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Best Place for a shave?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Steve in RI., Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. Steve in RI.

    Steve in RI. Low-Roller

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    I've now gone 40 years without the pleasure of getting a hot lather shave by a barber or in a nice salon by an attractive lady. Im not looking to break the bank here, but what is the best place on the strip for an old fashioned shave? I figure if I do it during the middle of my 4 day trip, I won't have to pack a razor!
     
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    The barber shop in the El Cortez does good old fashioned straight razor shaves
     
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    Since you said on the strip, I can speak from personal experience, the "Royal Shave" at the spa / barber shop in Aria is amazing. I forget what it cost, but it was a real treat nonetheless.
     
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    On the strip? I have no idea.

    Downtown, go to the barber shop located upstairs in the El Cortez. I wish I could find a barber at home that took that much time and care into everything he does.

    If you're looking for a fancy looking location, find somewhere else.

    If you want a genuine hot lather, straight edge shave, then go there. You will not be disappointed.
     
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    I'll second the Aria recommendation.
    Its a little pricey (maybe about $80 for the Royal Shave??), but they do a fantastic job, and they have a really nice setup, with a nice comfortable chair, a big screen tv, and top-notch shaving supplies.
     
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    Art of Shaving has a good reputation. There is one in Fashion Show Mall, Venetian and Mandalay Bay. Their website lists the Royal Shave for $55
     
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    I have had three "Royal Shaves" at the Art of Shaving at the Mandalay Bay Shoppes. The last one was last December. It is a great experience. I can't say that you will have an attractive female do the honors; but I highly recommend Jack, one of the barbers there. He is a real artist with a razor. I started using their shaving products a year and a half ago, and now I am getting the closest shaves that I have ever had.
     
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    Just checked, Royal Shave at Aria is 65. Worth every penny... do it once.
     
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    Have heard good things about the one at Aria.
     
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    whatever you've heard, they're all true.
    I'm going back to Aria next month, and the first thing I'm gonna do is go for a shave.
     
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    Face.


    Or balls.
     
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    Face... or balls?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
     
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    I believe he's answering the thread's question, "Best Place for a shave?"
     
  14. Steve in RI.

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    Where is the Art of Shaving store located in Aria? I only passed through there one time on my last trip in 2010.
     
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    It is in their spa/salon. Though I do not believe it is called the Art of Shaving, just their salon. I can recommend it, had one on January 21st trip and booked one for my upcoming March Trip. Have had one at Venetian also which was very nice as well.
     
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    The master barber in Wynn gets very good reviews from mantec.

    Top tip, if you use a shaving brush then bring your own because they don't provide one anymore. It's a health department BS type thing.
     
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    How new is this? Or is it just a Nevada thing? I've been to the Art of Shaving a couple of times here in NY as well as in DC and Boston, they always used the brush. Last time was around last summer.

    By the way to the OP: as nice as getting a shave from an attractive lady sounds I think you keep it old school and get it from a master barber in a nice club room type barber shop setting. Art of Shaving is like that out here so I imagine its the same in Vegas.

    I'll have to try the Royal Shave at Aria whenever I stay there again after all these reputable reviews.
     
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    I should have said, not based on my experience. It was in the review by mantec, who is a shaving blogger. This was in his video where he gets a shave at the Wynn.

    I just rechecked the video and the barber states that the state of Nevada does not allow them to use their brushes anymore.

    http://sharpologist.com/2011/05/video-vegas-baby-vegas-and-oh-yeah-a-shave.html
     
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    I had one at the Wynn and although it was a nice experience, at the end of the day I could do a better job shaving than what I got. I would try the salon at Bellagio however.
     
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