A Dapper Dad’s Guide to Grooming—because Our Pops Need Some TLC Too, Anytime, Anywhere!


Father’s Day has already come and gone, but it doesn’t mean the ‘manpering’ stops there. After all, it shouldn’t take an official holiday to put dad first and show him some love. 

A bottle of his favorite whisky or another leather-embossed something—our dads, at one point or another, have all received these default Father’s Day presents. While there’s nothing exactly wrong with any of them, it’s time to treat him to some variety—or encourage him to take time out for himself. 

Why not steal a page from the Mother’s Day playbook, and think self-care? They deserve some “me” time, too, and not just the type centered around watching a ball game, having drinks with his best buds, or spending time in his designated man cave. 

So, we’ve rounded up a post-Father’s Day gift guide that has something pops will thank you for—self-love and feel-good rituals that you and your dad can gloriously enjoy and experience together no matter the season. 

Get a massage

Who doesn’t like a good massage? Spread the gospel of taking care of yourself by getting one with pa—or treating him to a session at Macho Mucho Salon for Men in SM City Davao. Apart from the good-feel experience, routine massages provide legit health benefits, including pain relief, improved muscle strength and flexibility, and better blood flow. 

Ask for their 30-minute back massage for only P300 or choose from a 20-minute quick stress-relief session or a scalp massage for only P200. We highly recommend their scalp massage, as it also increases hair thickness by stretching the cells of the hair follicles, while reducing muscle tension and lowering blood pressure. 

Macho Mucho’s also known for their topnotch hairstyling services and treatments for men, so you can take care of dad’s haircut bill while at it.  

Go to the salon

Dad-focused personal care should also be a priority. While boundaries between work, childcare, household responsibilities, and everything in between continue to blur, our fathers also need to continue to feel and look good for themselves. 

A much-need trip to CSL-Cut & Shave Lounge should do the trick. Dad can get hair color services and a free haircut to boot until month-end in their SM City Cebu and SM Seaside City Cebu studios. Help pops select the perfect ‘do and color to refresh his personal style and switch up his look. Remember that a cut-and-color combo can create a significant personal impact—something that dad constantly needs to foster his individuality. 

Manageable hairstyles you should look into: the classic crew cut, which suits various face shapes and hair types; the undercut, a modern cut with a deliberate contrast in length for a sharp and edgy aesthetic; and the buzz cut, a low-maintenance style suitable for those with curls or textured hair. 

Indulge in a foot spa

All dads, grandfathers, and dad figures do a lot for us year-round, so it’s best to have them indulge in a relaxing foot spa from time to time—especially if their achy feet, which get the beating more than any other part of the body, are screaming for a spa pedicure. 

In addition to making the feet look good, spa pedicures for dads help prevent ingrown toenails and callus buildup, remove foot odor, and release stress. 

Drop by at Nail House in SM City Baguio and treat dad to a Jelly Jacuzzi Foot Spa for P650, or P750 to add a cleaning pedicure as well. Expect their foot soak to awaken and rejuvenate tired footsies and their pedicure to help dad reap the benefits of a good foot buffing and nail clipping—like, say, saving his go-to socks from excess wear and tear. 

A note to our dads: Remember that practicing self-care has now become an essential part of a man’s toolbox when it comes to looking after your physical and mental health in order to be a better father, a better partner, and even a better boss.

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