To be a gentleman, one must give up his sweater when a lady's shoulders get cold or shave off his face stubble and rubber cement it to her legs when she forgets to wear long pants. Prepare for a fairy-tale romance with today's Groupon: for $22, you get a Quinntessential shave ($40) and shoe shine ($5) at The Quinntessential Gentleman (a $45 total value), an upscale barbershop on South Calvert Street.
The Quinntessential Gentleman is a full-service handsome factory, specializing in traditional male grooming techniques and uncompromised repose. Sink into a sumptuous barber chair as a skilled whisker wielder spoon-feeds your face a fresh shave. The 45-minute Quinntessential shave starts with a serving of silky pre-shave oil and a hot lather, preparing the beard for the blade. Then, with precision and sensitivity, your barber will finely tune your finish using a super-sharp straight-razor baton. This process is repeated—the first time follows the grain of growth and the second time goes against it— ensuring a skin surface as smooth as a baby's butter stash. Premium after-shave and an ice-cold towel help soothe the freshly shaven skin and seal the pores, and then the whole service is finished with an extended face massage. So you don't leave with an unbalanced body and can admire your mug's reflection every time you look down, buff up your boots with a traditional shoe shine.
Channeling the enchantment of 18th- and 19th-century barber parlors, Quinntessential's luxurious grooming grounds are cushioned by other amenities, including a billiards room, putting green, coffee and espresso bar, and beverage reserve area where you can stow your sweetest spirits to sip each time you visit. Every service station is semi-private and equipped with its own TV, meaning you can secretly step away from your gentlemanliness and unwind with the gals on Dallas. Go online to schedule your appointment.