Dad is a dapper dude. But looking so awesome doesn’t just happen. It requires a regular personal care regime of cutting, cleaning, hydrating and relaxifying (yep, that’s right, relaxifying). This Father’s Day, get him a gift that won’t just end up in the back of his closet or the bottom of his desk drawer…
Mankind Grooming Studio for Men | 477 Richmond Street West, Suite 103
Fortunately, thanks in large part to places like this, manicures, pedicures and waxing are no longer only for the ladies. As amusingly masculine a place as possible, service offerings include The Gandalf (a little trim off your stash and/or beard), Dye Hard (complete colour, highlights or lowlights) and Saving Face (a custom facial for your skin type). For a full day of manpering, opt for the Leader of the Pack, a package that’ll leave him feeling (and looking) like a million bucks.
Monsieur Barber Shop & Spa | 415 Bloor St. W.
A man cave spa of sorts boasting plush barber chairs, a big screen TV and a fireplace, this is where modern day Don Drapers come to get groomed. The perfect mix of antique and contemporary (one can’t help but admire the owners’ attention to the smallest of details), it’s where patrons get old-school treatments like hot lather shaves with straight razors, or take advantage of newer treatments like threading, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and even acupuncture.
The Men’s PowerSpa | 14 Duncan Street
Offering advanced skin and body care services by skilled estheticians and registered massage therapists committed to helping active, urban men look and feel their best, this is another excellent option. Treatments include everything from warm stone massages to exfoliating body treatments, all in an environment free of feminine frills. Go with a gift card and select one of three packs (express, discovery, power) or custom design your own.