South Yorkshire’s only male-orientated studio has the modern man in mind, offering a full range of treatments and aesthetics.
The male grooming industry has increased exponentially over the last ten years and is now worth in excess of £500million in the UK alone. It seems men are not only interested in their beards and hairstyles, many are now more accepting of fragrances, skin and body care products as well as treatments and aesthetics.
Barber shops have also changed dramatically in recent times with many now offering much more than a cut; services can now including wet shaves, eyebrow treatments, facials and more. But what if you want to take things that bit further and maybe treat yourself to a massage, body scrub, waxing or even aesthetics? Although many female-orientated salons offer such treatments for men, it can be an intimidating and often judgmental experience.
So, what if you could have access to all these treatments - and more - in a cool, comfortable, inclusive environment? This is where Spirit of Man comes in. Opening in January, the Sharrow Vale Road studio has the modern man in mind, offering a full range of treatments and aesthetics as well as hair replacement.
“Spirit of Man was born to help guys reach their full potential with grooming, skincare, haircare and facial aesthetics,” said owner Jonathan Collins, who is Harley Street-trained and fully insured. “We specialise in a range of treatments for guys who take pride in their appearance and like to look after themselves. We’re experts in male physiology and aesthetics, as these are completely different to females. It’s vital when providing services for male clients that the practitioner understands the male aesthetic.”
After all, why should girls have all the fun?
The masculine space, which is South Yorkshire's only male-oriented studio, has three treatment rooms offering a full range of treatments including three types of male facial - super hydration, deep cleanse and skin sensitive - as well as three different types of Swedish full body massages - deep muscle release, stress release, and the sleep inducer.
Spirit of Man offer eyebrow shaping and brow and lash tinting as well as male manicures and pedicures, of which there are two types: the ‘Basic’ is for the guy who wants his hands to be smartened up with tidy clipped nails and cuticles, while the ‘Top Guy’ adds extras including a hand/arm or foot/leg massage and hot wax/oil treatments to suit your needs.
Male waxing - or manscaping as it is commonly known - is another growing market and at Spirit of Man you can have your body hair shaped and removed in a private, comfortable space.
The studio also offers body scrub and spray tan treatments and will be launching ‘Mini Spa’ packages, as explained by Jonathan: “Tired, stressed, and in need of some TLC? Book yourself a mini spa. We have three levels – Bronze, Silver, and Gold. These packages are designed for you to spend a little time with us, have some treatments and leave us feeling refreshed, and ready to take on the world.”
To complement the grooming treatments, Jonathan is also offering aesthetic treatments including dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle treatments, micro/skin needling and skin peels.
“As we age, our strong facial muscles create deep wrinkles around the eyes and forehead,” said Jonathan. “These lines make us look older, but we can do something about them. Guys don’t want lineless faces. It’s not a natural look. We treat these lines and soften them, so you still look natural and and no one will know you have had treatment.”
Joining Jonathan at Spirit of Man is Lisa Burgin, who is a specialist in hair replacement. This non-invasive treatment is the most advanced non-surgical hair replacement on the market for men suffering with hair loss and can not only make you look years younger but can boost your confidence too.
“We take hair loss seriously, and understand first hand the impact it can have on your life and confidence,” she said. “If hair transplant surgery isn’t for you, we have another solution.
“Our hair systems are undetectable and fit into your lifestyle. This means that you don’t have to change any aspect of your daily life. Whether you go to the gym, swimming, or live an active lifestyle, your hair is part of you and works with you.
“We have different systems to suit all clients needs. No needles or costly surgery. You have the choice to choose the style that you once had, or always desired.”
If you’d previously thought twice about aesthetics or grooming treatments, hesitate no more, Spirit of Man is inviting men to take steps into ‘revealing a better you’.
“Ultimately it’s about looking good, feeling good and taking some time out for yourself in a comfortable, welcoming environment,” concluded Jonathan. What are you waiting for?
Spirit of Man
278-282 Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield S11 8ZH
Tel: 0114 442 4699