Short of sprouting a foam finger or naming your firstborn Quenneville (beware of the Terrible Toews—er, Twos) nothing flaunts Blackhawk allegiance like growing a playoff beard. But now that the Blackhawks have hoisted the Stanley Cup, it’s time to shave that scruff. Don't settle for an unceremonious shearing—reclaim a fresh face at one of these upscale Chicago coiffeurs.
If your style has alternated exclusively between an away jersey and a home jersey all hockey season, you’re due for a wardrobe refresher. Luckily, this menswear mecca boasts an in-store barbershop, so browse some brogues and button-downs before you get beardless. 611 N. State St., 312-646-7870
Yet another sign of Chicago’s increasingly British flavor, this 200-plus-year-old London staple most recently set up shop in the Loop. Do as clientele like Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill have done and go for a trim to hang on to that beard a little longer. 111 W. Monroe Street, 312-696-1111
This '60s-inspired grooming retreat in the financial district—replete with a pool table, flat screens, and other man-cave trimmings—offers the Pit Boss package, which rounds out with a shoe shine; such pampering is in order after months of tromping through the frenzied United Center. 175 W. Jackson Blvd., 312-880-0316
For those still suffering from the playoff jitters, the barber on the sixth floor of the 900 North Michigan Shops boasts The Gold Coast haircut and shave complemented by a facial, hand and foot massage, and other tidings. 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-337-2525
Well worth the hike north, this Uptown abode has homey vibes evocative of your cool grandfather's old haunt. And if you're at all daunted by the prospect of a straight razor, sip from the on-site carafe of bourbon to put you at ease. 1319 W. Wilson Ave., 773-754-7363