A cursory glance at Manifesto’s Instagram account and you soon get the sense that there's a lot more to be had than a quick short back and sides at this new men's-grooming salon. The sleek new enterprise, which has just opened its doors on Leather Lane, has spawned from a collaboration between Corrado Tevere, the creative director behind the reputable Radio Salon, and Mikey Pearson, who brings his celebrity and session grooming credentials to the partnership.
The interior is flooded with matt black and teal, and has all the appeal of a suave saloon. The dangling light fixtures that are suspended at eye level accentuate the low-lit bar ambience. All rather fitting considering ‘The Dandy’ package promises a complimentary glass of whisky to accompany your beard trim, shave, cut and head massage.
Cool, calm and understated, the ‘manifesto’ behind this parlour is to emulate the mood of the modern metropolitan man; whose distinctive style is matched by his artistic sensibility.
In keeping with the salon’s philosophy that hair is an extension of our identity, the black-clad shelves are lined with an array of products, ranging from hair brand Bumble and Bumble to organic skin care brand Haeckles and BLYSZAK sunglasses.
With a plethora of pampering practices to choose from, Manifesto offers all the necessary services for the man with a discerning eye for style, while the laid back minimalist interior provides a welcome retreat from the congested streets of the city.
The wide range of tailored treatment plans on offer means that prices vary accordingly. Shaves and beard trims start at £20 and haircuts from £45.