When we visualize self-care, what we often see is a woman enjoying a bubble bath, with a glass of wine in one hand and a good book in the other.
But when did self-care become simply about bubble baths? And when did it become a characteristically feminine luxury? We think it’s time to re-evaluate what self-care means, and KJ Barbers agrees.
At its core, self-care is establishing a set of simple routines or rituals that help you recharge and find balance for the sake of your own health and wellbeing.
KJ Barbers is the premium gentlemen’s barber shop trying to introduce small self-care practices to their clients. “Pampering” is not a bad word, and KJ Barbers owner, Josh Vas, says setting these rituals are just as important for men as they are for women.
“We found most of our customers didn’t know much about skincare until they had their first treatment with us. Usually they are coming in from a gift treatment purchase and after that they start coming in regularly for a treatment package rather than just booking the haircut by itself” Josh said.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a chaotic few years, contributing to greater levels of psychological distress among many South Australians. It’s essential that Aussies start to have regular conversations about self-care and mental health, including men.
Josh highlights the importance of having a positive environment for not only himself but also his clients. “I am proud when I look in to the barber shop and I can see the bond that the clients have with their barber. It’s great to have built a safe place where you can get away and have a drink in a positive boys environment which isn’t the pub” Josh said.
There’s no one-size-fits-all formula to self-care, but new small habits can lead to big changes.
KJ Barbers is committed to establishing a safe space for men to find solace and have access to exceptional skincare treatments alongside their barbering services.
“Treatments have really taken off at KJ Barbers. You can spend $45 on doing a basic haircut and beard tidy or you can upgrade it to a treatment for an extra $30 which includes eyebrow waxing, face wash, skin consultation, hair wash” Josh said.
Albeit small, taking care of how you feel on the outside can be that one self-care practice that leaves you feeling more relaxed, rejuvenated, and aligned.
Start your KJ experience with a freshly brewed coffee or one of their many adult-only beverages. Destress your afternoon with an espresso martini on tap, or perhaps a locally distilled gin, topped with dehydrated citrus.
As you take your first sip, select one of the many affordable packages, from a basic cut to the ‘KJ Royal Treatment’, which features a facial cleanse and massage, beard soak, head massage, hair wash and dry, and facial mask of your choice.
KJ Barbers offers a free skin consultation with every treatment, so they can help you identify any skin issues or concerns and recommend a routine that suits your skins needs.
Little things like this, as well as a listening ear, can go a long way.
If you’re not quite ready for the whole experience, KJ Barbers’ premium house-brand skincare range is also available for purchase so you can stay hydrated and moisturized at home.
Learn more about KJ Barbers online, or book now for your next luxury experience.
Find KJ Barbers at Shop 2/44-52 Hawson Avenue, North Plympton SA 5037.