With the exception of David Beckham’s sarong, we have nothing against the idea of the New Man.
However, there are times when old school ways are best.
Today’s reassuringly traditional Big Deal is with Leo’s Turkish Barbers in the West End. They are offering an open blade shave; soothing face mask and sharp haircut – it’s the ultimate gents’ grooming experience.
Now, we’re not going to get all John Wayne on you and start talking about being a man’s man but let’s just say that we’re pretty sure that if Mad Men’s Don Draper lived on Dumbarton Road then he would use Leo’s to maintain his rugged good looks.
Staffed by experienced barbers, the popular West End salon specialises in open blade shaves. If you haven’t had one then they are a real luxury and they deliver a super smooth finish.
Forget all the guff about multiple blades shaving close. For a really smooth finish, it has to be a hot towel shave with an open blade.
It’s a really relaxing treat and not one to be rushed. Shaving every morning can be a drag but a hot towel shave is a luxury grooming experience.
Add in a crisp haircut plus a soothing facial mask and you’ll emerge from Leo’s feeling as dapper as Draper and looking twice as sharp.
With extensive opening hours, including Sundays, Leo’s makes it easy for you to fit a shave and a haircut into your schedule.