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Dad Can Be Pampered, Too

This Father’s Day, book him an upscale straight-edge shave or spa treatment at one of these six local spots.


The Blind Barber  

The Blind Barber
339 E. 10th St., nr. Ave. B; 212-228-2123
Boozy and practical: All services here, including the $50 shave, include a complimentary drink. (Owner Adam Krischenbaum says that Old-Fashioneds and the jalapeño-spiked Smoke 'n' Dagger are two of the most popular picks.) You can also get him some of the shop’s best-selling hop-infused (yes, as in beer) 90 Proof Hair Pomade ($18), which thickens and holds with a matte finish. And if dad likes to party, the cocktail lounge stays open after the barbers leave at 9.

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

Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa
171 E. 65th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-988-7816
The full-service salon is offering three packages especially for Father’s Day. The “Happy Daddy” includes a 60-minute massage and a no-polish sports manicure and pedicure for $200. Even more luxurious is the $250 “Pampered Pop,” which gives him a shave, an aromatherapy scalp treatment, a 60-minute massage, and a sports manicure. Sons can join in, too: The $380 “Father & Son” package pairs shaves, sports manicures, and aromatherapy scalp treatments.

Tomcats Barbershop
135 India St., nr. Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn; 718-349-9666
A haircut and a hot shave run $30 apiece at this vintage-y barber shop that’s known for retro haircuts like pompadours and bouffants.The owners previously owned a motorcycle shop; accordingly, clients will often see Harleys parked outside. The industrial-style space is centered around eight leather chairs from the 1920s that sit on black-and-white checkered flooring.

Truman’s Gentlemen’s Groomers
120 E. 56th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-759-5015
This men-only salon is offering a “Father’s (and son) Day” special on Saturday, June 20 for 20 percent off two haircuts, which normally cost $75 each. Or for a top-shelf, all-afternoon grooming experience, give dad the luxe “Total Package” for $245. The two-hour session includes a consultation, hair wash with a scalp massage, a hot lather straight-edge shave, haircut, manicure, shoe shine, and 60-minute massage. (A variety of other gift packages including massages, shoe shines, and manicures are also available, starting at $80.)

Caudalíe Vinothérapie Spa 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 its therapeutic grape seeds, skins, and stems directly from Bordeaux. Athletically inclined dads will enjoy the personalized “Sports Massage,” which is ideal for targeting leg and back muscles (starting at $205). Further relaxation can be found with the “Stone Therapy Massage” (starting at $205), in which estheticians soothe tight areas with hot basalt stones. Or add a reflexology treatment, which runs $120 for 30 minutes.


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