Before battle, samurai warriors gently exfoliated and deeply cleansed their pores so they could slay foes with one sexy glance. Become an aesthetic warrior with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 toward your choice of one men's massage, facial, manicure, foot treatment, or waxing service at The Grooming Lounge. Choose to redeem your Groupon at either location, on L Street or at Tysons Galleria in McLean, Virginia. This deal expires three months from today, so be sure to book your appointment as quickly as possible.
The Grooming Lounge specializes in man-centered pampering and primping, with a bevy of spa services to choose from. Relieve stressed-out stompers with a foot treatment ($55), which includes dead-skin exfoliation, a foot massage, and a nail trim for the eagle claws. A GL signature manicure ($50) dips hands in paraffin, refreshes palms and knuckle flesh with a mask, exfoliates dead skin, and massages the whole kit and caboodle. Opt for a thorough kneading with a deep-tissue, sports, or Swedish massage ($100), or the Golf Massage ($110), which focuses specifically on muscle groups used in smooth golf swings and even smoother golf tantrums. Wax the back or chest ($70) for underground weightlifting competitions, or recover from a recent sliming with a quick-fix facial ($50). If you’re interested in a treatment that costs more than $50, you'll have to pay the difference.
The Grooming Lounge started as an online store for top-notch men's grooming gear and opened a spa catering to "the embarrassed male"—that's the guy who wants a good old-fashioned spa visit, but not from some salon lady who smells like lavender and ranch dressing. Guys will enjoy the floral-free spasperience while 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 a dude-spa.
The Washington Post says:
- 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. – Thomas Heath, Washington Post
Yelpers give The Grooming Lounge four stars:
- So why is it that only women can spoil themselves? Grooming Lounge probably asked the same question to hook up us men with everything we desire to keep ourselves looking well kept. – Nihar S., Yelp
- 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., Yelp
- …I left GL with a natural buzz and a feeling of relaxation. I totally recommend this place for all guys that need a place to get cleaned up and feel good. – Rudy M., Yelp