Needing a beard trim? A fresh fade? Or just a quick scrape and snip? Sydney’s barber shops are all about style and suave.

Choosing a good barber is like choosing a doctor. And having the right barber can determine how we’re going to feel until our next haircut. Thankfully Sydney is loaded with choice when it comes to barbers.

Whether you’re needing a tidy-up, a pampering or a fresh fade for the weekend, we’re here to help with our quick guide to the best barbers in Sydney. Our selection includes the ones that are the most the efficient, that go out of their way to spoil you and, of course, the quirky salons that are just a little bit extra with their overall experience.

So read on through for our list of the best barber shops in Sydney of 2022!

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If you’re looking for one of the best barber shops in Sydney but you’re also a coffee fiend, then have we got a treat for you! Just like a lot of the barber shops on this list, Barberchino offers clients a free drink while they wait. How about a freshly brewed coffee? Or even a crisp, chilled beer? This cruisy, hole-in-the-wall barber shops feels like a bikers oasis. But, in reality, they’re here sporting some of Sydney’s untamed hair.

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168 Enmore Rd, Enmore, NSW 2042
<strong>The Barber Shop</strong>
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The Barber Shop

If you’re looking for a cocktail bar and barber shop all rolled into one, The Barber Shop on York Street should be your go-to. The perfect stop for those needing a tipple to accompany their trim, The Barber Shop specialises in all grooming you could ever need. Also making our list of one of the Best Gin Bars around Australia, after one visit you’ll soon realise why they’ve been titled as the best barber shops in Sydney. Cheers!

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89 York St, Sydney, NSW 2000
<strong>Blade & Barrel Barbers</strong>
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Blade & Barrel Barbers

Although this barber shop is not in Sydney’s CBD, Blade & Barrel Barbers is well worth the trip for a haircut, beard trim or, even just to hangout at. With vintage glass-stained bay windows, marble decor and a nifty bar nook, Blade & Barrel is all about creating a luxurious experience the moment you step in. Home to some of the best barbers in Sydney that are equally good at their job as they are friendly, Blade & Barrel is sure to be your newfound favourite barber shop!

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174 Majors Bay Rd, Concord, NSW 2137
<strong>The Happy Sailors Barbershop</strong>
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The Happy Sailors Barbershop

If you’re looking for a barber shop in Sydney that has more of a relaxing and casual atmosphere, then The Happy Sailors Barbershop in Redfern is for you! Their shop is highlighted by its stark white interiors that are adorned with plenty of sailor art and photography to keep your mind busy. Although it will feel like a trip back to the 60s – they even have the iconic red, white and blue spinning pole out the front – we can guarantee that your haircut will be fresh, modern and super stylist.

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748 Bourke St, Redfern, NSW 2016
<strong>Men's Biz Barber & Shop</strong>
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Men's Biz Barber & Shop

Found in Sydney’s Strand Arcade, the guys at Men’s Biz are not just experienced, they are excellent at explaining the intricacies of your hair and head. Upon your visit they’ll set aside the time to discuss what styles work best for you which is perfect for those who are indecisive about their next trim or shave. Apart from being famed as one of top barber shops in Sydney, Men’s Biz is also home to an extensive range of men’s grooming products. They’re your one-stop-shop!

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Strand Arcade, Level 2, 412/414 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000
<strong>Mister Chop Shop</strong>
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Mister Chop Shop

Found on Crown Street in Surry Hills, Mister Chop Shop describes itself as “a sacred masculine enclave”, and we can’t say it better ourselves! From floor to ceiling, this Sydney barber shop envelopes all the necessary requirements of manhood, with a good dash of suave, style and pizzazz. Not only will you leave with a well-trimmed face and head, but you’ll stroll out the door knowing it.

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433 Crown St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
<strong>Mr Wolf Barber Shop</strong>
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Mr Wolf Barber Shop

Experience in cutting hair and trimming beards is one thing, but giving exceptional customer service is a whole new ball game. Mr Wolf, like all the other Sydney barber shops on our list, exceeds in both. Promising to treat you like the god that you are; with lively music playing all day long, visitors will be served cold tinnies while they wait. A must try in 2022!

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22 Enmore Rd, Newtown, NSW 2042
<strong>Sydney Barbers</strong>
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Sydney Barbers

At Sydney Barbers, there’s no mucking around. Make an appointment, hop in the chair, tell them what you want, have a good chat and leave looking a whole lot better than how you walked in. With four convenient barber shop locations spread out across Sydney’s CBD, you’ll be spoilt with choice, suave and exceptional service. As one reviewer wrote on their Facebook page, “If you want to get laid, get a cut from these pros.”

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Do you prefer to do it at home yourself? Learn from the best thanks to these 6 Tips for Maintaining the Perfect Beard and Moustache. And, start the routine your skin needs thanks to our Guide to 4 Easy Skincare Tips for Men.

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This article was first published on June 23 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on October 19 2022.