Just in time for Valentine's Day, around 150 Chicago yelpers made their way to high-end salon Mister 312 for an evening of pampering, music, food, drinks, fun. While we love the ladies, this event was all about the fellas. After all, Yelp Misters Have Style, grace and give good face — at least, they did by the end of the event!
Starting things off, the gracious hosts welcomed the Elite yelpers and their guests into a state-of-the-art facility filled with LCD monitors, vibin' music, fantastic lighting, and the comfiest barber chairs in the Loop. After a quick check-in, guests made their way to coat check and got a quick preview of what to expect for the evening: services! Our lucky yelpers were able to choose from five great services: neck clean-up; hot towel treatment, paraffin hand wax/massage, back/neck/shoulder massage, and/or a trip to the Groom Room with master barber Reggie!
As if this wasn't enough to keep these Elites occupied, there was more in store. Between services, these lucky Elites were able to dine on incredible focaccia bread, macarons and lemon squares from La Farine Bakery. Giordano's Pizza provided a deep dish (and thin) treat for the newly beautified. But, wait. There's even more! Etiquette mandates that one can't have services without tequila and pizza without beer. Luckily, these Elites had both. The terrific team from Modesto Spirits, Inc. kept the front room lively with Don Modesto margaritas and shots of their smooth tequilas: Blanco, Reposado and Añejo. The cool cats of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer added man-cred by showcasing can after can of their American Style Premium Lager, PBR. Yes, you read right: pizza, dessert, hot shaves, and alcohol. This might have been man-heaven.
Photographic phenom, Dan Gin, caught all the action. You can see more pictures here. And, if the pictures don't tell the full story, check out reviews of the event here. Manscaped, massaged, waxed, and shaven (not to mention well-fed and thirst quenched), these Yelp Elite misters were all set to add romance to the upcoming Valentine's day holiday. Ladies (and gents), you're welcome!
Until next time, SYOY!