I was first introduced to Nickel by my lovely manfriend in New York. The spa there is 4,500 square feet of plush, white and clean lines and is very, very popular with the boys.
Its London counterpart is much smaller but is hopefully set to revolutionise men's grooming in this country, offering everything on the menu from facials, manicures, pedicures to waxing back, sack and crack (yes that's really how it's listed). Their products, I have heard by good authority are 'amaaaazing' and start at only £10. Off you go boys!
There used to be a Nickel in San Francisco so I thought I would check this one out while visiting London for my birthday.
The staff is very friendly and was especially helpful with booking my appointment via email in advance, so I could avoid the international call. The spa is very clean and they use excellent products.
I had an 80 minute deep tissue massage, which was very good. He was very thorough and found some pressure points that other masseuses have not. Very friendly, chatted when chatted to, but maintained a peaceful experience throughout.
I was disappointed with the spa amenities though, but in hind sight I should have asked more questions when booking. I expected there to be a steam room and shower, which is what every spa I've been to has, to relax in before and after my treatment but there isn't one. There did happen to be a shower in the treatment room I was in, and I probably could have asked to use it, but I felt like the expectation was that I dress right away. I mention this only as a warning to other customers, not necessarily as a complaint against Nickel.
The spa is located in a wonderful part of London with lots of shops and restaurants, definitely worth getting to the area early and walking around before your treatment.
I've been to Nickel many times but have recently stopped going. Whilst the people at the front desk are lovely, you never know which beauty therapist you're going to get, it's so hit and miss and they have such a high churn of staff it makes the whole experience really impersonal. The last time I went there they completely ruined my eyebrows. I would avoid at all costs.
Nickel's attractive shop-front got my attention as a local to the neighbourhood, and was pleased to discover that the staff were as pretty and pleasant as the shop-front led me to believe! I've had some treatments there over the last year ranging from massages, dermabrasion and facials; not only have the treatments been thorough, personal and satisfying, my correspondence regarding follow-up's, appointments and enquiries about treatments/products has always been pleasant and efficient. I'm happy to recommend Nickel Spa.
Top quality all around the board
Serious skincare for men: Nickel is a skincare range and spa exclusively designed for men. No women allowed!
We offer massage, facials, waxing (including intimate areas), manicures, pedicures, IPL Hair Removal and tech treatments such and Anti-wrinkle injections. We also have a grooming store selling Nickel products - which are high performance, easy to use and give instant results - and other men's grooming brands.
In the heart of trendy Seven Dials in Covent Garden, the Nickel Spa is a unique proposition in the world of men's spas; presenting a relaxed, masculine, professional environment. We also offer treatments at Soho Gyms in Covent Garden.
So Nickel makes a spa visit for men as easy as going to the gym.
Established in 1996.
Founded in Paris in 1996, Nickel is a skincare range and spa exclusively designed for men.
The fifth Nickel Spa to open worldwide, the London spa offers 5 treatment rooms for no-nonsense, practical, spa services as well as an extensive range of male grooming products in it's ground floor retail area. In the heart of Seven Dials London, the Nickel Spa is a unique proposition in the world of men's spas; presenting a relaxed, masculine environment.
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