Grooming the Groom

From hot lather shaves to scalp massages, Boston's high-end barbershops will treat your groom like a king.

Photo courtesy of Tweed Barbers of Boston

Photo courtesy of Tweed Barbers of Boston

Grooms deserve a cut above the rest. For that, turn to Boston’s high-end barbershops. Think: games of pool and flat screen TVs, all while your man awaits a hot lathered shave or heavenly scalp massage before his trim. Here’s a hat-trick of the best in town:

The urban gentleman wants for nothing at the Barbershop Lounge, a swanky men’s grooming lounge with an atmosphere reminiscent of a private gentleman’s club. No need to walk into a girly salon just to get your hair cut with some style. He can enjoy a complimentary beverage, shoot a game of pool, or check the scores on any one of their flat screens while waiting for a haircut, beard trim, or hot shave. The signature shave is perfect for king-for-a-day grooms, with hot towel, chamomile eye gel on the eye area, and a soothing eye massage.

The unabashedly masculine Roosters Men’s Grooming Center relies on modern men’s grooming techniques with classic barbershop elements, plus or minus a little golf advice tossed in for good measure. If your man just wants a close shave complete with hot towel, a brush of powder at the neck, and a splash of aftershave, they can do that to a T. But why not have him go all out with the 7-Step Facial Shave—a hot-towel prep with essential oils, a professional shave, deep cleansing, toning treatment, moisturizing, aftershave, and talc.

Working under the mantra that “fine grooming is timeless,” Tweed Barbers has been one of our favorites for their precision cuts and clean hot-towel shaves. Their signature straight-razor shave is done in the classic style with hot towels and dollops of warm water to make him the smoothest operator in town.

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