The best salons for men in New York

Forget Supercuts—get a cut or shave with a side of whiskey or beer at these top-notch salons for men

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Listen up, fellas: If you think grooming is just another errand, then you’ve never experienced a cut from one of these dude-friendly salons. From trendy styling to close shaves or finding a great spa in NYC, color treatments and more, we’ve mapped out the best salons for men in New York. So sit back, relax and get pampered—without sacrificing your masculinity. And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to sit in a leather chair, sip whiskey or one of New York's best beers while a stylist buzzes and coifs your mop into that perfect, seemingly effortless style.

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Best salons for men in New York

Adrian Fanus Grooming

For several years, affable St. Lucia native Adrian Fanus has been running this stylish, modern space on the top floor of a Clinton Hill apartment building. His no-fuss treatments cater to a mostly male clientele (Fanus counts pro ballers Grant Hill and Nate Robinson as regulars) and include haircuts with a shampoo and condition ($40), hot shaves using Art of Shaving products ($45), facials incorporating Kiehl's moisturizers ($40), manicures ($20) and pedicures ($30). Before services, patrons can relax by sipping a complimentary glass of vino and watching a game on a flatscreen TV in the comfy back lounge—you can even request a Pandora playlist to listen to during the treatment.

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Fleischman, A Men’s Salon

Specifically designed with men in mind, this speakeasyesque salon keeps it simple: All appointments include a haircut, scalp massage and shampoo and a hot towel ($75–$115). The staff is small—and entirely female—with just three stylists at a time. And the salon is tiny too, so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle that normally plagues large salons. Sit back, relax and don’t forget to grab yourself a cold (free!) beer from the fridge.

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Midtown East

Freemans Sporting Club

This tiny yet bustling gentlemen's haven is hidden in the back of refined clothing shop Freeman's Sporting Club. Outfitted with four stations, the minimalist spot is somewhat cramped, but the payoff—retro snips ($40) and expert old-fashioned shaves ($40)—is worth the lack of elbowroom. All services are done on a walk-in basis, so that means you never have to plan ahead. Ask for Ivan Ferdinand, who keeps the conversation alive with nary an awkward silence. And afterward, hit the apothecary-style boutique, which stocks elegant grooming products such as Marvis Italian toothpaste ($9 for 2.5 oz.) and Dr. Harris shaving creams ($18–$29).

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Lower East Side

John Allan's

With a billiards lounge, clubroom, cafe and a revolving collection of art, you'll find plenty of gentlemanly things to do at this men's salon. In fact, it kind of feels like a private men’s club: Memberships can be bought for $850 and that includes all full-service visits for one year, and more. What's in a full-service treatment? A shampoo, scalp massage, conditioning treatment, hot towel, haircut, manicure, shoeshine and drink. Nonmembers can get the same rigmarole for $72 per visit (but after 11 visits, a membership pays for itself). Additional services like hair coloring, facials and massages can all be purchased a la carte.

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Midtown East

Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes

Martial Vivot's namesake salon resembles an intimate cocktail hour more than a conventional barbershop: The waiting room is highlighted by exposed brick, a flat-screen TV and a silver tray offering the finest top-shelf liquors, and just past the trio of partitioned styling stations sits a chic backyard. The haircuts are brisk, precise, and punctuated by rigorous shampooing and an elaborate manicure. Customers can choose between a cut by the master himself ($320) or a more wallet-friendly one by another stylist ($125–$215).

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Midtown West

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Placing equal emphasis on quality service and vintage decor, this pair of retro Brooklyn barbershops is leagues above your usual hipster haircut spot. Like its sister salon in Williamsburg, the original offers you complimentary old-fashioned fizzy sodas and Brooklyn Lagers while you wait. And whether you opt for a simple buzz cut ($25), a mere cleanup ($22) or something a bit more complicated cut-wise ($42), the hairstylists on staff have your head covered. But we suggest the combo platter ($78), a shave-and-a-haircut duo designed to help you keep a clean look that's reasonably priced but still timelessly handsome.

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Williamsburg

Takamichi Hair

Lots of women come here, but the men come in droves for the salon's signature perfect-yet-messy look. The stylists cut based on your lifestyle (i.e., how much/little time you're willing to spend on your hair) verses the latest trends in your favorite men’s fashion magazine. This way, you'll be able to re-create that just-left-the-salon look at home. Cuts range from $85 to $200.

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Lower East Side

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