Other options for a modern take on old-timey tradition
State Street Barbers
State Street Barbers started in Chicago. The premise? A high-end, manly-man, classic barbershop channeling a different era. They've since opened a South End location, which Details just named among the 16 best barbershops in America, citing master barbers and cuts ($37) that come with a shoulder massage, a shampoo and condition, a straight-razor neck shave, and a beverage.
1313 Washington St, Boston :: 617.753.9990 ::statestreetbarbers.com
Ball and Buck
The local menswear favorite now offers barber services, from a haircut ($38) to a beard trim ($14) to a men’s facial ($28), right in the store’s cozy back room. But for the full experience, try one of their packages, like the Presidential ($98), featuring a shampoo and haircut, a beard trim, a hot-towel shave, and a men’s facial, or the 9-5er ($48), a haircut and express shave. After you’re all cleaned up, you’ll look even better in their duck-camo bow tie.
144B Newbury St, Boston :: 617.262.1776 :: ballandbuck.com
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