All posts tagged: wet shave

Ruffians Barber Shop lands in Covent Garden

Ruffians Barber Shop & Store has become a landmark in Edinburgh and has now arrived in London’s Covent Garden.  A total grooming destination it draws on a similar style to it’s Scottish counterpart but incorporates features unique to its site in Maiden Lane. Original brick walls and aged timber floors have been kept and restored, giving the space its own distinctive character. As I’ve been quite into spa design features lately, it’s timely to note that this new build was expertly crafted by Graven Images. Graven Images has a great track record including the Missoni Hotel, Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago and my Glaswegian home away from home – Blythswood Square Hotel. It’s masculine without being too blokey and features traditional barber chairs and great oak desks, natural light and large Edison filament bulbs fixed to the ceiling. There’s even a wood-burning fire place in the reception area with iPads for customer use, this is one cool hangout.   You can grab a coffee (there’s a coffee bar) or a whiskey and then there’s men’s grooming, …

Aveda Pop-up Barbershop

The Aveda Men Pop-up Barbershop returns again this year offering grooming services on-the-go. You can enjoy a touch of grooming perfection and an Aveda Christmas drink (available alcoholic and non-alcoholic – depending on how stressed you are by Christmas shopping). Situated on the edge of Covent Garden in London, the Aveda Pop-up Barbershop offers a “best-of” selection of grooming services from a slick hair fix and soothing head massage, or just action express facial, to a good old traditional wet shave. Festive Grooming On Demand Service Menu Festive Hair Fix – 45 mins / RRP £35 Enjoy an Aveda stress-relieving head and shoulder massage with an intoxicating blend of essential oils, followed by a botanical scalp detox, cleanse, condition, cut and style, and in just 45 minutes it fits perfectly into your lunch break so that you waste no time in heading straight to the bar from the office. Smooth and Soothe – 45mins / £25 A traditional cut throat-shave using the Aveda Men natural shave and skincare system. Enjoy soothing hot towels, a rejuvenating …