Grooming and personal hygiene should always be one of a person’s basic priorities in their everyday life. One of the things I’ve noticed lately is that fancy schmancy barbershops have been appearing, targeting the more stylish and modern men of our generation.
One of the notable barbershops around lies in the heart of Makati, inside Somerset Millennium Hotel, along Aguirre street — John Barbers Groomers.
If you’re the type of guy who wants the chill yet sophisticated atmosphere, is place is definitely where you should be getting your haircut. The place oozes with understated class and finesse.
Aside from offering grooming services, this nook inside also offers tailoring services. Want a custom button down shirt or want to have your old one altered? Bring it here.
I failed to take a snap of this small but really brilliant feature of the barbershop: there are TVs behind their translucent mirrors. That means it’s double duty, you get to check your reflection, plus you get to watch your favorite teams in NBA just above your head.
The barbershop also boasts this amazing bathroom. Just look at it.
I know what you’re thinking: “So? Sure, it’s beautiful but I’m only just going to pee inside there, anyway”. Wrong! Yes you can pee, but you can also shower for a fee. The bathroom has everything you need to be 100% macho fresh again if ever you’re in a situation wherein you need to freshen up in the middle of the day… or maybe you just feel like showering because of the heat. That’s okay too.
Aside from getting a haircut, John Barbers offers massages too. Here’s Zed enjoying his.
And if you’re a girlfriend accompanying his boyfriend to some pamper day, fret not, they also offer services to ladies as well so don’t you worry about spending the next 2 hours sitting on the couch reading a magazine ’til your boyfriend is done.
I went for a hair spa and a relaxing foot spa, and wow. My hair was super soft afterwards.
The price list — pretty good for their premium services and the great place.
Here we all are with their clean cuts and my sleek, straight, soft hair.
All in all, I absolutely recommend John Barbers. Their services are great and the place is of equal great quality. If you’re a girl, bring your guy friend, boyfriend, or even dad and treat yourselves to a relaxing afternoon of grooming.
John Barbers — the perfect salon for the understated man.
Find them at Somerset Millennium Hotel Lobby • Aguirre St. Legaspi Village Makati. If you’re ready to make an appointment, call them at 887-JOHN (5646). They’re open 9am-9pm, all week. Do follow them on at @johnbarbers on instagram.