For men who take pride in their appearance and well being, regular facials and massages do wonders for the body and mind, while those men who are more aesthetically inclined may enjoy staying waxed and MANicured. This is our guide to the best grooming services of Melbourne, where you’re guaranteed to leave looking and feeling like a new man.
One For Men is, as the name suggests, a salon and spa designed strictly for men. They’ve gained quite a name for themselves, having appeared on television shows such as The Footy Show and The Bloc, and for good reason. They offer a wide variety of high-quality treatments from hair (cut, colour, shave, beard trim) to feet (pedicure, massage, exfoliation). Myopathy and sports injury massages are also available, for those more athletically inclined, while ‘victory showers’ and wraps cater to those just looking to chill. Melbourne CBD
While Stable Massage is a mainstay for Melbournian athletes, their deep tissue massages are also of great use to those who spend their days seated at the computer. They’re really the experts when it comes to remedial massages, sports and deep tissue massage, and myotherapy — though they do of course provide the far more relaxing Swedish massage if you’re looking to just relax. It’s located in a big Victorian mansion on St Kilda Hill, and handily one can also try acupuncture, Pilates, and naturopathy at other businesses on the premises.
Waxed is the best-known place for men’s waxing in Melbourne. In fact, it’s dedicated to waxing and waxing alone — besides spray tans, in which case their website promises not to turn you bright orange. Need your eyebrows, legs, body, arms, or ‘speedo region’ tidied up? They’ve got you covered. Waxed is affordable, they’re fast, and they know what they’re doing. Plus, 10% discounts are awarded to students who sign up for their ‘T Club’, too. Balaclava
Don’t be put off by the name — Miss Fox is a spa and salon that caters to both men and women looking to indulge themselves. One can try detoxifying mineral salt scrubs to boost circulation and soften the skin, soothing and detoxifying body wraps to relax and rejuvenate, aromatherapy massages, facials, and even ‘awaken rituals’. These ‘rituals’ can consist of massage from head to toe, feet exfoliation, relaxing facials, and scrubs, depending on which one you choose. Miss Fox offers men’s manicure and pedicures, as well as hair styling and beard trimming — all of which can be enjoyed with a single malt whiskey or a classic martini.
Melbourne’s Men’s Body Works have a hilarious claim to fame — being the “best at men’s Brazilians.” But their services don’t end there. They offer cutthroat shaves, long term hair removal, photo rejuvenation, hand and feet massages, spray tanning, and more. They also offer water treatments, which essentially involve having water jets aimed at every part of your body to reinvigorate your muscles while a therapist massages your head and shoulders. Richmond
Manhor calls itself the ‘one-stop-shop’ for men’s grooming, and indeed they offer it all: shaves, massages, haircuts, facials, body treatments, waxing, and so on. When dropping by for a shave, clients receive a mini-facial before a traditional cut throat blade shave, followed by scented hot towels and even a facial steamer. Worth trying is the Sensual Organic Skin Treatment — an exfoliating wrap that last 45mins for $95. Melbourne CBD
HÜD is nordic for “skin,” and so it makes sense that this luxurious clinic caters to all things dermatological. Their most popular treatments for men are Follicuzyme to treat folliculitis (otherwise known as ingrown hairs or shaving rash), IPL (intense pulsed light) to lessen dilated capillaries and sunspots, and Hydra Dermabrasion to fix lymphatic drainage and improve skin texture. They also offer very natural-looking brow-shaping, so that you don’t have to run around looking like John Howard, plus ‘Medi pedis’, which soften and remove dead skin from the feet.