by Mary Jane O Regan

Ten years ago, it would have been hard to convince the average man to use more than a single block of soap to look after himself from top to toe (who remembers soap on a rope?), let alone a root-boosting hair tonic, highlights or a back wax. Today, a daily personal care routine is becoming more the norm, with an avalanche of new, sophisticated grooming products and services launching every year. But although they are available, do we know what we are doing with them? Where could a man go for some solid advice? One such Mecca of male grooming can be found in our hometown of Cork.  We chatted with one of the proprietors Annemarie about her innovative business and plans.


Tell us about you and the team?

Just for Men (JFM) is much more than a barbers, we are a team of professional barbers, hair stylists and beauty therapists and a certified hair, scalp, and wig clinic.  We are ability friendly, wheelchair friendly providing a non-judgemental professional service to men and boys of all ages from the very first haircut throughout every major milestone in life.

At our men’s grooming salons, we offer the absolute best in men’s haircuts delivered by expert men’s barbers and hairdressers. Additionally, colour, highlights, grey blending, and perms. Luxurious traditional shaves and treatments including male waxing and hair removal, specialist skin treatments, manicures, and pedicures are also available. If massage is what you need, we have a comprehension menu of massage, hot stone massage, deep tissue, Indian Head, Reflexology, cupping massage, cupping therapy, and Shiatsu. Our aim at JFM is to offer the highest standards of service in a relaxing and informal environment. With decent tunes, intelligent chat, and a safe sterilised environment   – we promise that you will leave looking and feeling great. JFM are also a certified hair, scalp, and wig clinic (just for men). We understand that men feel on top form when they are properly groomed. However sometimes they do not get around to doing the small things that help them look and feel the best they can. We also retail products so that you can keep up good habits from home and stay looking super sharp.


Tell us about the Academy?

JFM Academy opened earlier this year and offers certificate (Cert.Barbering) and diploma barbering (Dip.Barbering) courses. Optional exams independently assessed include QQI Level 5 on the national framework, Certification from the British and International Hairdressing Council, The Designation SRB (State Registered Barber) status from the Barber Council. Our course structure includes Theory, Practical and Technical Skills Training (In the Academy) and Salon Training in our purpose designed Salons (Budding Barbers)


What about 2021 and your future?

JFM (subject to Covid19 restrictions) plan for 2021 and 2022 to grow the JFM family further in Ireland and in Europe. It is our mission to create awareness amongst men of all ages, that it is more than ok to avail of services that not only help them look better but to also feel better, in a professional relaxed setting, Just for Men!  “It’s all about the Guy” their safe space to look after their hair, skin, nail, brow, and waxing needs.

You can contact them on (021) 427 3635 or book online using ;