a shave with a triple-blade razor and foaming lather—will make your chin smoother than a flower petal, it won’t smell like one.
The Grooming Lounge was rated the Best Barbershop in the “Best of D.C. 2009” issue of the Washington City Paper. The Washington Post said, “The Grooming Lounge caters to guys who want to tackle unmentionable stuff like nose hair or eye bags without entering a woman’s salon or approaching a brightly lit counter at Bloomingdale’s…the interior is wood and chrome, creating a clubby masculine feel.”
Yelpers give The Grooming Lounge four stars:
- A spa for men – really! Haircuts… a professional shave – it takes about 40 minutes – massage… you walk in and they’ll give you a beer… – Christopher D.
- I would highly recommend this place. – Alex H.
- This place is everything you would imagine. It is a retro modern full service salon that makes you feel like James Bond. Finally a place that men can go for these types of things without dealing with all the cheap wine, estrogen, and chatty women around. – Zack F.