Men always meet in secret when taking care of their most manly business, like plotting mafia assassinations, or planning coups d'etat, or...getting their hair just right before coaching Super Bowl XXVII! Take care of your grooming needs in masculine seclusion, at the private room at Salon Lucien.
Lucien's a stylish Preston Center unisex salon largely staffed by talented exiles from NorthPark's once-vaunted, now-defunct Richard Hayler; the digs include a curtained-off loft that can only be accessed by request -- a private room that, because women like being seen getting their hair done, has turned into a de facto man-salon. Equipped with its own massage chair, head-washing basin, and everything else required for cloistered full service, the room offers basic cuts, plus a full range of useful treatments that might otherwise prove shaming, from dandruff-preventing eucalyptus & jasmine head Shiatsu, to the Brazilian Blowout, which has nothing to do with your balls, and everything to do with straightening out horrendous cowlicks, which also hopefully has nothing to do with your balls. Barber services like straight-razor shaves are on the way; to further testosterize the affair, you've got your choice of wine, champagne, or, if you actually belong in this room, a giant stein of beer, most likely served by a not-unattractive staffer who moonlights as an Idle Rich bartender -- if your face is getting worked on, they'll also provide a straw, because what's more manly than that???
Through September, say "Thrillist" at Lucien (in advance or as a walk-up) to score a normally $100+ deal for just $44: a shampoo, cut, and, if you want it, tint treatment, which also includes facial hair -- but absolutely not the area around your Johnson.
Published: August 26, 2010 at 4:00am EDT
8411 Preston Road Suite 102
Dallas, TX 75225
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