Barbering in the spa has hit the big time and the most recent trend is barbers in tropical spas. From the bright city lights of London and New York and now to far-flung destinations in the Maldives and Mauritius, barbering is becoming as essential on the spa menu as massage and manicure. Guys like to look good – we know that and they also like a bit of spa-time too. Not so much for the pampering and preening, but for rest and relaxation. It was only natural that barber services would be introduced into the spa environment. The Spa Man spotted this about five years ago in Frankfurt and it’s a trend that has grown and grown from Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong to The Bulgari in London and even to country estates like Bovey Castle in Devon. A haircut and wet shave are essential grooming rituals for guys and accessing them on holidays in the tropics is now becoming as essential as a deep tissue or hot stone massage. Here are three of the best barbers in tropical spas.
Three of the best barbers in tropical spas
Murdock London at LUX* Grande Gaube
The Murdock Barber Shop at LUX* Grande Gaube (which re-opened last year following a full refurbishment) sees the best of London’s barbering services hit Mauritius. The highly skilled stylists provide the finest haircuts and signature shaves. With their new home at LUX* Grand Gaube, gents can relax, grab a beer or whiskey and get to know the team before their grooming guru’s work their wonders. This one-stop shop offers everything our male guests will need to look their very best, whether it’s for your beach wedding, anniversary or birthday celebrations. Ideal!
Gentlemen’s Tonic at Amilla Fushi, Maldives
Two weeks at Amilla Fushi in the Maldives? You willdefinitely need a trim and perhaps an old-fashioned shave. The Javuu Spa at Amilla Fushi in the Maldives has partnered with the Gentlemen’s Tonic Barber from London (which is internationally renowned for fine cuts and shaving). Haircuts, men’s styling and cut-throat shave – the Amilla Fushi barber offers a full range of services and Gentlemen’s Tonic products with bespoke scents and plant-based ingredients to keep you looking in top shape in the tropics.
Gentlemen’s Tonic at Finolhu, Maldives
Finolhu is part of the same group as Amilla Fushi so the pairing with Gentlemen’s Tonic is a natural one. Head to the spa and look for the signs leading to the Man Cave Barber. With a full range of barbering services on offer, guys can stay looking suave and sophisticated in the sun. The Man Cave Barber is well equipped to providing the gentle care hair needs after long days on a tropical island, using the Barbassu & Bergamot range with natural plant-derived ingredients to treat and pamper every strand.
Gentlemen’s Tonic is an international and award-winning luxury spa, grooming and hair concept that has become synonymous with style and luxury for a discerning client base. Their philosophy is simple, to provide an antidote to the stress and strains of modern life, providing treatments that revive and promote wellbeing.