Taking the world of grooming up a notch is the brand new barber shop at Marsa Malaz Kempinski , The Pearl Doha . A relaxation haven for gentlemen, FACT sent Badir Bechara to check out some of the treatments and services.

This is one for the guys; a salon dedicated just to men’s beauty and relaxation. The Barber Shop has opened its doors on the lower ground floor of Marsa Malaz Kempinski and boy is it taking personal grooming to a whole new level. This is the kind of place that is reminiscent of being a child and tagging along to the local barber shop with your father. As a boy you never really understand what all the fuss is about, but, now, as grown men, we get it! The Barber Shop is more than just a haircut or shave, it’s also about interior design and a place for men to be groomed. If you’re one of those guys who likes taking a trip to the regular barber shop, this new offering at Marsa Malaz Kempinski will be right up your street.

Located on the lower floor of this amazing property, The Barber Shop is the first ever male salon that Kempinski has opened. Open daily from 12noon until 9pm, it offers a variety of treatments, from manicures, to eyebrow threading, facials, waxing, haircuts and shaving. The Barber Shop really works in sync with the setting and ambience of this stunning hotel. There are dark wood touches, an elegant and masculine colour scheme, and the place is large and well-equipped with hair and nail stations and everything else you would expect at a luxurious barber shop.

Sahbe and Darin give me a little tour of the space as I settle in for a well deserved haircut and the ultimate barber shop experience. What I absolutely love, and something worth mentioning, is the old-school grooming style – using scissors. These guys sure have some skills! The most pleasant part of the experience was how fast the cut was, yet so precise. For the first time in the six years that I’ve lived in Doha, I experienced a genuine, local barber shop shave. And I was delighted with the outcome.

The professional attendants will make sure you leave refreshed, rejuvenated and looking at your best. Gentlemen, make The Barber Shop at Marsa Malaz your next destination for grooming, you won’t be disappointed.

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Hair stylist: Sahbe + Darin
Hair cut price: QR180
Shave: QR80 (Straight line shave)
Products used:
For hair – Loreal hair wax
For shave – Clarins gel and Energizing Clarins after shave

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GO: Call 4035 5555 or email spa .marsamalaz@kempinski.com for appointments and more information.