Grooming for men: How to look sharp

Professional men, find your executive edge. Our guide to pin-sharp treatments for movers and shakers

Dubai offers a plethora of men’s spas for those chasing a higher level of professionalism. Urban Male Lounge (UML) knows that young executives not only take pride in attention to detail and look for a certain finesse, but seek to relax away from their intensive working lifestyles. So the sleek male grooming lounge
has come up with a specific treatment list for the working man. We take a closer look…

The Associate
This quartet of treatments delivers a professional haircut, therapeutic head and scalp treatment and a hot lather shave.
Dhs205 (60 min).

The Player
Relax in a comfortable recliner chair for a manicure and pedicure. Top it off with a 30-minute de-stressor back and neck massage to release your aches and pains.
Dhs345 (60 min).

The Snappy Dresser
Designed for the city slicker just in time for weekend fun. Combine a gentleman’s shave with a manicure and pedicure, and leave ready for a night out.
Dhs415 (60 min).

The CEO
For head to toe professional pampering, this is a great all-rounder for those with a little more time on their hands. Enjoy an Ultimate UML shave, hot stone therapy for hands and feet, a facial and sports massage. A necessity for any well-groomed exec.
Dhs1,075 (180 min).

Chairman of the Board
An all-inclusive package for all your grooming needs in one go. Get the Ultimate UML shave, manicure, pedicure, bee sting facial and Swedish massage, and be a force to be reckoned with at the next board meeting.
Dhs1,170 (240min).

Precinct Building 2, DIFC, www.nstyleintl.com/uml (800 865).


More grooming spots for guys to try

Chill Salon
The brand-new branch of this hairdressing salon, now open at the InterContinental Dubai Marina, has a dedicated gents barber shop.
InterContinental Dubai Marina, www.chill-salon.com (052 428 3225).

Cool Aroma Gentlemen’s Spa
Try a range of treatments from paraffin pedicures and deep-cleaning facials to four-handed massages. A tip-to-toe care package (massage, facial and hand and foot care) will set you back Dhs890 and four hours of your time.
10th Street, Oud Metha, www.coolaromaspa.com (04 370 9706).

Jazz Lounge Spa
Head here for all your pampering needs. Throughout August, on Mondays, get a free beard and moustache trim or ten minute face massage when you book a haircut and blow-dry (Dhs75).
Umm Suqeim Road, www.jazzloungespa.com (04 345 0036).

How to be an urban male

What exactly constitutes the modern man? Is it the dapper style of David Beckham? The casual, stubbly quality of Ed Sheeran? Or the slick, suited stance of Daniel Craig? No matter your preference, the Urban Male Lounge has a variety of treatments to keep you spick and span.

Hole in One
Sit back and enjoy a nourishing mani-pedi to rejuvenate and restore your skin, with a green tea and mint sea salt hand and foot soak. Top it off with an intense moisturiser to heal your dry, cracked skin.
Hands Dhs160 (60 min), feet Dhs180 (60 min).

The De-stressor
Escape the office for a lunchtime pick-me-up and get an upper back, neck and scalp massage to release all the tensions of a hectic day.
Dhs60 (15 min), Dhs100 (30 min).

Bee Sting Facial
There’s been a buzz about this treatment – a natural alternative to botox and the first product of its kind. This unique man facial has been specially created using natural and organic ingredients, combined to work in synergy for an instant anti-ageing effect, leaving you looking and feeling instantly younger.
Dhs520 (75 min).

The Cut
Simply a wash, cut and dry.
Dhs95 (30 min).

The Hot Lather
Foaming lather, the closest of shaves and a soothing face massage make this an everyday essential.
Dhs55 (20 min).

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