Scoop on Goop 2

In continuing our quest to provide you with the scoop on goop it is necessary to break down the do’s and don’ts along with the what and why’s of skin care for men.

To start, men’s skin is thicker than women’s and their pores are larger. We then factor in beards and you have what can be perceived as a complex approach to skincare. Our philosophy for all you guys is to keep it simple. Think of skincare like taking care of your car. All you need to do is keep it cleaned and waxed then send it to the mechanic for the occasional tune up/etc.


For home care all you need is to cleanse properly and nourish your skin. It’s that simple. For your tune up see our esthetician quarterly to get an in depth exfoliation and nourishing treatment. So, here is skincare 101 to help keep you looking as great as you feel.


  • Cleansing can be confusing due to the various types of cleansers. Whether to use a cream, foam, soap or gel is all personal preference. Mainly what we need to consider is your skin type and age.

A cleanser with salicylic acid is designed to deep clean your pores. This ingredient breaks up the cells and any tacky build up around the follicles that causes break outs. It has an antibacterial effect and is classified in the same category as aspirin offering anti inflammatory properties. If your skin is sensitive, thin or dry this type of cleanser is not for you. Salicylic cleansers are usually recommended for men in their teens through their 20’s to keep break outs at bay. Another common ingredient is glycolic acid. This is derived from fruit acids and/or sugar cane. Glycolic based cleansers are designed to remove oils and debris from the surface of the skin. While there are stronger levels of glycolic products designed to do surface peels, the levels in facial cleansers are safe to use every day and keep your skin clean and promote healthy cellular regeneration. Another natural and safe cleansing agent is papaya. Papaya grabs tacky build up on your skin and safely pulls it away, most papaya cleansers are safe to use every day and are recommended for those with sensitive skin.


  • Moisturizer?? Yes, you need a moisturizer no matter what age or type of skin you have. But don’t think of this product as a “moisturizer”. Instead consider this step as feed and protect. After you remove the gunk you need to nourish. A common misnomer is that moisturizers cause skin to break out, when actually oil production in your skin can be accelerated by over cleansing and under nourished skin causing breakouts. Choosing the correct moisturizer for your skin type can be very confusing. There are a plethora of ingredients to consider, green tea, hyaluronic acid, oxygen, snow algae, and vitamins a, c, e just to name a few. The main thing to consider is do you need to balance, repair or nourish.


At Modern Male we have all of these bases covered with a wide variety of skincare products designed just for what your skin needs along with an esthetician on staff to answer your questions and assist with your concerns.

Stop spending money on products that just won’t do the job or are not right for you. We invite you to schedule a complimentary skincare analysis with our specialist to get on the right track for taking care of the largest organ in your body, your skin!


Springtime Colors

It’s hard to believe, but we’re less than a month away from the first day of Spring! As the temperatures rise, you’ll start to notice different fashion choices and of course… hairstyles! If you’re thinking about changing your look this upcoming season, color is a great way of adding aesthetic appeal to your hair. From bleach blonde to something more unique, it’s always fun to get creative and try something new.

Many men make the mistake of thinking that when they color their hair, they have to go all out…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Each year on February 14th, many women will receive cards, candy, or flowers from their special “valentine.” However, this day is also a time to treat the man in your life! Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a significant other, (or need to forward this email on * wink *) Modern Male is an essential stop for unique gifts — guaranteed to put a smile on his face.

Fragrance is an invisible part of a man’s style, and it has a powerful effect on how he is perceived. It’s for this…

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Around the Town – Valentine’s Edition

Love is in the air in the city of Dublin! Spice things up this Valentine’s Day with some of these great ideas from around the town:

Emerald City Ballroom
Take proper steps to romance and learn how to dance! After all, The Emerald City Ballroom offers the most complete partner dancing experience in Columbus! This full-service facility will have your hips swinging from your first steps, all the way to professional certifications. Senior Dance Instructor Stacy Coil has taught many students from all different skill sets and can teach you to…

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Dublin Barber Shop Shaving Kit

The Perfect Shave – Part III

During the winter of 1904, a man named King C. Gillette was granted a patent for a “Safety” Razor — a razor with a safe, inexpensive, and disposable blade. It took six years for Gillette’s idea to evolve, but with time, the brand became a success. Shortly after, the U.S. Government began issuing the safety razors to the entire armed forces and Gillette became a household name.

To this day, Gillette has remained on top of the shaving industry, but the company has since turned its attention to multi-blade razors….

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shave brush

The Perfect Shave Part II

When most people hear the words “shaving cream”, they immediately think of brand name aerosol cans. Yet, what if I told you, ditching these supermarket gels can be one of the best gifts that you can give to your face? Are you one of the many men who experience pain, irritation, and razor burn after a shave and wonder why? Look no further; the answer is right in the ingredients of the products that you use!

Making the switch from gel-based shaving creams to more traditional wet shaving products is…

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The Perfect Shave

With the start of each year we focus on building new routines that create improvement in our lives. One routine that is greatly overlooked is shaving. Once viewed as a luxury, men would line up at the old barber shop, sit back, and let the skilled professional do their magic. That shave would begin with warming up the shave brush to apply that special shave cream along with a series of hot towels. Why is “that” shave perceived to be so much better? Perhaps it really does make a…

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Earn Rewards at Modern Male

With the new year underway, clients of Modern Male have a lot to look forward to in 2019! For starters, if you have stopped by the spa recently, you may have noticed the progress on the four-level, 549-space parking garage adjacent to the new Dublin library. The construction is on schedule and the garage is expected to open this Spring! In the mean time, valet parking is available for your convenience after 5:00 PM and the Darby Street lot will remain open.

Due to the construction and the many other…

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Happy New Year

The entire team at Modern Male would like to thank you for your generosity over the holidays and wish you a Happy New Year! The spa will be open today from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM but will be closed on New Years Day (regular business hours will resume on the 2nd). Along with your generosity, the staff would also like to thank you for another successful year. 2018 held many milestones, including our 15th anniversary!

Looking towards the future, our team is excited to provide all of your grooming…

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We Are Open

On behalf of the entire team at Modern Male, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! If you are still on the hunt for a last minute gift or would like to get a trim, we are open today from 10 AM – 2 PM. Modern Male will be closed December 24th and 25th in observation of the holiday, but will resume regular business hours on the 26th.

Due to popular demand, we will be extending our 15th Anniversary Manicure/Pedicure Special until December 31st….

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