Male grooming is a concept that is no longer reserved for the metro-sexual man – more men want to look good without having to feel out of their comfort zone. Male grooming establishments are stepping away from just adding a list of male treatments onto a pre-existing all-female treatment offering and designing very niche concepts that cater to men and they can actually enjoy. These are some of the coolest grooming spots to try:
BAR BER BLACK SHEEP
A barber shop and bar; this is gem on Rosebank’s hotspot Bolton Road that is perfect for a quick beard trim, an after work drink or both. With its old-school leather finishes, modern monochromatic décor and artisanal gin cocktails - it’s the perfect mix of tradition and millennial appeal for all men. 011 037 3660
HINES AND HARLEY MEN'S GROOMING LOUNGE
If you’re looking for a more spa day experience, then Hines and Harley in Parktown North, Johannesburg is the place to go. A refined space that is complete with barber services, facials and massages – finish off your pamper day with a drink from the lounge’s drinks menu stocked with whisky, beer and coffees. hinesandharley.co.za
GLASSHOUSE: REJUVENATION FOR MEN
A place where you can get groomed up and still catch your favourite sports? That’s sounds like a plan any man would be up for. Glasshouse Rejuvenation is one of Cape Town’s top grooming spots and has a mixture of an old-school barber and modern swanky cocktail lounge interiors. Glasshouse offers facials, massages, waxing even botox fillers in the comfort of a “male-only” sanctuary.