The 2015 Father’s Day Guide – Hairdressers and spas –


The blind barber

(Photo: Courtesy of The Blind Barber)

The blind barber
339 E. 10th St., nr. Avenue B; 212-228-2123
Boozy and Convenient: All services here, including the $ 50 shave, include a free drink. (Owner Adam Krischenbaum says Old-Fashioneds and Jalapeño-tipped Smoke ‘n’ Dagger are two of the more popular choices.) You can also get him some of the store’s best-selling hop infusions (yes, like in beer) 90 Proof Hair Pomade ($ 18), which thickens and holds with a matte finish. And if dad likes to party, the cocktail bar stays open after the barbers leave at 9am.

Sharps Barber and Shop at Parker Meridien
119 W. 56th St., nr. Sixth Avenue; 212-557-4400
Tucked away in the lobby of Le Parker Meridien, the London-based brand’s only New York location is offering an old-fashioned “Sharps Straight Razor Shave” for $ 40. It’s a full 30 minute treatment with repeated applications of steamed towels and warm shaving cream, finished with cool towels and Sharps Kid Glove Moisturizing Gel ($ 8 and a nice gift). Vintage Koken barber chairs in black leather and 20th century steel sinks add to the classic vibe.

Salon & Spa Paul Labrecque
171 E. 65th St., nr. Third avenue; 212-988-7816
The full-service lounge offers three packages specifically for Father’s Day. The Happy Daddy Includes a 60-minute massage and a non-varnish sports manicure and pedicure for $ 200. Even more luxurious is the $ 250 ?? Pampered Pop, ?? which offers him a shave, an aromatherapy scalp treatment, a 60-minute massage and a sports manicure. Sons can also participate: The $ 380 ?? Father & Son ?? package combines shaving, sports manicure and aromatherapy scalp treatments.

Hairdressing salon Tomcats
135 India Street, nr. Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-349-9666
A haircut and hot shave cost $ 30 each at this vintage barber shop that’s known for their retro hairstyles like pompadours and bouffants. The owners previously owned a motorcycle shop; therefore, customers will often see Harleys parked outside. The industrial-style space is centered around eight 1920s leather chairs that sit on a black-and-white checkerboard floor.

Groomers for men Truman’s
120 E. 56th St., nr. Lexington Avenue; 212-759-5015
This men’s lounge offers a Father’s (and Son’s) Day ?? special on Saturday June 20 for 20% off two haircuts, which normally cost $ 75 each. Or for a premium grooming experience all afternoon, treat Dad to the luxury ?? Total Package ?? for $ 245. The two-hour session includes a consultation, hair wash with scalp massage, straight shave with hot foam, haircut, manicure, shoe polish and a 60-minute massage. (A variety of other gift packages including massages, shoe polishes, and manicures are also available, starting at $ 80.)

Spa Caudalie Vinotherapy at the Plaza
1 W. 58th St., 4th fl., At Fifth Ave .; 212-265-3182
Nestled in the Plaza Hotel, this tony wine spa sources therapeutic seeds, skins and grape stems directly from Bordeaux. Sports dads will appreciate the personalized sports massage ?? which is great for targeting leg and back muscles (starting at $ 205). More relaxation can be found with the ?? Stone Therapy Massage ?? (from $ 205), in which beauticians soothe tight areas with warm basalt stones. Or add a reflexology treatment, which costs $ 120 for 30 minutes.

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