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When it comes to some pre-wedding R&R, why should the ladies get to have all the fun? Gentlemen, round up the troops and head to one of these fine men's grooming establishments. Those nerves are probably shaky enough already, so no need to risk an unsteady hand when shaving on your wedding day. From non-flowery facials to expert shaves, these seven barbershops and spas will have you looking (and feeling) like James Bond.


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1. The Art of Shaving

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139 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 239-7261
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Stop by the Newbury Street outpost of this popular national luxury brand (owned by shaving giant Gillette) for its old-timey barbershop experience. Signature shaves runs between $35 and $55, while haircut and shave combos are a bit steeper in price, though still competitive. Added bonus: Walk out with all the necessary accoutrement to help maintain your look at home.

2. Ball and Buck

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144 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-1776
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Men's retailer Ball and Buck pulls from its Americana man cave allure with a one-chair, one-man barbershop, tucked away at the back of the store. Dwayne will be sure to craft the pompadour and sculpt the beard of your outdoorsman dreams. A cut and hot shave start around $50, with packages running up to $100 and an a la carte menu for quick trims.

3. Barbershop Lounge

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245 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 450-0021
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Further down Newbury Street, Barbershop Lounge offers the experience its name signals—a private gentleman's club ambiance with dark wood and tufted red accents to complement cuts ($50), shaves ($35-$45), and color ($50). Play a game of pool while you wait or peruse its own line of flake-free styling gel and clarifying shampoo.

4. G2O Spa & Salon

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278 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-2220
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This leading Boston spa emporium occupies a newly renovated five story, double-width brownstone space with a green design—setting the stage for a top notch relaxation experience with all the bells and whistles. A 60-minute signature men's facial caters to male-specific skincare needs ($115) while a "Back Facial" focused on your back and upper shoulders ($125) might be appreciative pre-tropical honeymoon.

5. Roosters

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518 Tremont Street #1
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 305-3106
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Roosters is another national brand promoting the barbershop of yesteryear, focusing primarily on hair for men of all ages with select shave, trim, and color services (including one to "Take 10 years off in 10 minutes"). Pricing is rather affordable (the signature cut runs $38) and $30 cuts are offered for military, police, fire, EMS, and guys under 12 years of age.

6. Skoah Boston

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641A Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 350-4930
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Think of this Canadian spa brand as an oasis for fresh, men's pampering. Nothing smells overly girly and the decor is crisp and clean. Try out the Mancial ($85) for a facial that includes a neck and beard treatment to remedy shaving irritation as well as a powerful peppermint-infused exfoliating foot treatment.

7. Tweed Barbers of Boston

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1313 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 753-9990
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Tweed is more than just a neighborhood barber—it's an award winning shop manned by a team of nearly ten master barbers. Its $37 cut comes with a complimentary neck shave, beverage, and shoulder massage, while a hot lather shave (also $37, or $65 combined with a cut) uses a traditional straight razor technique.

1. The Art of Shaving

139 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Stop by the Newbury Street outpost of this popular national luxury brand (owned by shaving giant Gillette) for its old-timey barbershop experience. Signature shaves runs between $35 and $55, while haircut and shave combos are a bit steeper in price, though still competitive. Added bonus: Walk out with all the necessary accoutrement to help maintain your look at home.
139 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

2. Ball and Buck

144 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Men's retailer Ball and Buck pulls from its Americana man cave allure with a one-chair, one-man barbershop, tucked away at the back of the store. Dwayne will be sure to craft the pompadour and sculpt the beard of your outdoorsman dreams. A cut and hot shave start around $50, with packages running up to $100 and an a la carte menu for quick trims.
144 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

3. Barbershop Lounge

245 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Further down Newbury Street, Barbershop Lounge offers the experience its name signals—a private gentleman's club ambiance with dark wood and tufted red accents to complement cuts ($50), shaves ($35-$45), and color ($50). Play a game of pool while you wait or peruse its own line of flake-free styling gel and clarifying shampoo.
245 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. G2O Spa & Salon

278 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
This leading Boston spa emporium occupies a newly renovated five story, double-width brownstone space with a green design—setting the stage for a top notch relaxation experience with all the bells and whistles. A 60-minute signature men's facial caters to male-specific skincare needs ($115) while a "Back Facial" focused on your back and upper shoulders ($125) might be appreciative pre-tropical honeymoon.
278 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. Roosters

518 Tremont Street #1, Boston, MA 02116
Roosters is another national brand promoting the barbershop of yesteryear, focusing primarily on hair for men of all ages with select shave, trim, and color services (including one to "Take 10 years off in 10 minutes"). Pricing is rather affordable (the signature cut runs $38) and $30 cuts are offered for military, police, fire, EMS, and guys under 12 years of age.
518 Tremont Street #1
Boston, MA 02116

6. Skoah Boston

641A Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
Think of this Canadian spa brand as an oasis for fresh, men's pampering. Nothing smells overly girly and the decor is crisp and clean. Try out the Mancial ($85) for a facial that includes a neck and beard treatment to remedy shaving irritation as well as a powerful peppermint-infused exfoliating foot treatment.
641A Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

7. Tweed Barbers of Boston

1313 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
Tweed is more than just a neighborhood barber—it's an award winning shop manned by a team of nearly ten master barbers. Its $37 cut comes with a complimentary neck shave, beverage, and shoulder massage, while a hot lather shave (also $37, or $65 combined with a cut) uses a traditional straight razor technique.
1313 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118