Making heads turn.

Housed in the Loews Regency hotel, the men’s division of Julien Farel offers one of the best haircuts in New York. Frequented by media heavyweights and responsible for the hair of male competitors at the U.S. Open, the establishment caters to an elite clientele with quiet confidence. While the haircut, whatever your style, is usually perfect and executed quickly, one of the great appeals of the experience is the conversation. You’ll find that the stylists are more than game for a chat—and about more than the barbershop staples of sports and weather. When you make an appointment, I recommend asking for Jeffrey Yabut, master barber.

Cut and style, $80,