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SpaQ Barber Shop: Making the Man

Posted on: 05 June 2013

The unique spaQ concept at the new QT Sydney hotel is designed to cater to the needs of the modern urban man.

Set in the historical Gowings building in the Central Business District (CBD), spaQ pays homage to its roots by reinstating the former department store’s traditional men’s barber service. While sitting in an authentic American barber’s chair, guests can experience a flawless shave with a straight blade, hot towels and face massage.

The barber also provides man-friendly facials and speedy services for gentlemen on the go, using products from Australia’s Uspa and Britain’s George Trumper.

SpaQ also accommodates men who like to keep their skin looking healthy and refreshed.  Treatments include massages, facial and scrub therapies using Uspa products, and a waxing service. Various treatment packages, including Weekend Warrior, are devised with men in mind.

Settle into the experience in spaQ’s complimentary Hammam-style steam and ice room.

The spaQ interior, designed by acclaimed designer Nic Graham, speaks to masculine tastes with a rich, dark colour palette. The six treatment rooms, relaxation room, and full amenity change room boast modern fixtures next to conversation pieces such as restored stained glass, heritage tiles, and wooden lockers recovered from World War II Japan.

About QT Sydney

The culmination of some hefty restoration work, the historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings in Sydney’s CBD have been artfully revamped to see the introduction of Sydney’s newest hip designer hotel, QT Sydney.

An eagerly awaited development, with the Gothic façades and features of the buildings carefully returned to their former glory, whilst inside the hotel possess cutting edge art and design featuring LED digital art, bespoke furniture and a strong use of bold colours makes clever interior design central to the hotel experience. And you can’t beat the location – it couldn’t be more in the heart of the city of it tried. The bowler hat lights are a favourite cheeky touch, but there’s a huge focus on art and design here. QT isn’t just about a place to lay your head.

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