If you’re under the impression that barbershops only focus on haircuts and beard trims, think again. Today, men’s salons in India have significantly raised the bar for grooming and skincare to meet the needs of the modern man. From regular styling for beards to manicures to facials and hair consultations, men’s salons in India are offering a range of treatments and therapies to rival those of their feminine counterparts. So whether you are looking to upgrade your grooming routine or just want to try an indulgent treatment, we’ve got you covered with this list of the best salons for men in India.
Jean-Claude Biguine brings years of French expertise in classic and nouveau fashion and hair styling, and is backed by a legacy that is synonymous with world-class quality services and an upscale salon experience. They’ve recently launched one of the biggest men’s grooming brand, American Crew, in their salons. In association with the brand, JCB has designed a unique Men’s Only Styling Station at their premium salons that offers an exclusive styling experience. The in-salon Trica Hair Clinic delivers speedy and effective hair and scalp treatments to battle hair loss, thinning, and other such concerns.
Cost: The price range for men’s haircuts starts from Rs 600 going up to Rs 2,200 exclusive of taxes.
Recognised as the finest gentlemen’s barber and perfumer in London, Truefitt and Hill, has curated the best grooming services for their distinguished clientele for over two centuries. Vintage-style charm is its trademark. You don’t have hairstylists here but good ol’ barbers who are true masters of cutting techniques, but nothing is ordinary once you enter the blue door. Seeking the perfect haircut? The procedure begins with a private consultation, where the master barber assesses the structure and movement of the hair before suggesting a cut that will complement one’s distinct style. A favourite of British aristocracy, some of the most iconic services here are the Royal Shave and the Royal Haircut.
Cost: Royal Haircut: Rs 2,200, Royal Shave: Rs 1,900
Located on Janpath Road in Lutyens Delhi, The Imperial New Delhi is one of the capital’s most iconic hotels, and housed in this historical property is the Imperial Salon & Spa, whose exclusive, elegant, and relaxing vibe is perfect to rejuvenate your style and mood. The salon offers classical shaves with either soap brush, or an oil shave using L’occitance shaving oil. Their in-house brand, Sufi, made from the finest ingredients, is a vital part of facials, massage, manicures, and pedicures. Recently, they launched the new Apothecary Pedicure from France that offers a very high level of skin and nail care for the discerning client.
Cost: Haircuts start at Rs 1,100, and the mini Casanova facial is Rs 3,000 onwards.
In the heart of bustling Waterfield Road, Bandra, this new unisex grooming destination redefines luxury. Founder Sana Dhanani has focused on adhering to international standards of hygiene, and the salon has a wide range of bespoke luxury services for men, making it one of the best salons for men in India. For starters their ‘no double-dip’ policy allows men to get waxed (with no pain), and includes eyebrow threading, underarm waxing, abdomen waxing, and back, chest, and shoulder waxing. One can also choose from an in-chair head+neck+shoulder massage, or opt for a more classic deep tissue massage to relax those tight muscles. Along with personalised e-tablets, the holistic experience includes a gourmet food and drink menu and a host of reading choices to ensure that should you desire to multi-task and make most of your time here, you are spoiled for choices.
Cost: Services for men start Rs 1,200 onwards.
Bodycraft started in 1997 in Bengaluru, and today has 11 outlets along with teaching academies in Bengaluru and Mumbai. Their USP is services that are customisable to meet client expectations and budget. Experts in skin and hair care, the salon offers a complete solution for grooming needs, from haircuts to beard styling to stubble maintenance. They specialise in anti-ageing skincare treatments (Ainhoa Kronoage facial, Caviar facial, Dermalogica Age Smart, Non-surgical Micro Facelift) alongside clinical treatments that include PRP, HIFU, botox, and fillers. Brightening and tan removal for men are available too.
Cost: Haircut starts Rs 600 onwards; Hair colour services are Rs 1,400 onwards; Hair spa and treatments are Rs 1,200 onwards; manicure + pedicure is Rs 1,180 onwards
Gupta is a beauty enthusiast, always ready to unravel the journey behind the bottle. Drawing from her decade-long experience as a beauty editor at The Times of India and Verve magazine, this literature post graduate from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University, continues her tryst with beauty as she consults with brands on content and product development. Her blog immerses her readers into the luxurious universe of fragrances, wellness and skincare. Her articles have been featured in Vogue India, Harper’s Bazaar India, Femina and L’Officiel India.