Gents, every day should start with a facial.
Get your mind (and face) out of the gutter and into The Grooming Station on Mortimer Street in London.
The pop-up is open from June until August and is a one-stop (and very impressive) destination for men – performing barber services like cuts, beard tidies, shampoos and facials; as well as featuring products from Aveda Men, Clinique for Men, Lab Series and Ermenegildo Zegna fragrances.
The concept behind the space is to provide a multi-functional environment for men who want to relax, recharge and browse. My sort of space!
I popped in this morning to sample some of the treatments with Jac their onsite barber. Having just had a haircut last week, I opted for a beard tidy and a facial.
Using Aveda products, my skin was exfoliated, massaged and moisturised. I went from looking tired and puffy (I had a night on Highland Park Whisky!) to fresh and bright – all in less than 30 minutes.
Although right on a busy street, the space is super-quiet and chilled. With the doors wide open and natural light streaming into the shop, I was one hot towel away from a nap in the barber chair!
I was also really very impressed with the pricing. Living in London, you can expect to be paying £40 to £50 for a cut and around £30 for a facial. But at £25 for a shampoo, cut, style and complimentary facial, it’s a real steal.
Pop in to The Grooming Station and say I sent you… who knows, they might make your complimentary Sipsmith gin a double instead of a single!
The Grooming Station – 6 Mortimer Street, London, W1F 3JJ . Open June – August, 2016.
Pop in to make an appointment. Walk-ins available.