A well-rounded grooming routine is the foundation of every man's style, and we're talking about more than just run-of-the-mill haircuts. Barbershops across the country have arguably never been more sophisticated, offering services such as warm towel shaves, facials, pedicures, and manicures (sometimes carefully masculinized as "handshake maintenance"). Grooming clubs go a step further and, for an annual fee, offer unlimited shaves, haircuts, and even a stiff drink while you're being pampered.
But membership is about more than just convenience or saving by buying in bulk. It's also about treatment. At most of these establishments, preferences are remembered, drinks are poured, and cuts are timely. In other words, they offer service that makes you look and feel like a million bucks.
Spiff in New York City
The proximity of Spiff to Grand Central Station makes this an accessible location for Midtown business-types as well as any guy in search of a grooming session before commuting home to Westchester. The shop's sleek, European design offers a more modern aesthetic than the traditional barbershop, but the clients don't come for the décor. Spiff has consistently been named one of the best shaves in New York City, and for $785 a year, you can be treated to gratis espresso or scotch while enjoying all the services you want. [212-983-3240, spiffnyc.com]