Boston Common Magazine: The Boston Locales Every Guy Should Visit for His Grooming Needs

October 1, 2017

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Makeovers aren’t just for women–they’re for real men. Who says chivalry is dead? Not Chivalry Grooming Parlour and Bella Santé spa, whose missions are to buff and polish the male specimen into modern day Greek gods. Old fashioned razor shaves, pain-free wax sessions and luxe facials are just some of the treatments Boston’s he-men can count on.



Chivalry Grooming Parlour

Tucked away inside Mr. Sid, a ne men’s clothing boutique, the sta of Chivalry Grooming Parlour is pampering their clients with hot towels and close shaves. “One thing about a Chivalry haircut is that you get your own time, your own personal time with your barber,” says General Manager Alton Edwards. “We want to make sure every haircut is perfect. We want to make sure the client is totally happy.” Using a steam machine, hot towels and shaving cream made while you’re in the chair, Edwards gives close shaves that are often followed by a facial. “We use Eminence [Organic Skin Care] for the facials, more for the whole sensory experience,” says Courtney Tritta, Chivalry’s master esthetician. “When you come in for a service, you’re getting that one-on-one with your technician, your barber, your esthetician. After all, it’s your time, You’re paying to be here. It’s all about you.” Services from $8, 1211 Centre St., Newton Centre, 617.916.2948,



Bella Santé

Don’t let the lavender throw you, guys. You will smell the ower when you enter Bella Santé spa, but its purpose is solely to promote relaxation, not challenge your manly nature. “We are here to provide an escape from the day-to-day, and really bring you to a place where you can recharge your batteries,” says Cara Brackman, the corporate esthetics director. e spa oers the male client specic cleansing and rejuvenating treatments like a HydraFacial and Himalayan sea salt massage. A particular specialty are hair removal sessions, which use hard and soft waxes that won’t leave your skin stinging. “[Hard wax] tightly wraps the hair but doesn’t attach to the skin as much, so it’s safer for sensitive areas like that,” says Brackman. “Both of our formulas are great for all skin types.” Services from $27, 38 Newbury St., 617.424.9930,



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