Three of the best: Barbershops
A close shave
The classic, old school barbershop is enjoying a cool, retro revival. Here are three global names you need to know. The crème de la shaving crème, if you will...
MOSCOW - Mr. Right
Devised by two Russian journalists, editor of the magazine Robb Report Alexander Rymkevich and head editor of Yachts, Buro 24/7 Russia columnist Alexander Kulish.
1. Mr. Right offers beauty treatments and massages, a sauna and a main hall with a variety of vintage décor items.
2. Interior detail: a vintage chair from the 1970s, purchased from a private collector, a huge collection of shaving and skin care items from American Crew and Truefitt & Hill, plus men's accessories (such as Smart Turnout watch with interchangeable straps) and paintings of bearded bikers.
3. Buy a gift certificate. The most popular package service is called 'King for a Day' and includes a firm massage with a beverage as well as a 'Royal Shave'.
NEW YORK - Fellow Barber
Recently opened in mid-September, the barbershop Fellow Barber, is the fifth project by Sam Buffa. The shop's interior glass panels are designed to look like a New York pharmacy from the 1960's.
1. Fellow Barber has gathered its staff from the best barbers in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
2. Services start at just $15.
3. In the backyard there is an annexe called the 'Buff Oasis' (probably because they grow fresh flowers and trees in there), as well as benches and a coffee table. After a treatment, clients are sent there to chill.
Fellow Barber in NYC
LONDON - Truefitt & Hill
British barbershop Truefitt & Hill was founded in London in 1805, by William Francis Truefitt. Hairdresser to the Royal Court, Truefitt had the monopoly on luxury cuts for men. So much so that he began to manufacture products under his own trademark.
1. In 1995, Truefitt & Hill London moved to Old Bond Street. During this time the company opened barbershop branches in Chicago, Las Vegas, Toronto, Beijing and even Kuala Lumpur.
2. The salon is open daily from 8:00 am to 17:30 pm, except on Sundays. In addition to regular services they sell products: shaving brushes and tools, foam, lotions, perfumes and shower soaps.
3. The average cost here depends on the number of procedures. The classic and comprehensive Truefitt & Hill Grooming Experience, for example, costs one hundred pounds. This includes shampoo, cut, traditional wet shaving and a manicure. A mere adjustment of your whiskers however, should not exceed ten pounds.
Truefitt & Hill in London