Whether it’s a new cut, a professional wet shave, discovering a fragrance that’s both you and unusual, an impeccable haircut, or just a gentlemanly manicure, here are the best places to polish up on Sloane Street.
Murdock London At Hackett
Murdock London prides itself on being masters of grooming and the expert barbers for modern, style-conscious men, paying homage to the finest barbershops of Victorian London with its meticulous approach to grooming. Upstairs at the Hackett store, you’ll find a haven of suave masculinity, where you can put your feet up with the papers and a whisky while one of the passionate barbers takes care of you. In a hurry? A snappy wash, dry and style takes just 15 minutes and costs £15, but if you’ve got a bit of time on your hands, we thoroughly recommend booking in for a ‘Full Service’, which includes a shampoo and haircut, luxury wet shave, signature facial (1 hour 45 minutes, £105).
Murdock London, Hackett, 137-138 Sloane St, SW1X 9AY. 020 3393 7946.
Harvey Nichols has a whole host of treatments designed specifically with men in mind. You can have a full wet shave or quick tidy-up at Aono Barbershop (from £25), get some vitamins delivered intravenously at Reviv, take care of your nails with a chap’s manicure or pedicure at Hersheson’s on the Fourth Floor, distress with a reflexology massage, take care of holiday preparations with a gentle spray tan from James Read, or get rid of unsightly hair at Beyond Medispa.
Harvey Nichols, 109 – 125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ. 0207 259 4255.
Neville Hair & Beauty
Wrap up a haircut at Neville’s, where the stylists are considered among the most accomplished in London, with the Gentleman’s Facial (45 minutes, £90), a tailored treatment that starts with a deep cleanse and targeted exfoliating peel, followed by LED light therapy and lymphatic drainage massage, and finished with a lightweight serum provides an intense hydration hit.
Neville Hair & Beauty, 5 Pont St, SW1X 9EJ. 020 7235 3654.
Jo Malone London
If you are in the market for a new cologne, put the challenge in the hands of Jo Malone London, who have a 15-minute Essentials for Men service, where you will your signature scent and learn how to incorporate it into your daily routine. The consultants will guide you through the art of scent layering to create a fragrance that is uniquely yours. We recommend the new sultry and warm Bronze Wood & Leather cologne (from £75), or the recently launched Huntsman collection of four refined fragrances, designed with a modern man in mind in collaboration with the stories tailor. Explore Whisky & Cedarwood or Birch & Black Pepper (£120 for 100ml), and know that you’ll be leaving with a fragrance that’s as alluring as it is unusual. You can book online here.
Jo Malone London, 150 Sloane St, SW1X 9BX.