Fix up, look sharp
More options than ever means your beau should be all good to go
A hot towel at the barber’s or a couple’s massage on holiday used to be the closest men got to a skin or spa treatment. Not anymore. About Face’s About Man clinic in Auckland includes a gentleman’s lounge to unwind with a whisky or beer before taking up treatments ranging from an express cleanse, scrub, and mask to advanced options to treat ageing, acne scarring, and sun damage.
Forme Spa promises some rock and roll in its new Men’s Work service menu, but the hot stone (rock) and bamboo (roll) massages aren’t music related: they are a highlight of the body treatments, alongside a dedicated Bacial (back facial). Deep cleansing facials, waxing, and tanning are also on the list at each of Forme’s spas nationwide.
Barkers are also interested in a head-to-toe solution to looking sharp. Get suited and booted and then top off the look with a fresh shave, beard trim, and haircut, thanks to the arrival of Groom Rooms (left) in selected stores.
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$26 beard oil, GET THE LOOK From left: Baxter of California Clay Effect Style Spray, $35, from Barkers. Clinique for Men Charcoal Face Wash, $46.Joico Power Gel, $27. Triumph & Disaster Shave Brush, $99, and Old Fashioned Shave Cream, $33.