Think salon treatments are just for women? Studies show that’s no longer true.
A study by the market intelligence agency Mintel showed that almost half (47 percent) of young men in the United Kingdom had had a spa, in-store or beauty salon treatment in the past 12 months, up from 33 percent in 2015.
Modern Salon Media recently conducted a comprehensive study on men’s grooming, which found that a trip to a salon for a haircut includes a wash and blowdry for 83 percent of men.
Twenty two percent of professionals said a men’s cut at their salon includes shaving the neck with a straight razor.
And they report that their salons/barbershops charge an average $28.30 for a men’s cut. Forty-four percent of men get their hair cut at a barbershop, followed by 32 percent at a salon.
And what kind of things are they having done? Readers Digest lists several grooming treatments all men should be getting, including:
- Eyebrow waxing and tweezing — Men should ask their hair stylist to trim their eyebrows when they go for a haircut, and should consider eyebrow waxing if they have a unibrow.
- Professional lowlights — Lowlights are recommended if your hair color is beginning to fade. You can get lowlights to blend in gray.
- Spa facials — Professional facials once a month purify your pores and remove blackheads, flaking, and ingrown hairs.
- Mani/pedis — Pedicures eliminate dry, dead skin from the soles of feet, and manicures prevent hangnails.
- Body hair grooming — Men with a hairy back, chest, arms, or torso may want to consider professional waxing.
- Collagen treatments — Collagen hair treatments treat thinning hair.
- Facial hair grooming — Facial hair grooming can be done in a salon or at home. Don’t forget to get a nose and ear-hair trimmer.
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