New York Magazine

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Best Manscaping

  • Craig P. Wern

    14 E. 4th St., 212-254-2371

    Manscaping—the meticulous shaving, clipping, and waxing of the male body—has only recently become a trend. But Craig Wern has been at it for fifteen years, and the fact that he’s, well, a guy significantly diminishes the embarrassment factor. Wern’s rosewood-paneled office looks more like a shrink’s office than a girlie salon, with Oriental carpets, Arts and Crafts–style furniture, and soft lighting. Each client has a thorough consultation before any work starts, and shaving is done dry, using disposable razors and a special Italian baby powder. Because many clients come before a date or other special occasion, Wern has a shower available to use after treatment. He charges by the hour, not by body part, which means the less hair you remove, the cheaper.

From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

Advertising
Order the Issue Today

Cover of New York Magazine's Best of New York issue

Order This Issue

Other Best Of Guides

Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.

Read More...