From shaving cream to serums, there’s a host of products to help you look and feel your best. Choosing the right ones can be a challenge, which is why we recommend checking out these specialty shops to purchase premier products from guys in the know.
The ME Grooming Lounge
Billed as “Vancouver’s premiere personal care and grooming lounge boutique for men,” you are guaranteed to find what you need here. Catch the game while you shop for everything from grooming tools to fragrances and hair supplements to toenail treatments. They even have sun care and dental hygiene products at this one-stop shop. And, if you opt for a service (such as a hot-towel straight razor shave), you can enjoy a complimentary Heineken.
Curious about a product? Ask the guys at Masc, who have tried everything, or check out the Masc Minute on YouTube, a series of more than 200 videos in which they educate consumers about products. You’re guaranteed to have an informative and un-intimidating experience at the spiffy Yaletown shop, and you’ll walk away with industry-award-winning products for your hair, body and face, and the confidence and knowledge to use them right.
As we reported in April, we are stoked on the new men’s line from this Vancouver-based, all-natural bath and beauty store. All of the products are handcrafted in small batches in the countryside of Israel, the founders’ homeland, and include healing minerals from the Dead Sea. Try the luxurious shaving products right in the middle of the shop in the communal stone sink.
This West End barbershop is a great place to grab everything you need for a perfect shave. The shop stocks blades, brushes and other accessories, as well as shaving lotions and potions from the world’s top brands. You can also pick up some tips from the barbers, who offer deluxe straight-razor shaves.
It’s not called skin care here; it’s “personal training” for your skin. The trainers at this shop will customize a routine for your individual skin using a combination of their namesake products. You can even buy a monthly membership for $500 and get 10 fitskin facials annually and a 10 percent discount on products.
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