The Barber Shop in Doha tested
Tom Stephenson gets a masculine manicure and feels perfectly pampered Discuss this article
If your hands need a little love, then The Barber Shop’s Express Manicure is a quick, easy way of tidying them up with a speedy clip, file, buff and moisturise.
Step by Step
We are first shown to an unbelievably comfortable armchair where our manicurist, Rona, walks us through what the manicure includes and asks whether we have any specific requests. Our nails are filed and clipped before being soaked. The usual manicuring process is followed, and particular attention is paid to pushing back and trimming our cuticles. It ends with a hand massage, using refreshing citrus-scented oils.
Our hands feel properly clean and smooth, and look refined. We’re also surprised to find that the treatment has had quite a relaxing effect – we could easily have sat through 25 more minutes.
It’s as speedy as the name suggests. Perfect if you’re short on time; you could even stop by during a lunch hour. The staff are all clearly experienced and the detailed information they provide is useful for first-timers.
Its main pro can also be a con: it seems to end just as you’ve started to enjoy it. If you have the time, it’s worth opting for the longer Citrus Spa Manicure, which lasts around 45 minutes.
QR70 (25 min). Open daily 9am-9pm. The Barber Shop, Four Seasons Hotel Doha, West Bay (4494 8855).
Time Out Doha,
- Abu Hamour(1)
- Al Sahafa District(1)
- Bin Mahmoud(1)
- Dammam Corniche(1)
- Doha Port(1)
- Freej Kulaib(1)
- Freej Abdul Aziz(1)
- Jabal Akhdar(1)
- New Al Khulaifat(1)
- New Al Rayyan(1)
- North Corniche(1)
- Ras Abu Abboud(2)
- Rawdat Al Khail(1)
- The Pearl-Qatar(2)
- Umm Ghuwaylina(2)
- Umm Lekhba(2)
- West Bay(37)
- West Bay Lagoon(8)
Most viewed outletsAll outlets
Our favourite features
Best dishes in Doha Delicious desserts, fantastic fish, luscious lobster and more amazing meals
Best things for kids to do in Doha The best things to do with kids in Doha. Family fun ahoy!
23 top nights out in Doha Brilliant parties at top Doha nightclubs, bars and lounges
Best shopping in Doha New malls, bargain finds and independent boutiques in Doha
Where to eat in Gulf Mall Nine spots to eat at on your next shopping trip to Gulf Mall in Doha
38 best things to do in Doha Your time in Qatar isn’t complete until you’ve had these experiences
Best takeaways in Doha 27 reasons to dine in your own home at breakfast, lunch and dinner
Budget restaurants in Doha 15 reasons to ditch five-star dining in favour of pocket-friendly food