Beauty LabOctober 1, 2009 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
A range of products that caught our eye this month
EMERGE MEN'S CLUB
Set on its own floor of Emerge Spa and Salon on Boston's fashionable Newbury Street, Emerge Men's Club is a private day spa with an unabashedly masculine environment. Mahogany walls, large treatment rooms, and private shower and locker facilities set the scene for the ultimate indulgence for men, while a well-appointed lounge with a flat-screen TV and Internet access ensure comfort and relaxation.
The spa menu has everything from hair and scalp services and shave options to sports pedicures and aromatherapy skin treatments. One signature treatment is the Gentlemen's Kur, which consists of a brisk salt and eucalyptus oil exfoliation followed by a eucalyptus herbal bath and relaxing massage to leave the body completely revitalized.
HE'S NOT HERE BARBERSPA FOR MEN
Myrtle Beach, SC
Opened in 2004 by Gordon and Patty Hirsch, He's Not Here BarberSpa for Men is Myrtle Beach, SC's first and only spa and salon designed specifically for men. The 2,000-square-foot space includes four barber stations, three massage rooms, a private manicure and pedicure room, a Vichy shower treatment room and a locker room. The decor is traditional, with touches of mahogany, leather and polished stone. "He's Not Here is a unique blending of yesterday's corner barbershop with today's finest massage and spa services," Gordon says. "We're an uncommon hideaway devoted to making a man look and feel his very best—a fun, refreshing place where men gather in comfort to enjoy the restorative benefits of caring for themselves in style."
While He's Not Here has a loyal local following, they also attract many out-of-towners who are in Myrtle Beach for the area's renowned golf courses. To that end, they offer services like the Zone Massage, a targeted deep-tissue massage for aching shoulders, lower back and other muscles strained while hitting the links, and the Back Facial, which aims to correct damage done by sweating on the greens.
He's Not Here's retail area features products from Paul Mitchell, American Crew and Truefitt & Hill.
MARTIAL VIVOT SALON POUR HOMMES
New York City
When he opened Martial Vivot Salon Pour Hommes in July 2008, celebrated men's stylist Martial Vivot—a '90s pioneer of what would eventually become known as the metrosexual approach to men's grooming— wanted to provide male clients with the same world-class stylists and caliber of service that women enjoy at Manhattan's luxury unisex salons. His high-end salon uses natural elements of metal, wood and steel to create an oasis of masculine sophistication for modern, style-savvy, successful men.
Along with cutting and coloring services by some of the city's top male grooming experts, the salon offers face and head shaves, beard trims, brow tweezing, pampering manicures and pedicures and shoe shines. Martial Vivot also offers comprehensive wellness and style services by former Chanel ready-to-wear executive Elisa Niemtzow, so that every aspect of a male's image and well-being is addressed.