Shaggy hair can box guys into a corner in the job market, and scruffy beards can sand the face off a significant other. Today's Groupon saves another's face-skin: for $38, you get a straight-razor shave and a 4-ounce supply of OM lye-free shaving cream at Uomo Modern Barber (a $77.18 value).
Uomo Modern Barber owner Steve Bailey combines the old-fashioned comforts of the barbershop with modern methods by styling men's coifs and performing sleek straight-razor shaves. The relaxing procedure begins with a soothing hot-towel treatment before an experienced barber practices a time-tested and perfected shave process using the house line of shave creams and products. With a clean, disposable razor, the straight-razor regimen accomplishes a shave that appears as close as BFFs wearing the same friendship bracelet. A cold-towel treatment caps the spruce-up, along with a face and shoulder massage followed by an aromatic, rich cup of gourmet Italian espresso. Patrons exit the barbershop with their own 4-ounce supply of OM lye-free shaving cream and a face that feels fresher than after nuzzling a rose bush.
1510 Haultain St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 2K2