The Boardroom, 2526 Rice Blvd., 713.524.3222; boardroomsalon.com
Forgo nicks and razor burn and hand over gentlemanly grooming responsibilities to the skilled crew at The Boardroom Salon. This 2,100-square-foot Rice Village space marks the second franchise of the Dallas-born barbershop for Brandon Elmore and Guy Gonzales, which has the air of a posh turn-of-the-century boys’ club groomed with quilted leather barber chairs, dark wood paneling, with noble pursuits such as pool and chess to enjoy pre- or post-shave. Straight-razor shaves with hot lather and warm towels are the tip of the services; there are also manly manicures and pedicures, haircuts, facials, massages and waxing. For maintaining a dignified grooming regimen at home, the barbershop stocks products from Jack Black, Bumble & Bumble and The Art of Shaving, as well as obligatory silvertip badger-hair shave brushes, single-cartridge razors and moustache wax.