A deep tissue massage and luxury shave can often be the perfect weekend pick-me-up for an overworked gent. Male grooming parlours and spas have sprung up in great numbers across London in the past few years. Below we take a look at the top 5 places for male grooming in London, renowned for use of the very best products, dedication to clients and innovative treatments.
Gentlemen’s Tonic, Mayfair
One of our top picks for male grooming, Gentlemen’s Tonic is a sanctuary for the refined gentleman in the heart of Mayfair. The name is formed around the two core beliefs of the company – its exclusive dedication to meeting the needs of the refined ‘gentleman’ and the restorative nature of the experience, as represented by ‘tonic’.
One of the finest offerings at the spa is the signature ‘Valentino’ treatment. Lasting 125 minutes, this experience features bespoke hand and foot treatments that include exfoliation, hydration and nourishment, while nails and cuticles are trimmed. The signature multi-vitamin facial then follows, containing a blend of AHAs and skin normalising vitamin A-Retinol.
Alternatively, Guests can indulge in a relaxing haircut and wet shave that will leave them feeling sophisticated and urbane.
The Spa & Barber at Alfred Dunhill, Mayfair
This sophisticated spot is a haven for luxury male grooming in London. The ultimate in service and expertise, Bourdon House, The London home of Alfred Dunhill is an unforgettable and unique experience, embodying a lifestyle that has long since represented grandeur and distinction in British heritage.
For those who want to go the whole hog, this might well be the place. The gentlemen’s indulgence package includes a 75 minute pampering session. Alternatively, for some father and son bonding, both can enjoy a bespoke massage with haircut and wet shave. For just a simple spot of male grooming, a haircut and wet shave might be the answer.
The Refinery, Mayfair
The Refinery is London’s one-stop grooming emporium for men. Combining the comfort and atmosphere of a gentlemen’s club with the vitality and sense of well-being of a health spa, The Refinery provides an environment where clients can relax, unwind and feel revitalised.
One of the most popular treatments here is their luxury shave. The refinery uses oils and gels full of vitamins and anti-oxidants that rejuvenate, strengthen and soothe the skin. A soothing massage with the Refinery’s own anti-shine gel completes the shave. The luxury shaves are especially popular amongst grooms, businessmen and tired tourists.
The Spa at Alfred Dunhill
Urban Retreat, Harrods
The Urban Retreat group is a pioneer in luxury hair and beauty. The Urban Retreat is a haven of luxury and convenience that aims to take care of a man’s grooming regime from top to toe. The salon provides everybody with a chance to experience a piece of beauty paradise, anywhere – whether it is with a MinX manicure and a glass of champagne in Manchester, a luxurious Crème de La Mer Ultimate Experience at Harrods or a Swedish sports massage delivered direct to your front door.
At Harrods, the East Dulwich Deli stands inside the salon. Here clients can help themselves to freshly prepared refreshments during or after their treatment. There is a range of healthy salads and baked goods available at the deli.
Nickel Spa, Covent Garden
Created by men for men, Nickel Spa delivers professional massage and grooming treatments exclusively designed for men. In the heart of Covent Garden, the spa is a unique proposition in the world of men’s spas, presenting a relaxed, masculine environment.
All spa therapists are fully qualified and committed to providing clients with the personalised service on every visit. Clients can choose from massages and body treatments, facials and microdermabrasion, shaves or haircuts. Technical treatments include dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections to target fine lines.