Jay Summers finds Hommage Atelier’s precision beard sculpture is fantastic for cultivating your face fuzz.
With beards at the peak of their post-Victorian popularity, Hommage Atelier’s Precision Beard Sculpture is a snip at just Dhs60. They promise that your beard will be trimmed, cut, shaven and styled to perfection by their master barber, who will use hot towels, shears and straight-edged razors to ‘deliver precise execution and immeasurable comfort’.
Step by step
Our barber, Sunil, escorts us to the chair, where we’re offered a complimentary hand massage while our treatment is carried out. He offers useful advice on what we can do at home to keep things looking tidy (apparently we have been shaping it incorrectly around the jaw, among other mistakes). After piquing our jealousy with pictures of fantastic facial hair, he expertly trims, fading towards the chin before shaping around the jaw. He shaves our neck with a razor before noticing some sensitive skin, to which he applies treatment. To finish, we are offered the choice between a hot or cold towel.
Our beard is neat yet as thick and full as when we arrived. The results last for a couple of weeks, after which we follow the advice on shaving around the jaw and trimming the ’tache to keep it tidy.
• It’s great value and very quick – perfect for a lunch-hour touch-up for the DIFC brigade.
• The great advice imparted by our barber is a bonus.
Dhs60. Hommage Atelier, Gate 3, DIFC (04 351 4876).