Manchester will be home to the regions first, all in one grooming venue encompassing traditional barbering and male-only face & body treatments. King Street Grooming is the brainchild of Manchester-founded Inc & Co and will set up shop on renowned King Street in January 2022.
The brand will offer an unrivalled grooming experience, consisting of a barbers on the ground floor, and treatment rooms for a variety of male grooming and wellness therapies, on the first floor. Typically, when men look for treatments on the high street, the only options are beauty salons, which do not target or make men feel totally comfortable in the same way we will with King Street Grooming.
Gareth Rowan-Dylan, Managing Director of King Street Grooming, said: “We are delighted to be opening King Street Grooming, the first of its kind in Manchester. This unique male experience will bridge a gap that’s been missing in the market, which will allow men to be pampered in a masculine and comforting environment, all on Manchester aptly named King Street.”
King Street Grooming is part of Inc Retail and marks the first brand that will launch in grooming and wellness.
Dan Shaw, Managing Director of Inc Retail, said: “We are delighted to launch King Street Grooming, our 6th brand within the Inc Retail Group, continuing our growth across the retail sector and delivering on our mission to redefine the retail landscape. Our first male-only venue is designed exactly for our target market, and our customers will love what we have planned. King Street grooming is more than just a regular barbershop.”
The brand will fuse that of traditional barbers with a modern twist. The striking venue has a dark materials palette, including classic references such as feature wall shelving and fluted glass screens. This, paired with modern material accents and lighting features, gives the space an edge and an unmistakably cool identity.
The first floor is a tranquil space with a natural materials palette with warm subtle lighting features, planting and soft furnishings that set the treatment rooms tone for wellness.
Ben Perman, Creative Director of Inc Retail, said: “King Street Grooming aligns perfectly with Inc Retail’s strategy for focusing on wellness across our brands and for our consumers. Our focus was to create a brand and a space that celebrates traditional barber shops, whilst adding our own creative identity with contemporary features throughout. Our design ensures that wellness is at the heart of the King Street Grooming experience”.
King Street Grooming is a place for calm and rejuvenation for men. The new store will offer services such as wash, cut and styling, and beard grooming on the ground floor, along with facial treatments, waxing, lashes and brows, body treatments on the first floor, making King Street Grooming an essential wellness destination within Manchester.
More Than Grooming. A Place For Wellness.
About Inc Retail
Inc Retail is a home for exciting brands in the fashion, apparel, beauty and food & beverage sectors. We span the retail, franchise and wholesale industries. With a team of retail experts, designers, marketing managers and industry specialists, we nurture and help our brands to reach new audiences and connect with their customers with a deeper engagement. We constantly work with and invest in our brands to help them grow and evolve.