Pampered at Regal Grooming Lounge, Western Canada’s only men’s grooming lounge

I recently had the opportunity to visit Regal Grooming Lounge, Western Canada’s only men’s grooming lounge for an afternoon pampering session and I had no idea that I’d be in for such a great treat. This is not your ordinary neighbourhood barbershop. Upon arriving for my appointment, I was greeted warmly with slippers and a glass of scotch. That caught me by surprise and I knew that things would only get better from there. Regal offers a wide range of services, from haircuts to hot-towel shaves, to express facials and sports manicures. I opted for the Elite Package ($99), which includes a haircut, shampoo and style, hot-towel shave or beard shaping, and eyebrow shaping. For $50 more, you can go for the Regal Package, which includes all of the above, plus a facial and sports manicure. In the back of the shop, there’s even a bespoke tailor shop named Garrison, best known for being the official suit provider for the hit television show Suits.

Regal Grooming LoungeMy barber Ashley sat me down in her chair and we discussed what I wanted to do with my hair and my facial hair. She suggested that I trim my beard down to a goatee, take up my sideburns, and add more texture to my hair. I rarely rock a goatee, but Ashley was convinced that it was a good look for me. So I trusted her judgement and went with it. After my haircut, I had one of the most relaxing hair washes in recent memory. She conditioned my scalp with fragrant tea tree oil conditioner, which made my scalp cool and tingly. After shampooing my hair, Ashley sat me back down to proceed with a hot-towel shave. I have to say, I’m a big fan of hot-towel shaves and generally tend to be quite critical of them. And I have to say, Ashley did a fantastic job. Next, it was on to Kim for my eyebrow shaping. My eyebrows are generally pretty neat already, so she just did a bit of threading to tidy them up a bit more. Threading can be quite intimidating if you’ve never had it done before, but Kim definitely made me feel at ease. I picked up my freshly polished dress shoes, which received a new outlook on life, and left a very happy and well-groomed man.

Garrison Bespoke

Another unique offering is their membership services. For just $69 per month for an Elite membership, you can get unlimited haircuts, shampoos, and styles, complimentary shoe shining, and discounts on all other products and services. Tack on $20 per month and you can upgrade to the Regal membership, which includes everything in the Elite membership, plus unlimited beard shaping and trimming. I usually wait 4-5 weeks in between haircuts, but with this, I would definitely consider getting my hair cleaned up more often.
Regal Grooming Lounge is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 415 Hornby Street (at Hastings). The decor and design has been thought out for a very high-end, gentleman’s experience. I highly recommend them and I’m definitely going back for more pampering very soon. If you’re a man who’s looking for a nice relaxing escape, then I encourage you to visit them. It’s basically a man spa.
And fellas, we deserve it.
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