- Martial Vivot
39 W. 54th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-956-2990
The former director of the men’s division at Paul Labrecque, Martial Vivot went on his own in 2008 with this devoted-to-men salon. Its sophisticated, neutral-toned interior and the bar with top-shelf liquors make it feel masculine and friendly but not overdesigned. There are basic services like manicures ($32), haircuts (from $125), and shaves (from $85), and more devoted groomers can get highlights (from $100) or a mint menthol scalp treatment (from $85).
Best Men's Salon
From the 2009 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).