Guys, Get Your Groom On

Andersonville salon specializes in men's services

It's impossible not to feel like you're under fire with the myriad of technological arrows shooting at us on a daily basis. Most days are spent trying to grab, or dodge, as many arrows as possible -- a celebrity's Tweet about giving birth; a friend texting dinner invitations; a significant other calling your cell; a backpacking cousin Skyping; an old classmate poking you on Facebook; your boss' frantic email. In short, it's a technological war zone.

It's definitely time for a break, and that's where Matt Leyes' Men's Grooming Parlor (5316 N Clark St.) comes in handy. The recently opened space in Andersonville offers a peaceful atmosphere in a handsomely decorated space that feels like a cross between a stately English library and a cozy bed & breakfast.

Leyes, an Aveda-trained and licensed esthetician, is the owner and sole practitioner at the salon, which means that each client is provided with personally-customized service. Following a highly informative discussion about the client's skin, Leyes proceeds to work his magic.

The services range from a simple brow wax and a first visit facial, to a chemical peel and an indulgent hot stone hand & foot massage. The more-than-reasonable price range is wonderfully varied, providing every man with the opportunity to have a unique experience at the parlor.

By the time you'll leave, you'll be equipped with all the relaxation, cool, and oh yeah, looks, to take on just about anything that's coming your way.

Shlomi Rabi is a member of the NBC Chicago Street Team.

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