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An Evening At Ted's Grooming Room

Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside
Photography by Rob Hawthorn

I was recently invited to Ted's Grooming Room to try out some of their treatments and services. They have eight locations in London but I decided to go to the one in Cheapside. This one is a little different compared to the other grooming rooms as it's actually located inside the Ted Baker store.

Ted Baker is already known to be razor-sharp in the fashion, fragrance and lifestyle worlds’ and now he’s earned his stripes in the grooming world too. The whole concept of the grooming room is based on the ancient techniques of the Turkish Ottoman Empire’s master barbers. I've actually been to a Turkish barbers years ago and I really love how they do everything.

The first treatment I started off with, was having my eyebrows threaded. I mean who wants a monobrow, not that I have one but it was nice to have it tidied up. For those of you who don't know threading is an ancient hair removal technique that uses a piece of string to remove hair by wrapping it around and pulling it out. I'm not going to lie but threading is an eye watering experience, it's so painful. However it is so satisfying once you see the results!

Next I had my haircut but it was so much more than a standard job. After washing my hair I received a really nice head massage followed by the cut itself. I was so happy with the job Selçuk did, he's a great chap. Afterwards in true Turkish style he flamed my ears quickly to burn any hair off and I was done.

Overall I enjoyed my evening it was a laugh (the guys at the Cheapside branch are really great) and who doesn't love being pampered a little. You can find Ted’s Grooming Room in nine London locations: Cheapside, Fitzrovia, Mayfair, Mortimer Street, Marylebone, Covent Garden, Soho, Ted Baker & Moore on Commerical Street and Ted’s Ottoman Lounge, exclusively in Holborn.

Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside
Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside
Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside
Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside
Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside
Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside
Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside
Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside
Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside
Ted's Grooming Room Cheapside

2 comments:

Alix Niyonkinzo said...

Every man need to take care of his grooming - and I can see you are all set ;-) Great post my friend.

/ Alix N,
@ www.acommonobsession.com

Salman Dean said...

Thank you so much Alix - it's appreciated!

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