Everybody loves to be pampered, guys included. If you’re a modern man, this won’t be a surprise to you. Especially as the male grooming scene on Chapel is blowing up!
If you find yourself doing a ‘Chap Lap’ on Saturday morning in search of a place to #fixuplooksharp, I’m here to tell you where to stop off to look your finest.
Get jealous when the girlfriend heads out to get her mid-week facial or round of botox? Don’t be, because I’ve got just the place for you. Esq. founded by highly respected Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Andrew Ives, pride themselves on the importance of artistry when it comes to facial aesthetics for men. With a range of services from cosmetic injections & facials to hair regrowth & double chin reduction, it’s the place to address all those unspoken insecurities.
My recent skin consultation & treatment with Heidi was most impressive. After taking the time to assess my skin, her scientific knowledge was incredible, she almost knew too much! She tailored her facial to what was most beneficial for me, before offering a selection of skin products. Located in Pran Central, Esq. ensures men of all ages & at all stages feel confident in their own skin.
A smile is the hottest thing you can wear, right? So it’s important for your pearly whites to be exactly that – white. This is where Perla comes into play. Perla offer an exclusive teeth-whitening treatment using a peroxide free formula & LED light.
The studio sports a luxurious chrome interior, with recliner couches that you can sit back & relax in. Once completing your treatment, get some whitening strips to use at home. You’ll never need to ‘whiten’ those teeth for Instagram again!
The Bearded Man combines three of my favourite things; coffee, cuts & tunes. You’ll find yourself stopping at their ‘drive through’ window throughout the week purely to order a delicious brew. Cuts range from $20 – $50, with the option of a ‘little man’ cut if you’re a cool Dad with a cooler son. With a full DJ set-up & visiting artists, you never know what beats you’ll walk into.
This is where the expression Manscaping truly comes into play. Manhor do it all. Facials, haircuts, waxing & massage, Manhor’s a one stop shop.
They know how to do a package, a personal favourite of mine is their ‘Head To Toe’. For $190 you receive a 45min facial or massage, plus a manicure or pedicure. I know what you’re thinking, mani & pedi? Trust me, you’ll love it. They pride themselves on ongoing promotions, so it’s always worth picking up the phone or checking their website to see get the best deal for ‘scaping your manly parts.
Located in the heart of Greville St, Brother Wolf is not to be overlooked. A classic old school barber shop, with bangin’ hipster vibes. With awesome tunes & free flowing convo’, you’ll walk out with a new mate to go along with your new look. You’ll recognise Nas who’s fast becoming one of Australia’s most recognised barbers with a social conscience for his work on the streets.
‘Sip a beer, savour a whiskey, shoot the breeze’ is their motto. These guys are absolutely killing it, as evidence by the always full barber shop.
Who said guys have to miss out on premium skin products? Made by men, for men – Black Leopard Skin Care is leading the way in men’s skincare. Their premium product is created using the most advanced & scientifically proven hydration & anti aging ingredients. And while you may not want to admit it, we all get unwanted wrinkles. For $29 why not try & prolong your super smooth skin with their ‘anti-wrinkle eye cream’.
Located in the heart of Chapel Street, Tyson & the guys will give you sound advice on what your skin needs most. Sidenote – who knew black & purple went so well together?
If it’s royal treatment that you’re after, Kings Domain is the place to go – literally. The ‘Royal Treatment’ is an ultimate grooming experience, with a vintage shave & superior cut for $90. If that’s not quite within your price range then a classic $50 haircut or $20 shave is what you’re after.
World-renowned barber Joey Scandizzo & co-founder Aaron Chan has nailed the Old English gentleman club interior for Kings Domain’s third location. Jock & his fellow barbers will get a beer in your hand while giving you the freshest fade this side of the river. It also has the celebrity tick with elite sports starts dropping in, including Travis Cloke and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Easter in Chapel Precinct has lot’s on, lot’s open and lot’s of sweet sweet goodness.
Residents and traders of Chapel Precinct are invited to attend our ‘Coffee with a Cop’ morning at Pran Central on Tuesday 7 May (from 10 am to 11 am).
From 29 April to 17 May, BreastScreen Victoria is bringing their pretty in pink high-tech van to Princes Gardens, right near Chapel Off Chapel.
As our favourite city plays host to hundreds of local and international artists, Chapel Precinct’s Chapel Off Chapel and The MC Showroom will help to deliver a stellar line-up of laughs.
A guide to the best street art south of the river… Windsor edition. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop.
Street art in South Yarra? It’s not the first thing to come to mind! While Windsor & Prahran get the glory as the edgier sections of Chapel Street, people would be surprised by what South Yarra has to offer. In between high fashion retailers, are pieces of art that deserve mention. Here they are.
Grab a buddy, a pal, or even a BAE and get your brunch on!