MANKIND, NOW IN MELBOURNE
HEILAM CAUGUST 18, 2015
I was recently invited to Mankind located in South Yarra. Based on the popular Sydney Men’s Salon, the Melbourne store additionally offers barber services on top of specialised services such as waxing, facial treatments, body scrubs and massages.
The salon is clean and simple. On entry, the salon resembles a boutique barber shop with a small reception desk and a dedicated wall retailing skin and hair products. I particularly felt this was well planned because, depending on the male clientele, it tones down the potential embarrassment about men coming to a beauty salon to have services done. Private treatment rooms are located in rooms behind.
I had a facial and a haircut on my visit. The facial was very good with a treatment of cleansing, exfoliating and masque. The additional neck massage was amazing. Afterwards my skin felt fresh and renewed. The haircut was equally good with a simple cut and wash. Too often I have walked out of a hairdressers’ salon and felt the need to brush excessive amounts of hair product and restyle the newly cut do – thankfully this was not the case at Mankind. The cut and style was sharp and clean without looking too fussed over.
I was most impressed with the professional service from the staff and they really do make the experience at Mankind memorable. The team tailor their services to the needs of their clients and take the time to talk you through their recommendations and services.