OPENINGS: Gentleman's Barber Spa (7.30.18)
There's a new groom in town. Opening this August, Gentleman's Barber Spa, located in Tribeca, is the neighborhood's newest go-to spot for men looking to keep their grooming in check. We spoke with Peter Palushi, Founder, Owner and Master Barber, to learn more about what you can expect...
Tell us about Gentleman's Barber Spa...
Imagine an exclusive club-like atmosphere where a man can indulge in the quiet luxury of a great haircut, a shave and the sense of serenity that provides a welcome interlude in our hectic lives. This is the founding idea behind Gentleman's Barber Spa, created by myself, formerly of London's prestigious Truefitt & Hill and New York's The Art of Shaving. We're honored to have clients who include New York professional athletes, celebrities, and other prominent New York residents who appreciate upscale service in an impeccable atmosphere.
What makes Gentleman's Barber Spa so unique?
Gentleman's Barber Spa is more than a barber shop; it's a relaxing, upscale atmosphere with a vintage level of design and service that leaves clients feeling like an old-school gentleman. That's
Why did you decide to open below Canal Street?
The current neighborhood is vibrant and exciting with all sorts of unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Below Canal Street is one of the most exclusive residential areas to live in NYC and offers a special opportunity for businesses by providing a clientele that brings together, Hollywood elites, corporate CEOs and high profile citizens.
What should locals know about Gentleman's Barber Spa?
Within it's first year of opening, the Westchester location won the prestigious Best of Westchester Award. Westchester Magazine gave Gentleman's Barber Spa the Award for "Best Barbering Experience".
Our upscale services filled a need that was lacking for men's grooming - a higher level of service and atmosphere than a barber shop, but without the fussiness of a men's salon. The concept is something that will be a great addition to Tribeca.
What's coming up for Gentleman's Barber Spa in 2018?
The big news is we're opening a new location on the corner Church & Thomas in August- we're very excited to bring our award-winning brand to Tribeca. Also - our own line of fine men's grooming products, Gentleman's Hair Products, is available at our shops. But it's also now available online on Amazon.com. Prime members get free shipping on all Gentleman's products.
What are your favorite services at Gentleman's Barber Spa?
Gentleman’s Cut & Royal Shave - Tailored cut (scissors or clippers) with a neck straight razor finish. The Royal Shave includes a hot towel wrap, pre-shave oil, warm lather shaving cream, straight razor shave - starting with the grain and then against it to get the closest possible shave. Finishing with a face mask that will rehydrate your skin and a mini shoulder massage. This service uses products from The Art of Shaving. Service is 60 min.
If you're just looking for a great, relaxing shave, our Hot Lather Shave is extremely popular as well: Includes a hot towel wrap, pre-shave oil, warm lather shaving cream, and aftershave balm. The face is shaved with a straight razor, using a disposable blade. This service uses products from The Art of Shaving. Service is 30 min.
And we can't forget our renowned beard trims!
What are your favorite local spots as you explore the neighborhood?
There are so many great spots to visit. Whether it's a restaurant like The Odeon or a small boutique shop like Steven Alan, these spots are always here to please. Another local favorite is Arcade Bakery, which offers the best breakfast pastries around.