A Guy's Guide To Manicures & Pedicures

A Guy's Guide To Manicures & Pedicures

Go-ahead men are wanting to take better care of their nails. The capital is responding with a growing number of destinations for them to do exactly that – in handsome surrounds with no fear of embarrassment. Here are six of the best places putting the man into manicure…


Owner Aldwyn Boscawen established Aldwyn & Sons when he was unable to find a place for a pedicure himself. His Fitzrovia salon now houses London’s first space dedicated solely to manicures and pedicures for men. The interior is old school, with burnished leather chairs and dark painted walls lending a distinctively masculine feel. There are three treatments including the ‘Gentlemen and Scholar’, which combines manicure and pedicure, and includes exfoliation and moisturising, as well as a luxurious foot massage.
Sharps Barber & Shop, 9 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2JF

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Long established as one of London’s finest barbershops, Geo F. Trumper offers discreet private booths for manicures and pedicures. The salon’s wood-panelled interior gives it a pleasingly old-world feel, while glass-fronted cases with rows of fancy aftershave bottles fill the room with hypnotising scents. Such elegance comes at a reasonable price too.
9 Curzon Street, Mayfair, W1J 5HQ

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Aldwyn & Sons
Aldwyn & Sons
Ned's Barbershop
Ned's Barbershop


This international award-winning spa in Mayfair provides a range of relaxing and lavish treatments designed to combat the effects of daily stresses and promote wellbeing. In a more modest, contemporary space, its extensive list of nail services runs from an Express Hand Treatment to an Advanced Foot Treatment. All use essential oils and some include a hand massage.
31a Bruton Place, Mayfair, W1J 6NN

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The Ned’s speakeasy-style barbershop is a suitably classy affair that invites busy City gents to swing by for luxurious Cowshed nail treatments. From the décor to the soundtrack, you can count on the Ned’s signature attention to detail and, of course, top-notch service.
27 Poultry, City, EC2R 8AJ

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Ned's Barbershop
Ned's Barbershop
Aldwyn & Sons
Aldwyn & Sons


For a no-frills mani-pedi, try Seven Garçons in Putney. It’s primarily a barbershop (a good one at that) but it now stretches to men’s nail care. The interior is dark and refined, and its prices are more competitive than you’ll find in the centre of town. Pedicures are offered in a private room, with a senior manicurist and an option for a soothing foot massage. 
32 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 2RX

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A Mayfair stronghold for everything related to men’s grooming, The Refinery has spent 20 years building a strong reputation for high-quality service in a stylish setting. Today, you can get just about any grooming treatment you can dream up. Its manicures and pedicures are designed to provide respite to ‘hardworking hands and feet’, exfoliating and buffing to get them looking good as new. This is an oasis away from busy working life, so be aware that phones must be turned off while you’re being groomed.
18 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, W1K 4QQ

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