Men’s hair care has seen tremendous growth thanks to celebrities like Liam Hemsworth and models such as David Gandy. We give a rundown of our four favourite luxury salons from across the globe, offering the ultimate in men’s grooming.
Alfred Dunhill Bourdon House, London
This Gregorian mansion located in Mayfair was once the London residence of the Duke of Westminster and has hosted esteemed guests, like Coco Chanel and Georgia Baretta-Whiteley. Now updated as an exclusive contemporary clubhouse, it provides the modern gent with the finest in traditional barbery, unrivalled made-to-measure services and a luxurious spa, all under one roof.
The clubhouse’s rich mahogany interiors and velvet carpets add to its high-end charm, while its high-tech in-house screening room and Cellar Bar restaurant ensure you will never tire of its facilities. When it comes to grooming, we highly recommend the wet-shave; it usually needs to be booked weeks in advance.
David Mallet, Paris
Often referred to as the best hairdresser in Paris, David Mallet has been recognised by iconic publications ranging from French Vogue to Vanity Fair. More focused on privacy than exclusivity, the salon caters to both men and women and has seen the likes of Sharon Stone and Bianca Brandolini pass through its doors on more than one occassion. Aside from his celebrity clientelle, Mallet is famed for working on flagship campaigns for Dior, Givenchy and Lancel.
The boutique salon sits in a 17th century Parisian apartment, offering by-appointment consultations and treatments. For the ultimate in luxury, opt for the renowned caviar hair treatments; it’s particularly good for moisturising dry roots.
Barber & Books, Stockholm
Founded by Hakan and Catarina Ström after finding inspiration in a small Harlem barbershop, Barber & Books combines the traditions of a downtown salon with the quaint charm of an independent bookshop. Focusing on quality treatments for men, the intimate establishment sits at the heart of the Swedish capital and offers rejuvenating therapies ranging from Old English Towel Service to wet shaves and haircuts.
With a relaxed atmosphere and an interior reminiscent of the vintage 1920s, there’s a homely, friendly feel to the place, while the hand-picked books are sure to keep you entertained. Its truly a unique pampering hotspot for men, and not one to miss.
Rossano Ferretti Hairspa, Beijing
Bringing the art of hairdressing to China, in collaboration with L’Oreal, Rossano Ferretti boasts 20 salons spanning exclusive locations across the globe. From The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore to the Four Seasons Milan, it’s a leading luxury brand that aims to provide the ultimate in haircare and pampering services.
Decorated in a monochromatic colour palette with black crystal chandeliers, plush leather seating and an exclusive range of top-notch hair care products, the Beijing branch is among the most opulent. Hairdressers flown in from Italy are each trained in Rossano’s signature technique, offering an innovative insight into the world of hair styling.