10 Spas to Maximize Your Manliness


By Justin Ocean

Coast to coast tune-ups just in time for spring.

?Whether you?re looking to start the new year off with a new you or you?re still hunting for a gift any man would enjoy, you can?t go wrong with these temples dedicated to the art of R&R.

The Ciel Spa, Beverly Hills
A facial, a shave, and a beer -- why, yes, we don?t mind if we do. The Well Kept Man package ($145; 2 hours) in the SLS Hotel?s in-house spa includes a 90-minute gentlemen?s facial to clean, purify and hydrate followed by a relaxing scalp massage and signature straight-razor hot towel shave. Features Cellular Intelligence products. 310-426-5560; CielAtSLS.com

>The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Orlando
Theme parks are rough, so pre-Disney or post-Universal -- or as a gift to the Gay Days lover on your list -- check into the Ritz for a men?s hot towel facial ($140; 50 minutes) that utilizes tea tree oil and clarifying cypress moisturizing serum, or an Ashiatsu massage ($205; 80 minutes) where trained therapists use their feet and plenty of peppermint oil to pummel chronic knots. A Macho, Macho Pedicure ($55) or MAN-icure ($35) are simple pleasures as well. 407-206-2400; RitzCarlton.com

>Browhaus, New York City
Bad tweeze jobs are a lot like porn: hard to describe but you know it when you see it. Leave your eyebrows or your bushy boyfriends? to the experts at this new depilation temple near Nolita. And we mean experts: technicians here get sent to Singapore to train for up to 8 weeks in the finer points of plucking, especially where men are concerned, as the line between perfect brow and perfect guido is all to close. Prices start at $15. Mention "Out" when you book and get 50% off a thread/tweeze until December 31. 212-431-1124; Browhaus-USA.com

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