If you drive down 7th Avenue towards Parkhurst, you might see signs for “Hines & Harley” on the right-hand side – a haven for men in the midst of busy Joburg and an even busier life. Not only do they include a variety of grooming treatments, but you can also enjoy a whisky, brandy, cold drip coffee or beer while you have your trim, beard shape or shave.
I whisked my husband off for an afternoon of birthday pampering and was rather smug at the fact that I had found something that he would actually like and not just a new pair of PJs or something for his bike. (Can you tell that we’ve been together for 18 years?) And he LOVED it – not only the fact that he could enjoy having a much-needed pedicure without being looked at by 15 other women but the fact that all treatments are focussed on men – their very specific skin, hair and stress points, in particular.
I had originally booked him in for a haircut, beard shape and facial, but once there, he decided to swap the facial for a Thai massage. No problem – they happily accommodated the change with, and also recommended an add-on reflexology treatment. It was there that he also first discovered cold-drip coffee, an absolute must for coffee lovers during the hot summer months. I deeply suspect he may have also tried a whisky – when in Rome, and all that.
Apparently, he was also impressed with the products on offer, especially their TheraVine MEN Range that was developed in Stellenbosch. Not only are all products filled with anti-oxidants and hydration, but the range also include anti-pigmentation products that are excellent for men with darker skin! Other brands include the London Grooming Company’s excellent beard and hair styling products, as well as the popular Kevin Murphy. Plus. word on the street is that Hines & Harley will soon launch their very own range of products: beard balms and oils, a beard wash, moustache wax, shaving oil and aftershave. All products will be 100% organic and made right there on their premises!
Other exciting developments include their very first training workshop in April when they will teach their specific shaving, beard shaping and hair cutting approach with anybody who wants to learn! Plus, their talented team now includes Kieran Lotze, a specialist massage therapist and personal trainer for guests who require a sports massage and wellness advice!
My husband is officially a fan. Apparently, the haircut was one of the best he has had, and the beard trim was both luxurious and a new favourite. He also really appreciated the fact that Hines & Harley is located in an old house and not in a Mall – something that is especially good after a massage.
I was DELIGHTED that he enjoyed it, and even more so that I had managed to find a gift that he could both use and enjoy. Needless to say, I will be purchasing a few more gift vouchers from them in future, and thoroughly recommend this as an option for Father’s Day in June!
For More Information
Address: 25 7th Avenue, Parktown North
Tel: 011 026 7637