Sultans of Shave

The buzz: Yet another men’s only grooming parlor, but this new addition is super snazzy, located in a hip shophouse building that is also home to Ritual and The Mad Men Attic Bar.

The vibe: Barber chairs aren’t the first things you’ll see in the polished, industrial-fitted space. Instead, it’s a swanky little bar (which, of course, doubles as a reception), complete with gentlemanly drinks on the shelves, and a bespoke, leather-clad lounge area to replicate that old barbershop community feel.

The goods: No extra fluff stuff, just good ol’ wet shave and haircuts—though all boast a disciplined, true-to-tradition approach that comes with quite the price (a basic shave is $40 while a haircut starts from $48). If you need a skin fix, opt for the Sultan’s Shave ($60), which throws in a mini facial to keep skin fresh and clean. You can also buy a range of grooming products from labels including Baxter of California, Pankhurst and American Crew.

Why you’ll be back: Its accessible location near Boat Quay is great if you train at Ritual (a post-gym shave sounds pretty good) or need some sprucing up before hitting the bars in the area. Also, you can hang out with the guys over drinks after some pampering (word is they’ll close late on such occasions).