While some of the latest barbershops mushrooming up around Milan can’t veer away from the realms of traditional barbering fast enough, Mario’s Barbershop is doing the exact opposite. Immediately upon entering an interior that epitomises the traditional barbershop look’n feel, guys hunting for a unique male grooming experience will feel at home – or time-travelling back to early 20th-century London.
Beaming an age-old craftsmanship into the digital age at Mario’s, the founder Andrea Diaferia has created a pretty laid-back atmosphere without making you feel like you’re in a hyper-masc man-cave either. The idea behind the whole thing is as simple as it is charming – a salon for gentlemen. So, girls, bring your wanna-be dandy boyfriends there and get back a real gent – at least visually. I did so. Now I have a male supermodel at my fingertips.
Whether you’re looking for a good old-fashioned shave and vintage luxury toiletries or a cool haircut, Mario’s is the place to go. Be put at ease at the hands of the competent, charming staff or just forget about time for a brief moment. Coming here is about treating yourself to an experience lasting anywhere from 30 – 75 minutes, depending on the combination of services you choose. Simply put, a luxurious experience that goes above and beyond, with the use of a warm cloth and essential oils for a treatment that will also sooth your stressed skin.
So sit back, enjoy and let geniuses do their magic. @ Andrea – please make it unisex, us girls will love it!