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  1. Roundup: Best Father’s Day Grooming Gifts

    Posted by Claudia Low on June 15, 2012

    So, Father’s Day is this Sunday … Have a gift in mind just yet? No? Here, we outline a roundup of last-minute gifts that completely suggest otherwise. Going the pampering or grooming route assures two things: One, daddy probably isn’t used to indulging his vanity, which means you’ll be opening a gateway to a whole new world for him, for sure. Two, this one-stop roundup will beat trying to figure out what to get for the man who has everything, only to buy him another pen.

    Best Facial: Skin Blitzer @ Clarins Skin Spa


    Clarins is a personal favourite for reasons two-fold: the products agree with my skin at its most sensitive, and I love that its treatments are nonabrasive. Clarins treatments use just massage to activate high-performance formulas that expertly blend plant extracts and essential oils with science. Results for specified concerns are immediate, and without any extraction involved! Treat your dad to a relaxing and holistic treatment that will hydrate, purify and detoxify, all whilst tightening his features and soothing skin irritated by shaving. The Skin Blitzer treatment is priced at RM208 for 60 minutes, though for the month of June, Clarins is offering a six session package at RM930.

    Best Grooming Service: Hot Lather Shave/Beard Trim @ Truefitt & Hill


    Beginning with a hot towel to stimulate natural oils and soften the beard, a Master Barber will apply pre-shave oil to protect your dad’s skin. After that, a badger brush lathers on Truefitt & Hill’s shaving cream and with exactly the perfect amount of pressure, he’ll put a 200-year-old masterful shaving technique to use. Pampering aftershave massages follow before your dad walks out the door with the closest, softest shave he’s ever had all his life. The ultimate shaving experience goes at RM110.

    Best Scalp-care Treatment: Complexe 5 @ Rene Furterer


    As it purifies, tones and deep cleanses the scalp to increase microcirculation for a healthy crop of hair, Rene Furterer will give your dad the best head massage ever, hands down. Located at Pavilion KL, a Rene Furterer specialist will first give your dad a thorough analysis of his scalp and hair – determining scalp sensitivity, root strength, follicle health, et al – before they recommend a personalised program designed to improve his concerns. Aside from all the nutritious goodness you’ll be rewarding his scalp infused with a heady aroma of orange, lavender, marjoram and thyme, if your dad’s into head massages, this one will knock his socks off – at only RM80.

    Best Massage: Prince Hammam @ Hammam Spa


    Buy dad a ticket to a little piece of Morocco at Hammam Spa. Priced at RM235 for a hour and forty minutes, this specified treatment offers the authentic hammam and gommage experience, where daddy first relaxes and perspires in a heated room before he is bathed and given a rejuvenating massage with the finest Moroccan oils.

    Best Reflexology: Chow Yang Foot Reflexology


    Kind to the wallet and the feet, make your Father’s Day present an outing for the entire family. Priced at RM50 for an hour, Chow Yang will knead and apply pressure on specific areas of the foot to improve dad’s qi and overall health.

    Best Mani-Pedi: The Manly Man @ The Nail Parlour


    Exclusively designed for men, The Manly Man mani-pedi offers nail clipping and shaping, cuticle trimming and strong-pressure massages using macho-friendly menthol-scented products that feature extreme callus removal and exfoliating properties. While it’s a more clinical approach to a spa and pampering experience, your dad will walk out a changed man – with better looking nails.

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    Image credit: The Nail Parlour, The Landmark London, Reflexology Massage, Spa Review Malaysia, 15 Minute Beauty

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