Got Beard Woes? Five Men Reveal Their Favourite Salons, Stylists And More

Bhavika posted on 28 November

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If you're very particular about your beard, struggle to keep your beard sharp, or are just lazy about giving growing it out a real shot, we have compiled a few well-groomed beards with recommendations on where their owners like to get it done.

Nikhil Sangha

Having experimented ample number of times with beard styles in the past, even going up to five changes in three months during his shooting schedule for the movie Neerja- chin strap, French beard, goatee, and more. Currently, he's stuck to one only, and for that he visits Freeda in Bandra West. It's a small salon, but they always have someone who is ready to attend to you. Another plus? It's very easy to get an appointment. It's a 10 minute job and they always have someone at hand.
He like to maintain the basic beard, for which he uses Maestro beard oil to settle the beard down. 
Salons

41, Roshni Building, Near Dilip Kumar Bungalow, Pali Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

Hitesh Pardeshi

Hitesh keeps his beard shaped regularly, and loves it long. The longer, the better. His go-to person for the beard is Pramod Thakur {call him on +918286434864}. He might not be good with conceptualizing and suggesting styles basis your face structure, but sure is great at replicating any look from the internet, quickly and with so much ease. His salon sits outside Sector 2 in Charkop, Kandivali West.

To keep his beard neat, Hitesh oils it regularly with almond oil and uses a special beard balm before going out. Yes, he washes it occasionally too.

Raylin

Raylin prefers going to Kings in Bandra. He chooses to keep a regular beard which is slightly thinner on the sides and longer down, and just needs to get it done once in approximately 10-12 days. It's your regular salon, that's not a fancy place, but they do a good job. It's absolutely amazing see these guys keep up with the changing trends and stay up-to-date with the newest styles that are in. But the best thing about them? They give an awesome 20-minute massage when he goes for his beard shaping and quick head shave. That makes it all worth it.

Vaspaan Dastoor

Vaspaan often visits the iconic salon Air-Cool that his grandfather used to go to. It’s an old-school, barber shop in Colaba that’s a little traditional – old, well-trained staff in white uniforms bustling about, each sharp as a tack but not very ‘with it’ with new looks. He gets a regular lining up and evening of the beard here from time-to-time and recommends them for their no-nonsense job. They always ask the customer what they would like but are also good at suggesting looks themselves.

It costs around INR 170 for his beard shaping. For keeping it, he uses beer shampoo two to three times a week, combs it and uses a moisturiser too.

Salons

Asiatic Department Store, Opp. Churchgate Station,Veer Nariman Road, Churchgate, Mumbai

Nabeel Merchant

Out of all the beard-makers {if that's even a profession}, Nabeel's beard-maker and keeper Shakeelbhai was the most praised.Shakeelbhai is a legend at a tiny salon called Morning Star. He trims and shapes Nabeel's beard like it's his canvas and he is the artist, and does his job real quick! e’s excellent at recommending different styles to you, and is pretty point blank when he thinks something won’t suit you too. Thank him from saving you from a potential disaster, maybe?

Despite the high praise, the price remains low between INR 100-150 a trim.