Male Friendly Spas in NJ & NYC


Because guys deserve to be pampered too.

By Sarah Emily Gilbert

Spa days shouldn’t be a female-only experience. While treatments like facials and pedicures typically fall into the “female sphere,” men deserve to be primped and primed just as much as the ladies. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make men feel more comfortable about entering a spa that’s likely full of women (and decidedly feminine in its décor or services). Luckily, there are spas that are breaking the barrier with male-friendly treatments. Below, we highlight spas that are making massages macho and putting the “man” in manicure.

Alora Ambiance Spa

109 Cornelia Street, Boonton, NJ

This north Jersey spa has an entire “Men’s Menu” of services. They range from the $90 Gentlemen’s Facial to the $140 Mr. Peel Microdermabrasion, which helps lessen the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

Mandarin Oriental Spa

80 Columbus Circle, NYC

This five-star hotel offers a 50-minute Gentleman’s Facial. Aestheticians use an enzyme peel that contains natural fruit acids that freshen skin and reduce wrinkles. The treatment includes a neck and shoulder massage and costs $230 Monday-Wednesday and $245 Thursday-Sunday.

Kiehl’s Barber Shop

678 Ninth Avenue, NYC

In true “guy” fashion, this upscale barbershop in Hells Kitchen accepts appointments and walk-ins.   The Kiehl’s franchise offers services like the Re-energizing Facial Masque for $15 or the Haircut and White Eagle Shave for $75 that uses White Eagle shave cream spiked with Menthol and Camphor. Men looking for a more traditional barbershop service should look into their mustache or neck trim for just $10.

Depasquale the Spa

Powder Mill Plaza, Route 10 East 4, Gibraltar Drive, Morris Plains, NJ

Depasquale has a myriad of salon, spa, waxing, and threading services designed for men. All spa treatments – like their Deep Tissue Massage starting at $122 – include the use of their locker room, steam showers, and lounge that are designed specifically for men. Salon treatments include the $30 “Reshade for Men,” that provides a natural-looking rinse of color to men who are going grey.

John Allan's Premiere Men's Grooming Clubs

Find all NYC locations here

Fashioned after an exclusive club where men can kick back with a cold drink while getting a new hairstyle, John Allan’s caters to the modern man. Built on John Allan’s desire to help men refine their style while enjoying male camaraderie, he’s revolutionized men’s grooming. The result is an old school-style NYC barbershop with high-end touches. For $75, men can enjoy the Signature Full Service: a scalp massage, shampoo, conditioning treatment, hot towel, haircut, manicure, and shoeshine.

Mortal Man Spa

257 W 39th Street, NY

With witty names to their services like the “Your Daddy” back, shoulder, ear, nose, and brow wax for $115, Mortal Man Spa immediately creates a relaxed environment for men. The no-frills spa offers unique treatments like “The Bon,” a 60-minute facial, ionic detoxifying footbath, and ear candling treatment for $220.

Why Not Men’s Spa

174 West 4th Street, NY

True to its name, this West Village spa understands the plight of men in spas.

Their pro-male menu includes the 90-minute “Why Not Body Treatment” for $155. This is a reasonable price for a soak in a tub of detoxifying salt and Yon-ka Phyto-Bain, an exfoliation, bucket poured rinse, body mask, and finally, a scalp and back rub.