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Grooming the Groom
Spa days aren’t for ladies only.
Brides aren’t the only ones who deserve—or need—a little pre-wedding pampering. Several local spas offer special services and packages specifically for the groom.
A few months ago Fabrizio Salon & Spa in Wilmington debuted its Handsome Groom’s Package, which includes a haircut with neck, brow and beard trim, a facial, a full Swedish body massage (or deep tissue upgrade), and a manicure and pedicure, both sans polish. Neat feet are especially important for beach weddings and honeymoons, co-owner Angela Galieti notes.
Bliss Unisex Day Spa and Salon in Newark offers men packages ranging from a basic massage, facial and manicure combo to the Ultimate Retreat, which includes a sports massage, aromatherapy steam, relaxation skin treatment, manicure, pedicure and light lunch. Owner Kimberly Bott says haircuts, eyebrow shaping, chest and back waxes, airbrush tanning and manicures (to ensure that the ring finger is photo-ready) are popular pre-nup procedures.
At the Spa at the Bellmoor Inn in Rehoboth Beach, grooms tend to go for the Gentleman’s Facial to soothe shave-irritated and sun-damaged skin. General manager Chad Moore says the neck, shoulder and scalp massage included in the treatment give the groom a serene start to his big day.
An increasing number of spouses-to-be are taking a break from the wedding whirlwind via a couple’s spa escape. The Bellmoor, Bliss and Fabrizio all offer side-by-side services, ranging from concurrent massages to a half-day Romance Package with his-and-hers body polishes, massages, manicures, pedicures and a light lunch. And with its Swedish massage for two package, Fabrizio teaches techniques for couples to use at home.
—Marilyn Odesser Torpey
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