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Dude, where’s my spa?

Let’s put the man back into manicure. According to the International Spa Assn., guys now comprise nearly 30% of spa goers. Over at Service Station in Culver City, members can entertain clients and cut deals in the conference room. Herewith, a round up of the best spas and treatments for men.

Spa: Service Station, West L.A.
(310) 268-0333
Treatment: Neck to Toe Wax ($175, 90 min.), including knuckles, chest and back
Specialist: Rowe Samieian is gentle with hot wax
Manly touches: Complimentary Bass Ale
Towel snappers: MTV and Lionsgate execs; William Morris agents

Spa: Leaf & Rusher, Beverly Hills
(310) 276-5558
Treatment: Titan Skin Tightening ($1,000 and up, 60 min.), a non-invasive facelift using infrared light
Specialist: Rand Rusher, R.N.
Manly touches: Mahogany and neutral hues throughout
Towel snappers: Above the line types like Brad Pitt and Dylan McDermott

Spa: Sonya Dakar, Beverly Hills
(310) 553-7344
Treatment: Signature Fitness Facial for back, arms, and chest ($225, 1 hour)
Specialist: Owner Sonya Dakar
Manly touches: Classic rock, with Jack FM on the sound system
Towel snappers: Matt Damon and Luke Wilson prefer the private entrance

Spa: Argyle, West Hollywood
(310) 623-9000
Treatment: Ambassador Shave ($65, 45 min.), including hot towel wrap
Specialist: Robert Gonzalez
Manly touches: CNN and ESPN in the Executive Barber Suite; single-malt Scotch
Towel snappers: Fashion designer Tom Ford; Barry Diller

Spa: Spa Mystique at the Hyatt Regency, Century City
(310) 556-2256
Treatment: Mystique Yang Facial ($110, 50 min.) heals razor burn and prevents ingrown hairs
Specialist: Ask for anyone.
Manly touches: Travel and wine mags; Direct TV
Towel snappers: Entertainment attorneys from Century City towers

Spa: Kinara, Los Angeles
(310) 657-9188
Treatment: Three-step hair thickening treatment and custom color ($120 and up, 1-3 hours)
Specialist: Koji Toyoda
Manly touches: Turkey meat loaf served in the café
Towel snappers: Jake Gyllenhaal and his ilk

Spa: The Peninsula Spa, Beverly Hills
(310) 788-2319
Treatment: All-Over Body Stress Reducer ($275, 60 min.), with two masseurs working in tandem
Specialist: No one expert; ask for two masseurs who work well together
Manly Touches: Mirrors in showers and shave cream dispensers
Towel snappers: CAA agents and studio execs

Spa: Kara at the Park Hyatt, Los Angeles
(310) 552-0425
Treatment: BlackBerry Balm Massage ($80, 30 min.) to soothe aches and carpal tunnel syndrome
Specialist: Jacqui Pierce
Manly touches: Private villas with Bang & Olufsen systems; flat screen TVs
Towel snappers: Usher and Danny Glover

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