Don Barber and Groom launches in Athens

DON-Barber-and-Groom-by-Nikos-Gylos-Athens-061If you are heading to Greece this year, there’s a chance you could be passing through Athens on your way to the glittering Greek Islands. For the dapper gent, there’s a new barber shop in town.

Situated in the heart of Kolonaki, the Athenian equivalent of London’s Mayfair, I’m told the area has a great vibe and some excellent cafes and shops.

DON-Barber-and-Groom-by-Nikos-Gylos-Athens-041Designed by Nikos Gylos, Don Barber and Groom is a very intimate space, they are calling it a “return to the classic male values”. Naturally, there’s coffee and typical of the new wave of Greek enterprises in Athens, it’s really classy.

The interior embraces a contemporary take on old world elegance which offers a high degree of comfort for its discerning clientele. Leather chairs and a good selection of men’s grooming products.

don barbersYiannis Sakellarakis, the owner has been in the industry for more than 15 years and always had the ambition of opening a 5 star Barber shop in the heart of Athens that included grooming services and Men’s Facials. He is taking the barber experience to next level introducing in Athens a team of barbers (men and women) in their clean cut costumes specially designed for Don Barber and Groom.

I was interested for three reasons: one – it’s a barber shop (I write about male grooming), two, it’s in Greece (I love Greece) and three – the company is using Elemis (it goes without saying – I’m a big fan). The team have incorporated Post Recovery Shave Mask by Elemis into the shaving experience (applied post-shave) lifting the senses with Lime Essential oil – a signature Elemis treatment procedure.

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The team have also introduced all classic shaving and barbering services + 15 minute Elemis Booster facials, similar to the ones offered in T5 at Heathrow and T7 at JFK – British Airways Travel Spas.

Products: Elemis Time for Men line and Elemis Sp@home Body Performance products, Murdock for Beard and Hair, Kerastase for Hair, Comme de garçons perfumes.

Prices: Hair cuts between 22 – 30 Euros depending if you include beard trim and shaping. Manicure is 12 Euros and Pedicure is 17 Euros. Facials are ranging between 25-45 Euros.

Address: Amerikis 16 & Valaoritou, Kolonaki, Athens

+0030 210 3617507