But sometimes you want your grooming served with a little more polish, a bit more panache and a lot less Floyd the Barber.
Introducing Mister 312, your new go-to for looking your gentlemanly best, slated to open this Friday in the Loop and taking reservations now.
If Wayne Manor opened a private men's salon, it would feel a lot like Mister 312. The single-story space, hidden under the L in a courtyard between two skyscrapers, even looks a bit like a bat cave—though once inside, the sleek marble-and-leather furnishings seem more like you've been dropped into a Gotham City penthouse.
For normal haircut trips, you'll want to book a seat in the eight-chair main salon, decked out with TVs in the mirrors and styling chairs designed by Porsche (the cars were a stepping stone). If your nails could use a touchup, you'll be escorted to a separate room for manicures, pedicures and hot towel treatments.
There's also a bar in the works, and for those big occasions (weddings, anniversaries, Saturdays), you can book the VIP suite, a salon within a salon complete with a vibrating chair, 50-inch web-enabled TV and someone taking your drink order.
That's you—always multitasking…