Say goodbye to wayward facial hair and hello to happiness at Melbourne’s best barber shops!
Barbers are like general practitioners: it’s better to stick with one for the long term. A doctor knows all your previous conditions to better treat and diagnose, and a long-term barber knows your hair, and your life story. To be precise, good barbers cut your hair for the future.
But we all seek different experiences. Some of us want to be pampered with luxury, others want snippy service, and most yearn for a decent conversation. This is why we have scoured the entirety of Melbourne for the best barber shops. They each offer different experiences, but they are all fantastic in their own way.
So, Melbourne, are you looking for a barber shop near you? Then take note of these 10 best barber shops in Melbourne to visit in 2021!
The Bearded Man
What makes a man a man? If you answered “facial hair”, then you’d be wrong! And The Bearded Man barbershop may not be for you. This barber shop celebrates the fluidity of gender by offering a space that caters to whoever needs a good trim and some hearty conversation. And maybe a beer or brew to boot. Be sure to give Donna Summer a pat on your next visit – it’s the owner’s dog who sports a cute beard too!
Melbourne Barber Shop
For over 25 years the aptly titled Melbourne Barber Shop has been beautifying the faces of Melbourne. But that’s not what makes them unique. The owner also holds a great love for automobiles and he showcases them all across his salon. Mosey on by and check out the sprawling collection of cars, and car memorabilia. And then enjoy a thorough trim to leave you speechless.
Men+Co Barber Shop
At Men+Co Barber Shop, you’ll be treated like royalty. Whether you’re seeking the latest trends or sticking to the traditional, the highly experienced team will get you looking your best. The founders of Men+Co are international trainers for American Crew, offering unrivalled expertise on any hair above the neck. Better yet, you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy your barbershop experience all in the comfort of a modern-looking salon that is as fresh as it is on-point.
Barbers Of Brunswick
This Melbourne barber shop brings the old school and marries it with a modern do. And not just with the interior decor. At Barbers Of Brunswick, expect familial service and plenty of expertise. This includes a complimentary whisky, craft beer or a barista beverage. Treat yourself to a close shave or find a new caretaker for that wayward beard of yours. They also love styling hair!
Don’t worry, these barbers are actually sensible on the job. And they’re experts at sculpting hair and trimming beards. But they do serve beer to all those who wait to be called – hence the name. The Drunken Barber sits above Prophecy Hair salon downstairs, so climb on up, add your name to the list and wait with a beer in hand. All prices are gender-neutral, so even the ladies who sport short hair could pop in for a cut. Longer hair types are recommended for Prophecy Hair downstairs.
All The Kings Men
This Melbourne-based barber shop fit for a king! At All The Kings Men, haircutting is second nature – you’ll be treated like one of their own and given the best damn snip of your life. The rustic salon is simple in design and powerful in execution, resembling a barber shop that is evocative of the days of yore. The days where prestige was respected and life was simple. Enter shabbily, leave refreshed.
Brother Wolf Barber Shop
Brother Wolf Barber Shop hosts three different locations across Melbourne: Fitzroy (opening soon), St Kilda and Prahran. Each is rustic in design and effective at bringing out the best in everyone, with a dedicated team that live and breathe Melbourne. The interior decor at each may seem simplistic, but the deception ends once you grace the chair and stare at yourself in the mirror.
Pickings & Parry
At Pickings & Parry, not only could you waltz out with shorter hairs on your head, but you can also leave with a whole new wardrobe as well! That’s because Pickings & Parry is a gentlemen’s department store and barber shop all in one – talk about one of the best barber shop experiences in Melbourne! The dedicated team of professional barbers are ready to tackle any wayward style. Like Jack, their most senior barber who just turned 60 and began his barbering career in the late 70s.
Oxbridge Barber Shop
This is the ultimate men’s den featuring skilled barbers, craft beers and sports showcased on the television above. Escape the rigmarole of city life and relax at the Oxbridge Barber Shop located on Little Collins Street in Melbourne’s CBD. The team inside specialises in English-style barbering, in both traditional and modern techniques. From cut-throat shaves to stylish hair cuts, you’ll be dashing.
Uncle Rocco's Barber Shop
As a third-generation barber dedicated to the passion of barbering, Uncle Rocco’s new location in Port Melbourne is the culmination of 30 years in the industry. The new barber shop includes nostalgic nods to previous shops, but with a fresh take on new trends. Specialising in all things barbering, you’ll be treated like family at Uncle Rocco’s with unparalleled dedication and an authentic barber experience.
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