Male grooming is booming: 5 London spas ideal for gentlemen.

It’s safe to say that the male grooming industry has been on a journey. Throughout history, men have paid differing levels of attention to their personal grooming. In the Victorian era, men took immense pride in their appearance, with carefully styled hair, facial hair impeccably groomed, and personal hygiene a priority. 

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However, this gentlemanly approach to grooming was quickly forgotten with generations to follow associating ‘manliness’ with laziness. Popular opinion became that grooming was a necessity for women, but for men, it was optional. Thankfully, over the last few years, this attitude has changed dramatically. Male grooming is booming, especially in the capital. 

Let’s take a look at 5 London spas ideal for gentlemen!

The ESPA at The Corinthia Hotel

When it comes to luxury, the Corinthia takes some beating. Their spa is spread over four floors and boasts an impressive 17 treatment rooms, a nail studio, a private Spa Suite, an indoor swimming pool, vitality pool, ice fountain, and private sleep pods, to name but a few! For men in need of some full-body TLC, we recommend their signature Back, Face and Scalp Treatment – a stunning combination of a deep muscle massage, a cleansing face treatment, and a blissful head massage.

Spa Mika at the Dorsett Hotel, Shepherd’s Bush

Over in West London, Spa Mika is situated at the top of the Dorsett Shepherd’s Bush Hotel. A host of available treatments are perfect for stressed-out men, including Bespoke Day Packages, Pan Asian Face & Body rituals, and Hot Stone Massages. Stay overnight for a truly relaxing experience.

The Bulgari Hotel Spa

For a more alternative experience, try acupuncture with David Peters at The Bulgari Hotel Spa. David is a highly-experienced Chinese medicine practitioner whose Contouring Facial is not to be missed. In this procedure, he uses a combination of tiny hinai-shin intradermal needles and Dermalux LED Light Therapy to stimulate cell renewal and collagen production, followed by a facial massage, facial cupping, and sculpting. It’s more fun than it sounds – we promise!

Nickel Spa

Had a late night out on the tiles? Try the Nickel Morning-After Rescue Facial, which aims to restore dry and dull skin to its former, night-before glory. They begin with a gentle face massage, followed by exfoliation with products picked for male skin types. This is followed by a face mask, moisturizer, and a revitalizing rescue gel. All for just 40 pounds, it’s not to be missed.

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Third Space

You can find Third Space in four locations across London – Soho, Marylebone, Canary Wharf, and Tower Bridge. There are a dedicated spa and pool, an array of relaxation areas, and a plethora of grooming choices for men. Men can enjoy manicures, pedicures, and waxes, as well the aptly named Gentleman’s Treat! Headed to the Third Space at Canary Wharf? Take advantage of their deep tissue massage express service, which lasts 25 minutes – perfect for the busy man on the go!

Grooming isn’t a sign of self-importance; it’s a sign of self-respect. It doesn’t matter what other people think! If you want to feel pampered, fresh and like the best version of yourself, treat yourself to a spa day.  

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