Keeping a beard in check or staying clean-shaven takes work but not at these topnotch establishments in Perth.
Gentlemen's Hair Lounge
Step into this plush sanctuary in Subiaco and you’ll feel as if you’ve entered a private men’s club, with leather chesterfields, warm timber floors and countertops displaying complimentary scotch or whiskey (you can choose a beer or “manly” cocktail if it’s hot; coffee if it’s too early). The Gentleman George package combines a hairstyling session with a head massage, peppermint hot-towel facial wrap and a traditional neck shave. Got some greys? Ask about the discreet blending service using American Crew products.
Crown Spa Perth
The Crown Towers in Burswood is home to the city’s most opulent day spa. Treat tired feet to a La Prairie Deluxe Pedicure, which features a soak, conditioning cuticle treatment and two-stage exfoliation before a hydrating foot mask and massage. Arrive early to spend some time in the Aqua Retreat, the onsite complex with a pool, steam room and men’s sauna.
In need of a top-to-toe tidy-up? Head to this temple of male grooming on Hay Street in the city. Every detail – from the offer of whisky, beer, coffee or soft drinks on arrival to the comfy armchairs and rich brown and black décor – is designed to put men at ease. A packed menu of topnotch haircuts, waxing, hot-towel shaves, hand and foot “detailing”, facials and massages is on offer, with some great packages for the man who wants a bit of everything.
Como Shambhala Urban Escape
You’ll feel your stress ebbing away the moment you enter this stylish sanctuary of calm at five-star hotel Como The Treasury. It’s open every day and there’s a special treatment list with men in mind. Try the Mankind Sodashi Facial, a deep-cleansing and exfoliating session using plant extracts such as cedarwood, lime and cypress that’s designed to restore balance to the skin and help prevent ingrown hairs.
The traditional hot-towel shave at this Northbridge barbershop kicks off with a massage using Proraso cream scented with eucalyptus and menthol and finishes with a cool towel compress and a splash of Turkish lemon cologne. It gets busy here – appointments are recommended – but the pool table and beer fridge mean that hanging out pre-treatment is no hardship.
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