Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ted's Grooming Room - #TedonTheStrand

If you read this blog on a regular basis you will possibly have seen back in October of last year that I had a grooming changing experience thanks to those lovely people at Ted's Grooming Room after visiting their Holborn Branch. Fast forward to a wet evening in March and after being invited to the launch of their tenth store just off The Strand in central London I had the chance to once again be pampered and groomed.


Ted's Grooming Room - #TedonTheStrand

The new store is located at 19 Lancaster Place, Charing Cross, London, WC2E 7EN and opened for business on 10 March. 

Offering a walk in service like the other Ted's Grooming Rooms this one has a television theme (it being located close to former BBC offices). For those not familiar with the offer from Ted, this is what they say about themselves here:

‘Ted might be a colourful character, but he has always been struck by the stars of the silver screen. Ted's Lancaster Place Grooming Room is a stone's throw away from the original home of the BBC, and is inspired by the dapper dandies of television's golden era. The slick suits and razor sharp side partings of those bygone years may seem remote but one thing's for sure; a visit to Lancaster Place will have you ready to step out onto any red carpet.’

Ted's Grooming Room - #TedonTheStrand

Ted's Grooming Room - #TedonTheStrand

Ted's Grooming Room - #TedonTheStrand

Ted's Grooming Room - #TedonTheStrand

So, after being invited to attend for a complimentary treatment my trusty sidekick (sorry Ben) and I ventured through the pavement hordes of tourists and made it to be greeted by the lovely Clodagh. 

Knowing that I would be attending I decided to offer up something of a challenge and left my beard for five weeks (the brow had been left for months). This left me looking frankly awful in the old face department and in need of some serious grooming treatments. Originally I opted for the Full Ted, but with a busy press day and with time quite limited I instead took the advice of my barber and had my hair tidied up around the back followed by a beard trim. After that had been done I then sat back, gritted my teeth and had the bushy brow (there was only one brow as it had joined again) threaded.

The pictures speak louder than words. I basically hated the way I looked before I entered and within 45 minutes I had been transformed and looked (in my opinion) highly respectable and dare I say it, much sharper. Hey, maybe even a little dapper!

Ted's Grooming Room - #TedonTheStrand

Considering that my hair had only been tidied, after styling (without what looked like minimal effort) it actually looked like I had new hair. It was awesome, I just wish I could style it like this as easily as my barber did it!

This is my second visit to a Ted’s Grooming Room and on the night it was nice to see so many faces that were familiar, including T who was the first person to ever rip my eyebrows from my face. Far from being a pretentious barber that costs the Earth and treat you like a cash cow you can have a laugh and joke with the barbers and best of all, leave looking and feeling like a million dollars. 

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As an aside, nobody told me that threading hurts a lot more the second time you have it done! 

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24 comments:

  1. I think you should practice doing your hair like that, though I do love the beard x

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  2. It's the same for girls to be honest, we get hair goals from hairdressers and then struggle to recreate the look ourselves. :D

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  3. Sounds like a great place to go. Not sure if they have one in Scotland as my hubby would love that. As for threading I don't find that painful, waxing however ouch!

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  4. Ooh that place looks great! I'd love to treat my OH to something like that - not sure we have anything like that near us.

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  5. My husband loves this kind of things although I've never persuaded him to have his brows threaded before.

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  6. They certainly seem to be branching out. I'm not sure my husband would be persuaded though as I am the one who cuts his hair!

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  7. It's the same with me when I see my hairdresser, can never get it to look the same. Sounds like a great place.

    www.beautybykaris.com

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  8. He he..yes certainly dapper after. ;) This reminds me I need some pampering too!

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  9. He he..yes certainly dapper after. ;) This reminds me I need some pampering too!

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  10. I had my mono threaded and it was ace. I think I will look into something like this for Fathers Day as he would LOVE it

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  11. The place looks lovely and perfect for pampering visit.

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  12. What a great sounding place and a lovely pamper session. As a girl I go for the easy long hair do nothing styling as I can't be doing with messing with short hair. Good luck with recreating the look yourself.

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  13. Ooh the decor looks fab! Sounds like a great experience, too :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  14. You look very well groomed :) I'd love to send my other half here x

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  15. You look so different in your before and after photo! It looks like a really funky place to visit as well, would love to treat my other half to this.

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  16. You look fab. I need to find somewhere for hubby to go as the current hairdresser mucked his hair up

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  17. What a great place for a treat, they did a great job on you! Will have to remember this for my OHs birthday!!

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  18. Love the decor and it looks like they did a great job.

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  19. Love the after picture, looking very handsome! Fab place too, the decor looks great x

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  20. Loving your posing face Steve! Hehe. This sounds like a fab place for you guys, and the decor looks amazing :)

    Louise
    With love from Lou

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  21. I can safely say I have never seen you looking worse (before visit) but better after. they are truly miricle workers! but you should have taken a friend called bill for a more excellent adventure! x

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  22. That place is so quirky, I love the design of it. I've never tried threading but have heard just how much it hurts x

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  23. What a lovely treat for you - I'm not sure my other half would enjoy ith though x

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  24. I think it's great when men can go have a little pamper (in a blokey way)! Great post! :)

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