Canadian Import MenEssentials Arrives in L.A.

A Canadian MenEssentials location

A Canadian MenEssentials location

Grooming has been booming. With Birchbox Man getting equal billing with its female counterpart, men’s grooming lounges popping up all over Los Angeles (not to mention in other cities) and expanded grooming lines for guys debuting every day, it’s about time that Canadian standby MenEssentials landed on our shores. Think of it as a man cave filled with grooming essentials — and a few non-essential, but necessary luxuries — that give guys a chance to sample, smell and seek the best of the best that men’s grooming has to offer.

Though the spot opened in late spring, the shop is celebrating its official grand opening tomorrow. Guys can check out the shop, which is fully stocked with fragrance, skincare and other accessories. And if you think this is just a spot to grab big names, think again. The shop is stocked with under-the-radar finds such as picks from Northern Beard Company, Brit brand Penhaligon’s mustache wax, and duck fat shaving soap by Bufflehead alongside some standbys, like pomade by Layrite and more. Guys can get schooled at the shop’s permanent barbershop, which offers up hot towel shaves and beard trims weekly (every Saturday) and free safety and straight razor classes once a month — call in to 818-240-7870 for the details. Shop the opening soirée tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. and you can snag a $15 shave, with proceeds benefitting the Glendale Salvation Army. Can’t make it? Shoppers can enjoy 10% off any purchase with a canned food donation during the month of August. So get groomed, guys — not that you need a reminder.

MenEssentials is located at 234 North Brand Boulevard in Glendale. For more information, visit

Images courtesy MenEssentials

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.