The Spa and Barber at Alfred Dunhill

Mayfair

You may feel a little self-conscious approaching the rather grand Bourdon House, home to luxury brand Alfred Dunhill’s flagship store, but a calm, unpretentious welcome makes you feel as though you’re a member of an exclusive men’s club (which, incidentally, is just what occupies the other half of the building). Step through clouds of cigar smoke on the Cellar Bar patio, up the plush carpeted staircase, and into the barbershop where everything is exquisitely done yet reasonably priced. Very ably run since 2011 by Colombian-born Jay Anaya, it’s a perfectly masculine and discreet small studio where you can have your hair primped and coloured in privacy. There is a full grooming package on offer from manicures to massage, but it’s the wet shaves and cuts that are most popular. So popular, that you need to book weeks in advance – there are only three chairs, and Jay is the only fulltimer, though he has part-time assistance. The service is impressive – personable, skilled and versatile – with contemporary styles on offer as much as classic, sober cuts more befitting a Mayfair hedge-fund manager. A spa area offers treatments for men and women if you need the full service, and the Cellar bar does a brilliantly spicy Bloody Mary, delivered to the barber’s chair. Most of the customers might be rich Mayfair menfolk, but the barbers’ is open to all, and is excellent value for such individual service.

Haircut, £50; wet shave, from £40.

 

Venue name: The Spa and Barber at Alfred Dunhill
Contact:
Address: 2 Davies St
London
W1K 3DJ
Opening hours: Open 10am-7pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Bond Street tube

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Tim

Great service by Jay at the Barber Shop on the first floor. This is one of the least unpretentious yet classy places in Mayfair. Prices are fair, ambiance is warm and comfortable. I'll be back, regularly and often.

Anon

Best hair cut and deluxe shave in Mayfair. Jay the barber makes you feel so welcome and at home in the most traditional and luxurious surroundings Well done Alfred Dunhill i will be back but next time including a massage in the spa.